Yammer: A new way to communicate and collaborate with colleagues

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 06, 2016 02:19 PM |
We are launching a brand new way of working at the University.

What is Yammer?

Yammer is an ‘enterprise social network’ that allows you to communicate and collaborate with colleagues online at your desk or on the go.

In the recent Communication survey carried out by Internal Communications, many staff and students expressed interest in an internal ‘social network’.

But let’s leave talk of social networks aside. Yammer is essentially an ‘online meeting room’ which allows you to talk to colleagues, discuss projects, ask questions and much more.

Get started

Just visit office365.le.ac.uk and login with your University IT account username and password. You’ll be presented with a number of options, click the big Yammer tile and away you go.

We have put together some guidance on how to get the best from Yammer, but it’s only by using it that you’ll start to see the full benefit. Use it as an alternative to group emails, add a group for a project you’re working on, use it as an informal workspace, anything’s possible.

We hope that you will get involved and use Yammer. It has the potential to change the way we work and collaborate at the University.

Acceptable use

Yammer is fully licensed and protected through our Office 365 agreement. It is intended to be a shared work area, and should be treated as an extension of the work environment. Some information may be confidential, so think about how and why you are sharing. The guidelines have some easy reference information on data protection and confidentiality.

Have a question?

If you have any questions or want to know more, please get in touch with Ross Tarbard, Internal Communications Officer on rmt22@le.ac.uk or phone x2485.

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