Are you on Yammer yet?

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 26, 2016 02:20 PM |
As many of you may be aware, at the start of January we launched Yammer to the University. Have you signed up yet?

Yammer is an ‘enterprise social network’ that allows you to communicate and collaborate with colleagues online at your desk or on the go. It’s more open than email, and allows you to get involved in discussions and projects across the entire University. You can read more here.

We’re really pleased to see more than 850 registered members on the network, and to see some really interesting discussions occurring on there.

But what exactly can you do on there? If you have ideas about the University outside your general area, then you can share them on there. There are groups looking at various projects from our new Pathways initiative to communicating with staff and students.

At the moment we’re just promoting this to staff, but students are able to join the network as well, so there may be a way in which it would help your communications with them.

If you have an interest in a specific area, then create a group, invite colleagues and start the discussions. It’s particularly useful for colleagues who don’t work from a desk, as you can download a free Yammer app for your mobile and get your updates on the go.

We have also taken some of the lesser used areas of our staff website such as wanted/for sale and staff social opportunities, and created groups for them so that they are far more interactive.

If you’ve not signed up yet then why not take a look by visiting office365.le.ac.uk, logging in with your usual University details and clicking the Yammer tile.

If you do have any questions about Yammer or would like someone to help explore the benefits to your team in more detail, please contact Ross Tarbard, Internal Communications Officer.

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