We use Yammer at work, it gets used mainly for sports and social chat really but a lot of the tech support and service guys use it to ask questions if they don’t know specifically who to direct the question to when out in the field. We never seem to have any problems with it.
We’re a smallish management team of about 10, but we’re also spread about the country. What we’re after is a wall type space to write quick updates onto so that everyone can see. Emails often turn into a long conversation which becomes quite diverting and noisy amongst other proper work emails, so we need something smarter that can be used on phones too. So is yammer the one? What else is there?
And then is there anything else like Storify where we can take one particular subject or series of events to create an easy to read chronology rather than having to pick out the relevant bits on a feed?
Very early stages in looking at this so any ideas for me to look into would be greatly appreciated.
Yammer works quite well for us. We’re quite a big organisation and I’d say about a third of our staff have signed up to Yammer. I guess the policy that it’s considered business use so people can spend all day on it helped. 😉
The engineers in the business use it most I think which is quite interesting. they do a lot of collaborative stuff on there. My only gripe with Yammer, is that all you need is a corporate email address to join. Plenty of our partners have corporate emails addresses so they could see what is being discussed there. Also, if someone leaves the company, they don’t leave Yammer automatically so they can post pictures of their arse.