Steve Nguyen / Mark Woodrow / Angus FloranceAngus , Connie and Steve walks the audience though the ton of features just launched or about to launch in Yammer.A couple of days ago we held a Yammer Digital Transformation Meetup in Sydney. Was aimed at a business audience and coincided with the Australian Microsoft Tech Summit. We had a lovely bunch of - as @Steve Nguyen put it - "people who love interacting with people".
Steve reminded us that even though they are bringing out lots of new features the main goal of Yammer was connecting people. Mark Woodrow also made the important point that face-to-face events such as the one this evening is so important to keep the community alive and thriving.
Lovely stories were also told and shared. I loved Abi Goodfellow's story about the CIO in her company (a large bank with 50K staff) who that very day had run his first YamJam and was asked by an employee "I am somewhat of an introvert. How can you help me feel comfortable using Yammer?". The CIO looked around the room asking the comms/community people for advice on how to best answer, and they said "Say what you think". He wrote "Well - I am an introvert myself. How do you think I feel right now?"
Deep discussions about something importantScott Turner is smiling - I would too with a cold Peroni in my handPeople chatting away
@Simon Terry, @Scott Ward and I did a condensed version of a talk we gave at Ignite on Yammer and Digital Transformation. At the core of this is the relationship between Yammer as the place to tap into the whole enterprise for ideas and feedback ('Outer loop'), and then the execution of work between small groups of people in Teams ('Inner loop').
Scott Ward introduces concepts around digital transformation and how you use Yammer to drive this.
"Stand up everyone who is actively using Yammer in your organization!" - Amazing how few people are sitting...Simon and I talk about Yammer maturity and measurement