Sep 15 2016 10:15 AM
Sep 15 2016 10:15 AM
At given stage most of Yammer Admin or Yammer Governance will have the same question : everyone is able to create a Yammer Group at at given stage we can have hundreds of useless yammer group with few people, no activities or numerous yammer group talking the same subject but not active because the community is fragmented.
This note is a collection of recipe (cookbook) of different solution available to list all the group you have on your yammer network to be able to make some arbitration from governance perspective.
Reducing or Optimizing Yammer group or Delete some yammer group is not negative, this is a good way to clarify usage, help community of practice to emerge by routing people on the same place, it is just have to done by keeping in mind it have to be benevolant, this is not a question of quantity but quality.
Do you prefer having 100 group of 20 people not very active and with 1 message per month or do you prefer having 20 group with 100 members consolidate on the same scope/topics with 1 message per week or even more several message a day :) ?
B) Does Size Matter in Communities (or you Yammer Group) ?
Sorry, we will not talk about relationship between Men and Women :) I mainly selected this Title and Illustration too get your attention :)
Thanks to Stan GARFIELD and LinkedIn Article he made here :https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141208204832-2500783-does-size-matter-in-communities on which most of information of chapter B) was consolidated or coming from. Hence "sentence in italic like this" are direct quote from original article made by Stan.
Q1. Does size matter?
To directly go to the point, the answer is YES. A group with 100-200 or more members tended to be more active and provide better business results than smaller groups.
Q2. does the size requirement for activity depends on the type of group ?
Once again YES!
Q3. Why Communities need a critical mass of members ?
Q4. Does the 90-9-1 rule is true ?
Q5. Is it wrong to have 90% of passive participants ?
Q6. to go back to my community
Q7. How to increase membership