Bring the power of Yammer to Microsoft Teams and simplify, optimize, and control your communication workflow. Together, Yammer and Teams create new levels of efficiency to get the right information to the right people at the right time. Move broader Yammer conversations to a limited audience for follow ups, discussions, and alignment. Or team members can participate in a Yammer conversation from Teams before posting to a Yammer group. Ways to use Yammer in Teams include organizational changes, event production, software roll outs, and much more.
Often there are large organizational changes announced to the company. Some companies create groups around those changes, for example an HR Benefits Group when new benefits packages are announced, or Open Enrollment occurs. A Yammer group for employees’ questions would be a place to post and get answers, or to point people to previously answered questions. These questions and answers are helpful to create additional content for FAQs.
Sample Groups: HR Benefits Team, Merger & Acquisitions, Leadership Connection
If an event is hosted LIVE or a YamJam in Yammer, you can use both Teams and Yammer together for the best experience for your audience. Some organizations have Yammer groups for each event while other customers have departmental groups and host multiple events within that group.
While the event is going on, there may be a question or comment that needs further discussion with the event team before its answered, either ON AIR or in Yammer. The team can discuss amongst themselves and get back to the original question quickly with an answer. Using Teams provides a backchannel for the event team to coordinate prior to a response.
Sample Groups: Leadership Connection, Innovation YamJam, Sales Quarterly Reviews
Software Rollout Projects
When new software rolls out to your organization, change can be hard. Employees have questions about efficiency and productivity. IT Project teams have been successful in creating self-help Yammer communities to support these rollouts and changes.
Yet when issues and concerns or product improvement are shared, the IT Project team needs a place to converse and determine what should be shared and posted to the wider community. Having an IT Project Core Team channel creates a place for the group to discuss an upcoming outage or an unplanned issue before alerting employees.
Sample Groups: New to Office365, CRM Dynamics Users
Marketing and Sales – using a Yammer #topic
Customer facing teams need to stay in the loop about the competition, and yet they may not know of how marketing or the organization is helping prepare for the competition. When the competition is brought up on the Yammer network, the marketing team can keep a pulse without having to be part of every group or conversation on Yammer.
The Marketing Team can have the Yammer Tab in Teams set to follow a specific hashtag, like the competitors name. When the hashtag is used in the Yammer network, the tab is populated to start the conversation in the Team channel. The marketing team can easily follow up with specific tactics, content or additional questions in relation to the competitor.
Sample Groups: Regional Sales Team, Product ABC Enthusiasts, Beat the Competition!