Nine Answers I Hope to Get to Nine Questions at Microsoft Ignite 2017

I am a changed man. I had never seen anything like it before, and by the time I returned home, I hardly knew myself. Microsoft Ignite 2016 was the biggest conference I had ever attended. After a week of endless walking, swag collection and techy conversation, I was dizzy. I returned home, collected my thoughts, … Continue reading Nine Answers I Hope to Get to Nine Questions at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Yammer, and The Healing Power of a Hashtag

We call our Yammer network The Tent. The Tent has almost 9,500 users who are mostly lay and professional leaders from Reform Jewish congregations throughout North America. Our users visit The Tent to ask questions, to share information, to find expertise, and to connect with other leaders as a way to strengthen their congregation and … Continue reading Yammer, and The Healing Power of a Hashtag

3 Effective Ways to Bring a Smile in Yammer

GIF's are not a sophisticated means of communication, they are short animated images that many people find annoying, cringe worthy and sometimes seizure inducing. They can be bright, flashy and loud, even though there is no sound. Enterprise Social Networking platform Yammer recently introduced the ability to include GIF images in posts. In an earlier … Continue reading 3 Effective Ways to Bring a Smile in Yammer

Yammer: Feature Rich or Distraction Heavy

Much to their credit, the developers at Yammer continue to add new functionality and features to its enterprise social network platform. Since acquired by Microsoft in 2012, it has slowly become more integrated with Office 365 functionality offering its users true collaboration functionality in a feature rich environment. When a Word (or Excel or PowerPoint … Continue reading Yammer: Feature Rich or Distraction Heavy

“One tattered copy of the ‘Working Out Loud’ book began to make its way around the office.”

"I think we should do Working Out Loud circles." Naturally, my boss and our Director of Human Resources wanted to know more. I told them I had recently read the book Working Out Loud (WOL) by John Stepper, and how it helps us set and achieve goals in a group support setting by learning new habits using … Continue reading “One tattered copy of the ‘Working Out Loud’ book began to make its way around the office.”

Working Out Loud Success through the lens of Yammer Analytics

I confess. I was selfish. I was only thinking of myself. When I suggested that we introduce Working Out Loud at my workplace, yes...I was thinking about how my colleagues could achieve meaningful goals, and how they could improve their career or personal life, but those were not my only concerns. Mostly, I was thinking … Continue reading Working Out Loud Success through the lens of Yammer Analytics