www.office.com/setup Blogs: You’ve just joined Yammer. Awesome! Now you’re probably wondering, “So what do I do next?” Below are a few suggestions for what to do after signing into Yammer for the first time:
1. Join groups. First join your group for your department. If one doesn’t exist, create one! Next, browse your department group’s related groups. You should also search for your hobbies. It’s a great way to connect with fellow employees. I’ve joined the Marketing Team group as well as a group for foodies. By joining groups, you see conversations that are relevant to your job and topics you are interested in. You can also post questions and updates to specific groups to ensure your messages are reaching the relevant audience.
2. Introduce yourself on the All Company feed. The best introductions offer a mix of personal and professional information. Say who you are, what you’ll be working on and a hobby or two. Keep it to a maximum of three sentences. For example, I would say, “Hi everyone! My name is Jeanette and I’ll be working on the Marketing team as the Marketing Coordinator. Living in San Francisco, I’m a bit of a foodie. I also really love travel and try to visit new places during my vacation days.” By saying hello in the All Company feed, you’re putting yourself out there to connect with more people. Be sure to share your introductory post with your department group as well!
3. Update your profile. Add your title, where you’ll be working from and expertise that relates to your new role. In the bio section, discuss your role at Yammer as well as a few personal interests. This makes it easier for people to know what you’re working on as well as connect with you on a more personal level. You should also add in specialties that maybe aren’t directly related to your current role, but could be useful to others. You never know when someone might need your expert advice! Read our how-to post for more pro tips on creating a great profile.
4. Follow your teammates. Identify team members and colleagues from across the company who you work with, and ‘follow’ them to see the conversations they are participating in. This way, you’ll be “in the know” on what they are working on and potentially be able to join in. I follow my manager and most of my teammates as it’s my job to have an overall picture of what’s happening in our department at all times.
You’re now well on your way to enjoying Yammer and using it effectively to get work done. Share your first update about what you’re working on today. You never know who might see it and be able to add value to your job.
Original Post: https://blogs.office.com/2013/06/06/what-to-do-after-joining-yammer/