To Share or Not to Share
December 14, 2014

To Share or Not to Share

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Yammer

Yammer was used across the entire organization as a bridge gapping tool. In a global company, it's hard to share ideas and successes and Yammer allowed employees to share on a larger scale, which in turn encouraged transparency and support.
  • Encourages dialogue
  • Tracks timelines from a sales perspective
  • Creates a level of comfort for those that may be hesitant to share
  • Seems to work fine for the purposes that it was created for
  • I'd like to see Yammer function with other office tools like Skype or GoTomeeting
  • I think Yammer has encouraged transparency
  • It's helped to track lead opportunities
  • Provides support to areas that many may not be aware or in need

As I said earlier, Yammer is a glorified Facebook, just for businesses. It creates a sense of community, but I think most organizations can take it or leave it for the most part.

I think it’s important to educate personnel of the negative implications sharing MNPI can have. I can’t tell you how many trading windows had to be closed early because of an excited sales Rep sharing a win. Innocent intentions, however, had a huge negative impact on the organization as a whole.

Data security is important and admin management tools should be clearly addressed. Because Yammer is essentially a social media site, a glorified Facebook if you will, it's important that sharing doesn’t go too far, and material non-public information is carefully guarded and removed if needed. It would great if screen shots were prohibited.