More than 1,400 members of the MIT community have signed up for Yammer. Yammer? As in complain or clamor?
That classic definition has been given a new twist by Yammer, a popular social network aimed at companies and organizations. MIT’s instance of Yammer, open only to those with a valid @mit.edu email address, has been growing for a few years through word of mouth.
Why are MIT community members – especially administrative and support staff – joining Yammer? It’s a secure way to share work-related content and to collaborate. Ask a question and get informative answers that others can also learn from. Alert colleagues to upcoming workshops or compelling links. Start a discussion on a topic that speaks to your peers.
Yammer has a collegial feel to it. It puts faces to names of community members and builds awareness of subject matter experts at MIT who are willing to share their knowledge. Yammer also helps with networking, training and informal learning, recognition and praise, project management, new hires, professional development, and community building.