How to introduce Yammer in your organisation – illustrated guide

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First published on the Yammer blog.

Why I created this infographic (and how you can use it)

I introduced Yammer (an enterprise social network) in my organisation about a year and a half ago (I’m part-time internal comms as well as an illustrator/”visual storyteller”). I soon realised that not everybody understood what Yammer was about. As a former online campaigner for nonprofit organisations and an ex-cartoonist I knew that illustrations are the most effective way to explain abstract concepts to a time poor audience. So I decided to draw down the key concepts. This particular infographic  is aimed at internal communications people (and others at the forefront of the internal social media revolution). Feel free to download the infographic (or an individual illustration) and use it in your own work. In case you want to edit the copy I’ve posted a Photoshop file where I’ve left the text layers editable.

  • Download the file (png) here.
  • Download the file (png) without copy here.
  • Download the Photoshop file (in case you want to edit the copy or translate it into another language). NB: This is a large file.
  • Want to download an individual illustration (or several) for example for your PowerPoint presentation or newsletter? Head over here.
  • NEW: The infographic as a PowerPoint presentation.

Note: I’m using a Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0). This means you can use and modify my work as long as you attribute it to me (all the images have a url -it’s enough you leave the url in the image) and don’t use them in a commercial product (using them in internal comms or in a blog post is fine). If you like my work I would greatly appreciate it if you could link back to my site :).

– Virpi

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Visual simplifier and storyteller. Former digital campaigner. Occasional consultant.

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10 comments on “How to introduce Yammer in your organisation – illustrated guide
  1. Dana Ploof says:

    I like this. I’m always looking for content to add to my Yammer feed, and this fits right in with our mission to keep our senior executives engaged in the conversation.

  2. Antony says:

    This is a great Infographic. I’m trying to increase user adoption of yammer in some of my 365 Clients and these visuals make things extremely easy to comprehend

  3. Thanks for these, incredibly helpful, and I hope you don’t mind if I use them in my Yammer guidelines, with a link back to this site.

  4. Beth@ says:

    This is great! Thanks Virpi!

  5. Delon Commosioung says:

    Im introducing Yammer to an educational institution but recognise a lot of the issues outlined here, so this resource is very helpful. My only gripe is viewing this on a tablet means that areas are obscured by the box with the social media links, i understand the need for them but there seems to be no way to control how and where they appear on the page. That said, I certainly intend to use the tips going forward, it would be interesting to compare your findings with that of an educational setting.

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