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Enterprise social networks require some level of governance to operate most effectively. On one side of the equation, there is truth in the fact that a social network is most effective when users are allowed to communicate freely, and without restrictive policies. At the same time, there are some rules that must be enforced and adhered to – even more so for those of us in highly regulated industries. Yammer-logo
As my colleague Rich Wood so aptly wrote in a post on ViewDo Labs’ enterprise social blog, “Governance has a reputation in enterprise social for being kind of a dirty word.” Without a doubt, it’s a slippery slope – the more restrictive your governance policies, the less likely you are to see users collaborating naturally and often.
And when you’re so used to thinking of “governance” in a SharePoint context, it can be difficult to understand how to govern a Yammer network properly while still encouraging user engagement. The tools in Yammer might seem light compared to SharePoint, and they are – for good reason.
Governance options within Yammer include usage policies (which Rich discusses at length in the aforementioned ViewDo Labs’ post), password policies, group administration, keyword monitoring, and directory synchronization and single sign on integration, among others.
So, how exactly do you plan for governance in Yammer while still working like a network? Join us on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to find out. During the webinar, Rich Wood, National Director of Modern Applications at Perficient and frequent speaker on all things Yammer, will help you understand how to govern an enterprise social network.  He’ll first consider the philosophical differences of governance in SharePoint and Yammer, and why sometimes less is actually more. Rich will then look at the various features and functions that Yammer provides for governing users and content, and conclude with audience Q&A as time permits.
You can also hear what Rich is talking about on Twitter @richOthewood.
To register for the webinar, click here.
Planning for Governance in Yammer While Working Like a Network
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
1:00 p.m. CT
 

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I work closely with our content management practices and partners at Perficient to lead marketing efforts designed to increase awareness and impact pipeline. I have experience in a variety of industries and have spent the last decade creating multi-faceted campaigns, working to integrate various channels into the plan and maximize effectiveness.

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