This week I had the pleasure to have an informal #responsivecoffee with Rhiannan Howell (@rhi_jai) at Spring, a great cafe in Brisbane City. After finding one of the noisiest tables in Brisbane and sipping away on our long blacks we got the ZoomH4n and microphones out of the bag and pressed record…
(as a side note, by turning the recording level down on the device you can’t hear how noisy the cafe and the road we were sitting beside was – so please forgive us half way through when we start talking about a B-Double Truck rumbling past! Honestly we couldn’t hear each other across the table, although you can’t really notice it on the podcast! Having a good quality podcast voice recorder saved the day!)
Rhi is from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. As one of many agencies that are part of the Queensland Government, TMR are going through a cultural renewal program which involves all 6500 employees. One of the ideas that Rhi turned into action was driving the adoption, launch and engagement of a Yammer network across the organisation.
In this episode of The Yaminade, Rhi talks about the broader transition the organisation is going through, how she turned her idea to adopt Yammer into action, and some of the successes (and challenges) she and her Yammer Champions have seen over the past 6-12 months.
Links we discussed during The Yaminade this week…
- #responsivecoffee – part of The Responsive Org movement
- Queensland Government
- Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Public Service Commission – Renewing our culture and values
- The Cube – Queensland University of Technology
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