Yammer Default Configuration not Ideal for Crisis Communication

Day 2 of our experiment with Yammer for internal crisis communication with Hurricane Ike coming down on us. This is the default configuration even after you set up your SMS.

The default config will NOT work – SMS is off and after hours pings are off.


You have to change it to this (below) or it won’t work. For example, Ike is supposed to hit Houston around 1:00 AM tonight. Realistically with our employees out of the office, it is likely too late for me to get everyone to change this setting. Is there even a way to change it via SMS if they only have mobile?


There needs to be a magic button where the network owner for a yammer domain can edit settings for the team as a whole in response to a crisis? I realize it is a brand new product, just thinking out loud.