8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2015 8:27 AM by Patty McEnaney

    What content is getting the most views in your community?


      Content is king! Some posts really take off, and these can be very helpful to building your community.


      Here are some of ours (what are yours?):




      Change Case of Text on the Fly


      For those situations where you have been typing for ages and you look up at the screen to realize that the Caps Lock key has been left on. Do you delete and retype again?


      No. Simply press Shift + F3 to change text between title case, upper case, and lower case!




      10 Reasons Information Visualisation Rocks


      Those of you who get excited about INFORMATION VISUALIZATION will enjoy this article which shares the science behind why people find it easier to digest and work with info that's displayed visually.





      Threaded conversations in Outlook


      After thinking about what wastes most of my inbox-management time, I figured it was the constant archiving of emails that are part of a thread.

      Here's how to get 'gmail' style threading:


      Go to the 'view' tab/ribbon.

      Check 'Show as Conversations'

      Choose 'All Folders'





      We're celebrating 100,000 Collaborators!


      {The message was accompanied by a video message from our senior sponsor}



      Respect in the Workplace


      {The post was a very candid post from a C-level executive on the importance of respecting others. It included the quote, "Consider that the quality of a person’s character can be seen by how they treat the most junior person they interact with, and not how well they manage upward or what achievement they individually take credit for."}



      Do the Collaborate plug-ins save you time?


      {Survey asking how many hours per week the Jive plug-ins for Office save our users}



      Top 10 Signs you work at Citi ..


      {Tongue-in-cheek post in David Letterman's style}



      We invite you to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) - May 15, 2014


      {Challenge to create awareness of digital accessibility, asking participants to:}


      Go Mouseless For An Hour

      Do not use your mouse and use your keyboard alone (tab/shift tab, arrow keys, enter and spacebar) to navigate and interact with your favorite websites and applications. If you use a touchpad, track pad or similar input method, disable it, and use the keyboard instead. Developers and designers, we encourage you to visit a site you were involved in creating and take it for a test-drive. Look for the following:

      • Is there a visible focus indicator (i.e., do you know where you are) at all times as you navigate each screen using the tab and shift tab keys?
      • Are you able to interact with every element that receives focus using the keyboard alone?
      • If there is any element that provides functionality if you hover over it with your mouse, such as revealing a tooltip or a set of actions, can you display this strictly using the keyboard alone?

      Enlarge Your Fonts

      Check that your page(s) is accessible and usable for low vision/visually impaired users. To do this, use your browser and resize the text to 200 percent.

      • Now look at the screen, and make sure there is no loss of content or functionality.
      • Have all elements resized, including all widgets?



      Store frequently used text and images as Quick Parts in Outlook




      Store frequently used text and images as Quick Parts in Outlook


      Did you know that you can reuse frequently used text and images by storing them as Quick Parts in Outlook 2007?


      The Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Quick Parts feature provides building blocks, reusable pieces of content or other email message parts that are stored in galleries. You can access and reuse the quick parts at any time.

      To CREATE a Quick Part:

      1. 1. Highlight the content in your email to be stored as a Quick Part
      2. 2. Go to Insert > Quick Parts (in the Text group) > Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery...
      3. 3. Enter a name in the Create New Building Block dialog box. Click Ok
      INSERT a Quick Part:
      1. 1. Click where you want to insert a building block in the email
      2. 2. Go to Insert > Quick Parts (in the Text group), select the building block. Click Insert



      Senior Managers Using Collaborate


      {A document with a four-column table showing senior managers participating in our Jive communitieis, with a profile picture, the name link, and a link to the best place to find their content}



      Outlook - Maximize Screen Real Estate



      If you are finding that your Outlook is becoming crowded and the space for messages

      is getting smaller and smaller why not maximise the screen real estate.


      To toggle the Navigation Pane on and off, press ALT+F1.


      This will free up screen real estate should you require it.



      QRG: Event and Calendar Functionality


      {A VERY thorough how-to for using events and calendars, with screenshots of each step and option}



      Paying Employees to Quit - Should We Consider It?


      {A discussion of the the blog post on the Harvard Business Review website, "Why Amazon Is Copying Zappos and Paying Employees to Quit"}



      What songs get you pumped up?


      {A long discussion of good songs for work. This caused a bit of controversy about the place of "fun" content at work}



      There’s a Reason it’s Called a Difficult Conversation


      {A very thoughtful, well-organized discussion on how managers can prepare for difficult conversations with their employees}



      Using "Problem Steps Recorder" to Create Procedure Documents


      {A step-by-step how-to on using a microsoft application bundled with Windows 7 to easily create procedures for work How do I use Problem Steps Recorder?}



      Your life in six words....


      In 2006, Smith magazine asked its readers to submit their life stories in six-word memoirs: The Six-Word Memoir Project | The Six-Word Memoir Blog What is yours?



      QRG: Profile Photo and Avatar Guidelines


      {A one-page guideline for profile photos with helpful examples of good and bad photos}



      Retouch Your Security Photo for Collaborate Using Free Tools


      {A step-by-step guide to using the free photo retouch tool on Photoshop Online Tools | Photoshop.com to make your security photo look nice enough to use as a profile picture on Jive}



      Excel productivity extension (Search Tool)


      {One of our users wrote a series of search tools in Citi applications and made them freely available to our Jive community}



      Citi Collaborate: Executive Engagement Toolkit


      {A guide meant to help senior managers to begin to engage with our internal communities}



      Need your opinion... continuing "fun" content on Collab?


      {An open discussion on whether there is a place for non-work-related content on Jive}


      Lots of views:

      {TED videos in general}


      Some examples:

      Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are - YouTube

      Derek Sivers: How to start a movement - YouTube

      Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? | Talk Video | TED.com

      Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Talk Video | TED.com

      Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive | Talk Video | TED.com

      Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration | Talk Video | TED.com