Now that role badges are available in the Jive Community, I've realized they don't carry over to Jive for Outlook. I can see this being very helpful for people who are interacting regularly from email rather than in the site. For the exact same reasons we wanted them in the interface in the first place. For example, I post a question, and then someone I'm not familiar with responds to my question. If there is a role badge that shows they are a Champion or a Jive Employee, I'm more confident in the response as valid. Context.
Thanks for your consideration.