Editor’s Note: This summer, two LinkedIn employees came up with a wild idea – to swap jobs, homes, and cars for a month, bringing their families along for the ride. Rich Wong, Senior Director of Finance, is based in Mountain View, California and Sharon McCooey, International Finance Director, is based in Dublin, Ireland. Rather than dismissing the idea, our management team encouraged them to go for it. Below is a he-said, she-said account of their adventures.
Rich: I love working at LinkedIn and here’s why. Crazy ideas aren’t so crazy. People are encouraged to come up with new out-of-the-box ideas and managers tend to support these new ideas. A perfect example of this was when Sharon approached me about doing a job swap – including swapping cars and houses too! At one point, I was worried and joked with her about wanting to swap families too (like the TV show “Wife Swap”).