InDay: Play and Bring Your Kids to Work Day
June 21, 2012
Once a month, we set aside a Friday for employees to focus on investing in themselves and their community. It’s a day to spend time outside their daily task list and transform. Check out other InDay posts here. - Ed.
At LinkedIn, our passionate employees work hard everyday, so for last Friday’s InDay we asked employees around the world to “play”.
Bring Your Kids to Work Day took place at our offices in Chicago and Mountain View. Over 300 kids and 100 employee volunteers participated in the day to learn and play. In Mountain View, the kids started the day by going on a self guided scavenger hunt with their parents to learn from a variety of departments like University Recruiting, Health & Wellness, Finance, Localization, and Corporate IT. We also had fun activities like a rock climbing wall, a competitive sports challenge hosted by Hi Five Bay Area Sports and a fun-filled karaoke session hosted by the audio visual team. Employees without kids had their own kid-free play zone with food trucks and their very own bounce house and rock climbing wall. The day ended with our Next Play employee band show and a Comedy Happy Hour hosted by the LinkedIn Now You’re Talk[in] Toastmasters team.
Our Australia team volunteered at an animal shelter for the day using play therapy while our Singapore office organized a friendly competition of dragon boat racing.
Two of our offices devoted their inDay to doing good. In Chicago, the team hosted a LinkedIn For Good pro bono workshop for 4 local nonprofits to show them how they can best leverage LinkedIn. And this week, the EMEA offices will also participate in LinkedIn For Good projects hosting another “Calling for a Cause” session in Dublin.
Once again, we were inspired by our employees’ passion for teaching, learning and having fun on inDay. I look forward to future InDays and all the incredible events employees come up with to transform their own lives, the company, and the world.