A Totally Different Take on Mobility: The LinkedIn inDay Shake [VIDEO]

February 15, 2013

inDays are a celebrated tradition here at LinkedIn and a big part of our culture. Every month, LinkedIn gives one Friday back to all of its regular employees and interns. We use the day to innovate, collaborate, think creatively, work on inspirational projects and to invest in our career paths. This month’s inDay theme is Mobile Madness. Being everywhere our members work, and mobile in particular, is key to our 2013 business strategy. Since mobile has become tightly woven into the fabric of our lives, having today’s inDay devoted to mobile makes perfect sense.

Around the world, from our office in Amsterdam to our headquarters in Mountain View, employees spent the day attending mobile product sessions, exploring new mobile technologies, creating new features and hacking LinkedIn code.

I came up with the idea to bend our Mobile Madness theme a bit further by inviting all of my co-workers in the Mountain View office to participate in the first ever LinkedIn inDay Shake. It’s our LinkedIn take on the Harlem Shake.

Here’s what happens when you gather hundreds of LinkedIn employees and blast the dance song Harlem Shake by Baauer in the courtyard at our Mountain View headquarters...

Our NYC office was also inspired to mobilize...

When we asked our fearless mobile leader, Joff Redfern, for his thoughts on our version of Mobile Madness, he said, “It's epic. Wish we had the forethought to include in the official Mobile Madness InDay agenda. It's one of the few times I've actually enjoyed seeing my co-workers flail.”

Needless to say, I think my co-workers who participated in the LinkedIn inDay Shake would agree that we accomplished all of the key Mobile Madness inDay objectives:

  • We were literally everywhere/all over the place with those dance moves
  • Everyone was definitely mobile
  • It involved quite a bit of collaboration

Our inDay theme for March will be Mentor[in]. I can’t wait to see how we “shake” things up on inDay next month!