I am doing a presentation tomorrow for the Ames Business Improvement Council on LinkedIn. I was doing research to see if there are any new and interesting things that I don’t know about yet. One of the places I went was to the LinkedIn Blog. While looking through the different posts I came across “LinkedIn Observes the Rise of Professional Ninjas!”
I LOVE THIS!!! Number one, I wrote a post not too long ago calling myself a ninja. I just did it because I thought it was funny. Apparently, many people share my love for (and desire to be) ninjas.
The first thing this makes me think is that the business world is getting more flexible and less conservative. Just from the sheer fact that people put that they are a ninja on their professional social media page makes me believe that they can still get business while having some fun. And really, anytime that work can be made more fun, I am in.
I have heard about many different job titles being made. We had a business in town a few years ago called Monkey This, and the CEO was the “Head Banana.” I know Mark Zuckerberg had business cards that read: I’m the CEO, b#tch! (Though, his weren’t censored.)
I am very much for the work environment becoming more congenial and laid back. I believe that happy people work harder and better. And naming yourself the Head Banana or a Ninja is just one step to making your work environment into what you want it to be.
Have you heard of any good job titles lately?