How to Get 20 Great Ideas from 900 Employees in 3 Minutes

After reading a flurry of Tweets that pointed me to IT World Canada’s list of Top Summer Blockbuster Movies with an IT Upgrade – I was inspired. With many creative co-workers spread across North America, I knew we could create an old school movie list with an IT twist!

But how could I quickly get everyone involved in the company and have some fun at the same time? Yammer did the trick! One quick question posted on our corporate Yammer network instantly spurred co-worker responses from Atlanta to Chicago to Seattle, Montreal, Toronto and more!

We’re a big company with office locations in cities throughout the US and Canada. Yammer helps us feel more connected to each other by making it easier to easily communicate across borders, provinces and states. We use it to share and comment on everything from team wins, employee success stories to industry news and more. But today was a great example of how we also use it to create energy and fun in a geographically diverse workplace. As we say, “We take our business seriously, but not ourselves”!

Our employees didn’t disappoint. Here’s their Top 20 Softchoice IT Movie hit list….enjoy!

  1. Firewall in the Sky
  2. The LAN Before Time
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Linux
  4. No Country for Old Servers
  5. War of the OSes
  6. Bright Lights, Big Servers
  7. Dial M for Microsoft
  8. The Cisco Kid
  9. Gone with the RAM
  10. You Got Servered 3D
  11. V for Virtualization
  12. There’s something about SQL
  13. Mulholland HDD
  14. Rebel without a Tablet: The HP Story
  15. ET: The eCommerce Technology
  16. Raiders of the Lost Archive
  17. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Xoom
  18. The OS X Lion King
  19. Lord of the Token Ring
  20. Me, Myself and iOS

Got some of your own? Post them in the comments section.

About Sharon Beattie

Sharon is the Charity Liaison on the employee-led, Softchoice Cares Board. Sharon is also a member of Softchoice's Business Transformation Team, where she leads change projects across the organization.