31 May 2018
Hello the MLE,
Exciting news this week: my beautiful Boston Terrierist Beatrix made her debut at the studio. It went well! You can see in the photo above that she just slept. I have included a photo of Chad when he used to come to work with me. You can see that he was much more productive. Less lazy.
I was reading this scholarly article
from the University of Southern California regarding the benefits of bringing dogs to work. In sum:
- Spending too much time too close to a project, problem, or other work can inhibit productivity and cause unnecessary stress. Pets remind people to pause and step back from whatever they are involved in.
- Pets can create camaraderie within the workplace and trigger interactions that may not have happened without them. Better communication leads to more trust, a key component in a successful work environment.
- Pets at the workplace make employees happier, lower stress levels, and create a comfortable, flexible environment. Reduced stress means less stress-related ailments and the healthcare costs that accompany them. So true.
Have a nice weekend!