Furry creatures going around your workplace
When this concept of bringing pets to work was initially brought up, it seemed like a fun activity to do once in a while to lift up the spirits at the workplace. This gave rise to the celebration of a special day wherein the employees would bring their pets to work. A fresh change like this in the everyday life within the confines of the office is what every organization needs once in a while to freshen up the atmosphere which helps boost the work productivity for a few days. when this experiment turned out to be a success, up came a suggestion regarding carrying out this celebration on an everyday basis. The mere mention of this suggestion created a mental image of a messy office in the minds of the people in charge. All the HR could think of hiring people specially to clean animal poop all day. All the managers could think of was hearing the petty cry of an animal in the middle of the meeting. All the employer could think of was a potential moving toy roaming around in the office, distracting everyone. Robin Johnson, an advocate in Annapolis, USA stated that, “I have always detested furry creatures. Just the thought of touching them would creep me out. But when I first heard about this concept, I was intrigued. After spending a day wherein a happy face with four legs was moving around in the office, I changed my opinion.” These were just impulsive thoughts. After extensive discussions and research, a different perspective about the same was formed.
We are usually told that in order to complete a project successfully, one must put in all the hard work and dedication that he can. But we fail to notice the scientific facts associated with this as they contradict this belief. Certain studies clearly state that when an individual spends too much time on the same task, his productivity will be inhibited. At such a time, a furry creature’s bark will break you from the work spell and will restart your brain at a faster pace. this is a way to reenergize your mental self and get back to work with better focus. Interacting with a pet can replace the tea break you were planning to take.
There are a number of companies which promote the concept of bringing a pet to work in order to maintain a lighthearted atmosphere at the workplace. Doing this motivates the employees to look forward to come to work. At the end of the day, no management formula or strategies can help you yield the kind of productivity which can simply be attained by a group of people who thoroughly enjoy their work. The willingness to do the job says a lot about the managers looking after the workforce as well.
Another study claims that as having pets around reduces stress levels, it induces a friendly environment. This promotes cordial relations among its employees. This will happen as interacting with pets will also give rise to interactions between people who aren’t even aware about each other’s existence in the office. Cordial relations ultimately result in better communication and understanding among the colleagues. Such a situation helps build trust while working together as a team.
Even though we have grown up to believe that animals and humans belong to two distinct races, with maturity and the right understanding, we have realized that even animals reciprocate to our feelings. This is why pets are treated as affectionately as one’s own child these days.