Will Fido Make You More Productive at Work??

pugs.jpgThe Economist recently wrote an article about an experiment conducted by Central Michigan University. The study concluded that the presence of a dog in the office while conducting a team project made the office actually more productive. The reasoning? “Those who had had a dog to slobber and pounce on them ranked their team-mates more highly on measures of trust, team cohesion and intimacy than those who had not.” Wow.
It is very well known that pets make people happier, that’s why there are programs to bring animals to nursing homes and hospitals to raise moral. Who knew the idea would lend itself to the work place!?
Do you think seeing your co-workers play with a pet would make you work better on a team with them??