Man’s Best Coworker

Jul 23 2012 @ 8:05am

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How dogs improve the workplace:

In 2010, researchers at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant showed that dogs in the workplace may act as social catalysts and encourage collaboration. In one of the experiments, people were asked to complete a group task: those groups with a dog in their midst tended to score their teammates higher in terms of trust, team cohesion, and intimacy. Another study, published in the March issue of the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, found that dogs in the workplace may reduce stress and increase job satisfaction for both their owners and those they have contact with.

(Image from the Library of Congress via Retronaut)