The Lounge
Moderators: spoiled_candy, Mollybygolly, nomoreexcuses, peaches0405


Study claims: "Look at cute animals, be more productive!"


Quote  |  Reply

In a new development that I'm sure will have many, many people here very happy indeed, it turns out that looking at cute animals has measurable positive effects across-the-board in job performance.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive /2012/09/science-watching-animal-videos-could -make-you-a-better-employee/263042/

So if you, say, watched this video you might just get that promotion you were after.

10 Replies (last)

PS - You're welcome. Wink

So does having an animal such as a cute lab in the office.


It's crazy what simple things will drive productivity up.

I would agree, Armando. My office is dog-friendly, and morale is markedly improved when there's a pooch in someone's cubicle.

I know I love it when my puppies come up to the office for a visit. Does it make me a more efficient worker? Hard to say, but then I'm not doing a study on it...

bull. ****.

i don't care how cute it is, let it bite you a couple times and tell me you don't want to punt it.

flippin' shih tzus. it's always a shih tzu. (in other news, its eyes went in different directions and it was cute as hell, when it wasn't a flurry of saliva and teeth.) and since i didn't have any way to muzzle it, it took up additional appointment space, which is not conducive to a productive environment.

so, there.

i feel so much better about lolcat time at work.  i need to fwd this to bossman. 

This just confirms that I am a natural-born GENIUS!

I've been looking at pictures of cute baby animals to make myself feel better for ages. I've even mentioned it in these forums several times.

I just go to google images and think of a baby animal I want to see - it's often baby bunnies.

Then when I look at them, I feel soooo much better and then I get all my work done.

I'm nomo of cc and I approve this scientific study.

Original Post by kotov_syndrome:

bull. ****.

i don't care how cute it is, let it bite you a couple times and tell me you don't want to punt it.

flippin' shih tzus. it's always a shih tzu. (in other news, its eyes went in different directions and it was cute as hell, when it wasn't a flurry of saliva and teeth.) and since i didn't have any way to muzzle it, it took up additional appointment space, which is not conducive to a productive environment.

so, there.

Betcha when you see that shihtzu, it inspires you to work particularly quickly to get it back out the door again, doesn't it?

Study hypothesis confirmed! Tongue out

That mama kitty hugging baby kitty is one of the most adorable animal videos I've ever seen.

 

Cats vs. laser pointers

My day is all shiny now....

10 Replies
Advertisement
Advertisement
Allergy Remedies
Is It Possible to Go Natural?
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.