Researchers at Central Michigan University found that groups who brainstormed ad ideas in the presence of dogs collaborated more effectively and reported higher levels of trust, team cohesion and intimacy than the dog-less groups! Of course, if you can’t create a dog friendly workplace for whatever reason, you could always bring in a pooch for important brainstorm sessions…or take your team to the local SPCA. ================================================================
Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
Customize your voice mail message by simply letting folks
know what “wacky holiday” it is on that particular day. It’s
a simple and fun way to consistently add humor without having
to think about it. You can download an app (naturally) that
lists all the offbeat holidays for your I-thingy, or Google
wacky holidays and you’ll find a listing.
Deep Thought of the Week
“Why is it that I never get insomnia during the day time?”
It’s a Wacky World
Here’s a word that was new to me: “irritainment.” Entertainment
and media spectacles that are annoying as heck, but you find
yourself unable to stop watching them.
Keep laughing everyone, because you just never know.
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