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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, May 24, 2006, Issue Number 177

WARNING: Objects on computer screen may be closer
than they appear.

1. Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs?
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs?

49% percent of respondents to a survey at
said they’d switch jobs if they could take their dogs to
work; 32% said they’d take a pay cut if they could bring
Rover along; 66% said they’d work longer hours if Fido
could join them at the office.

Naturally there are a few obstacles to creating a more
dog-friendly workplace (such as, “cat people”), but here’s
an important reminder from a survey like this: there are
lots of different “on” and “off” switches when it
comes to motivating people. Finding out what those specific
motivators and de-motivators are (including your own)
could help you create a healthier, happier workplace –
even it means your workplace ends up going to the dogs.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

If you’ve got a waiting room or reception area (or guest
bathroom?), make sure it is well-stocked with humorous
reading materials to put your clients in a positive frame
of mind and help them pass the time with a smile on their
3. Quote of the Week

“People do work for money – but they work even more for
meaning in their lives. In fact, they work to have fun.
Companies that ignore this fact are essentially bribing
their employees and will pay the price in a lack of
loyalty and commitment.” Jeffrey Pfeffer, Six Dangerous
Myths About Pay – Harvard Business Review
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

Speaking of dogs. . . a Thai entrepreneur has launched a
radio station for a humungous untapped market – dogs.
The station will play a doggie greeting, songs to put dogs
in a good mood with and a DJ to talk, and yes, even howl
to the dogs.

Happy Hump Day! Hope the rest of your week is a howl! =======================================================
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2006
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