Picture this: You're having a stressful day at work, deadlines are looming, emails are piling up, and your brain feels like it's about to explode.
Suddenly, a cute puppy or a fluffy kitten pops up on your computer screen, wagging its tail or purring contentedly.
You can't help but smile and feel a wave of relaxation wash over you. That's the power of pets.
A recent study showed that the average person spends 45 minutes a day looking at pictures of cute animals and that each of those people has 20,000 cute animal photos on their computer. According to a study of more than 1,000 participants by the U.K. office 365 app company Wrike, people who use cute animal photos at work report higher productivity than those who don’t.
The last few years have been full of unpredictability, which is why it's important for organizations to create a positive work environment and make their employees feel valued.
A pet gallery is a collection of photos and stories about employees' pets. It can be a fun and engaging way to connect with colleagues and create a sense of community within the workplace. Here’s why it’s a good idea for organizations to have a pet gallery on their intranet.
Boost employee morale
Pets are known to bring joy and happiness to our lives, and the workplace is no exception. A pet gallery on the intranet can bring a smile to employees' faces and create a positive atmosphere. It's a great way to boost employee morale, especially during stressful times.
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Promote work-life balance
Having a pet gallery on the intranet can also promote work-life balance. Employees can share photos and stories about their pets, which can help them feel more connected to their colleagues. It's a great way to show that the organization cares about employees' personal lives and interests.
Encourage employee engagement
A pet gallery can encourage employee engagement and create a sense of community within the workplace. Employees can comment on each other's photos and stories, which can lead to conversations and friendships. It's a great way to break down barriers and encourage employees to interact with each other.
Show the human side of the organization
Having a pet gallery on the intranet can also show the human side of the organization. It can help employees see that their colleagues are not just co-workers but also individuals with families and pets. This can create a sense of empathy and understanding within the workplace.
Improve workplace culture
A pet gallery on the intranet can improve workplace culture. It's a fun and engaging way to connect with colleagues and create a sense of community. It can also create a positive and welcoming atmosphere, which can improve employee retention and recruitment.
As you can see, having a pet gallery on the intranet is a great way to promote a positive workplace environment. It can boost employee morale, promote work-life balance, encourage employee engagement, show the human side of the organization, and improve workplace culture. It's a simple and effective way to show employees that they are valued and appreciated. So, if you're looking for a way to create a fun and engaging workplace environment, consider adding a pet gallery to your organization's intranet.
New Photo Shuffle Feature Now Available!
ThoughtFarmer is excited to share a new card available to our clients to install on their intranets. The Photo Shuffle card seamlessly combines photos from up to five ThoughtFarmer galleries, and presents each image, one at a time, in a random order.
This is great for livening up your intranet with visual memories, ranging from adorable snapshots of your beloved pets to vacation adventures and company events. The possibilities are endless! Contact ThoughtFarmer to learn more.
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