CATS SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY WORKPLACE
It’s finally happened. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. This has great implications for innovation and bringing in new knowledge, but there’s one big down side. Millennials are the most stressed generation, and also the most terrible at handling stress.
So what can employers do to boost employee morale and keep things light in the office? Why, hire office cats, of course! It’s not often the first solution that comes to mind, but four-legged employees that purr are beginning to make appearances in offices around the world.
Here’s how these purring lovelies have been boosting employee morale from Atlanta to Tokyo to Dubai.
Having a Cat in the Workplace Fulfills your Cat-Destiny
Okay, so not everyone is destined to own a cat, but there are a lot of people who want to have a pet, but don’t have the time. For workers who live in the city, finding an apartment that allows pets is also easier said than done.
This is the case in Tokyo. As a result, cat cafes popped up around the city so customers can sip on coffee and tea, while petting a cat. One company decided this was not enough, so the Ferray Corporation adopted nine cats to keep the employees’ company. They even have their own Twitter page.
Cats Calm Employees
Office cats also help to calm employees by keeping stress levels low. Furkids, Georgia’s largest no-kill animal shelter, operates a cage-free environment for cats. The cats are free to roam the office, as well as special kitty living rooms.
Samantha Shelton, CEO of Furkids, tells us:
Animals are known to have a calming effect on humans by reducing our blood pressure and lowering stress levels. There’s nothing like having a happy cat face to greet you every time you walk into the office.