Office Petting Zoos Help Reduce Stress

Move over, stress balls, there’s a tiny, fluffy heartbeat in the office!  To wit, office petting zoos are all the rage these days as companies  look for innovative ways to reduce employee stress. “Animals make the  environment less stress-y,” Alan Beck, director of the Center of the  Animal-Human Bond at Purdue University, tells The Washington Post.  

“When you talk to another person, your blood pressure goes up. When you  talk to animals, it goes down.” But some companies, like the property  management company Nest DC, have their limits. At their latest office  petting zoo, they “didn’t bring the ducks” because “they kind of made a  mess” the last time.

Source:  The Washington Post