I have heard of companies offering free beer on Fridays to bring up moral, and I think that's genius, but there is a new, likely safer way to de-stress at the office. Office petting zoos!
“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.