Those of you who have visited our office in the past have already met our office mascot, watchdog and creative companion here at Bow & Arrow Productions. For those of you who have not, we would like to formally introduce Katie Mars, a three year old Golden Retriever who is a vital part of our office culture.
At Bow & Arrow Productions we rely on teamwork to function properly both in the office and on our show sites. As we all know, working in teams can be a difficult task when stress levels are high. In this article, published by Aaron Crowe of AOL Jobs, Crowe finds that dogs create a more cohesive work place, act as an "Ice Breaker" and can provide a creative spark in the office. Katie is an excellent example of how a canine can positively affect an office environment.
When renovating our office our goal was to create an atmosphere where clients can escape the daily grind and focus on their upcoming event. Katie couldn't be happier to greet them with one of her favorite toys as they walk through the door. She plays a big role in setting the relaxed mood the moment a visitor steps into our our office.
According to Crowe's article, many businesses who rely on creativity also rely on dogs to keep the creative juices flowing. High stress levels and tension in the office are things that can adversely effect productivity. Playing fetch, going for short walks or just being a foot warmer are all things Katie has mastered to help us refocus on the task at hand.
Wether we're working individually in our offices or meeting in a conference room, Katie can be found laying under the table or waiting to play tug-o-war. We find these brief escapes from the daily routine can provide more than entertainment, they are a way for us to clear our minds and refocus on the task at hand. The concerns and obstacles of the day seem to disappear when Katie comes strolling into your office.
Katie has become a vital member at Bow & Arrow Productions, specializing in the tangible things to keep our office culture focused yet relaxed. We're extremely lucky to have such a positive member on our staff and hope you all get a chance to meet her at the door of 820 Prairie Street in Adel sometime soon.