OT? Why mgoblog improves your productivity at work

Submitted by oriental andrew on October 2nd, 2012 at 8:10 PM

True story.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/10/01/want-to-in…

Japanese researchers, however, have come up with a very offbeat approach: Showing workers lots of pictures of adorable, fuzzy, baby animals. A team of researchers at Hiroshima University recently conducted a study where they showed university students pictures of baby animals before completing various tasks. What they found, in research published today, was that those who saw the baby animal pictures did more productive work after seeing those photographs

So whenever Brian is posting pictures of cute little kittens, he has just helped boost our productivity.  Thanks, Brian!

Now go forth and produce!

 

Comments

MikeCohodes

October 2nd, 2012 at 8:29 PM ^

I had always read the blog since before the Horror, but never bothered to join the fun on the boards until this year.  My work productivity is way way way down now.  I'm buried in work to get caught up on and cant keep myself off the boards. As I type this I'm in grad school, on here instead of paying attention to the lecture. So yeah, this definitely kills my productivity.

WolvinLA2

October 2nd, 2012 at 8:35 PM ^

I'm not sure the kitten pictures make up for the hours where I'm not actually working.  

But it is possible that the kitten pictures help my ability to post on MGoBlog.

denardogasm

October 2nd, 2012 at 8:42 PM ^

The difference is the Japanese workers weren't allowed to return to the kittens every ten minutes to see if they were doing something different since the last 15 times.

LSAClassOf2000

October 2nd, 2012 at 10:20 PM ^

The kittens do make me feel hopeful that, in the end, I will be maximally productive. That being said, I often mind myself sharing the kitten photos with others, which makes it hard to actually get back to actual work, but does inspire me to post in kind on MGoBlog, so if the kittens were a measure of my MGoBlog productivity, there is definitely something to this.