Good news for those of us who enjoy looking at cute animal photos, videos, and memes at work. It actually makes us more productive, not less. Rejoice!
An uplifting new study entitled, "The Power of Kawaii: Viewing Cute Images Promotes a Careful Behavior and Narrows Attentional Focus" concluded that viewing adorable images on the job doesn't just give you momentary warm and fuzzies, it also improves your attention to detail and boosts your overall performance. The research stated: "Results show that participants performed tasks requiring focused attention more carefully after viewing cute images. This is interpreted as the result of a narrowed attentional focus induced by the cuteness-triggered positive emotion that is associated with approach motivation and the tendency toward systematic processing."
So, as a favor to your boss, here are some super cute animal photos that will make you a more efficient employee.
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