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The Gigi Effect: How Dogs Can Positively Transform Workplace Dynamics

In December of 2023, Kailey, our Senior Production Manager, and her boyfriend decided to rescue a tenacious three-year-old pitbull named Gigi. From getting them up and active in the mornings to learning what it takes to raise a rescue like Gigi, she has undoubtedly changed their lives at home and in our office!

Sinclair PA is a dog-friendly office, a perk Kailey considered when adopting Gigi. Below, she highlights a few reasons why dogs can (and do!) enhance the workplace.

Reduces Stress

  • Gigi’s presence in the office not only brings joy and comfort, but also makes coming to work something to look forward to. Her playful antics and unconditional affection have a remarkable ability to alleviate stress and uplift spirits, even during the most hectic of workdays. Her infectious enthusiasm has become a daily reminder to embrace moments of joy amidst our busy schedules, fostering a more positive and resilient team atmosphere.

Increases Employee Engagement

  • Whether she’s eagerly greeting the FedEx delivery driver or charming our office neighbors, Gigi has a knack for bringing people together. These shared moments of laughter and camaraderie enhance workplace relationships, encourage collaboration and teamwork, and strengthen our collective resolve to tackle challenges and achieve goals.

Enhances Work-Life Balance

  • Having a dog allows employees to strike a healthier balance between professional responsibilities and personal life. Knowing that Gigi is well-cared for and gets frequent walks alleviates worries about her being alone and uncomfortable. This peace of mind enhances rather than detracts productivity and well-being.

Improved Morale

  • Gigi’s presence in the office serves as a reminder to take regular breaks and get outside for walks. These breaks offer a chance to clear our minds, stretch our legs and enjoy some fresh air. As we return to our desks, we feel refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the day with renewed focus and energy. Gigi’s influence goes beyond just being a furry friend, she encourages us to take moments throughout the day to recharge and reset.

Positive Public Image

  • Sharing glimpses of Gigi’s adventures at the office on social media has proven to be a powerful tool for humanizing our brand and connecting with our audience on a personal level. The authenticity and relatability of these posts resonate with clients, stakeholders, and the public, strengthening our company’s reputation and rapport within the community. Gigi has become more than just a beloved office companion; she’s our Raleigh mascot!

To see more behind-the-scenes photos of Gigi and our dynamic culture, follow our social media accounts @SinclairPublic.

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