In case you haven’t heard, we’ve got some part-time, four-legged additions to our family of ROKKANites.

The International Journal of Workplace Health Management recently published a study showing that having dogs in the office reduces stress and increases creativity and mental well being in the workplace.

ROKKAN partner/chief creative officer (and hardcore animal lover) Charles Bae couldn’t agree more.  “Generally dogs are therapeutic not only for their owners, but also for their co-workers,” he said. “They contribute immensely in creating a positive and open work culture that many employees and employers should strive towards.” Charles brings his dog, a German Shepherd named May, to ROKKAN just about every day.

Having a dog-friendly philosophy stamps a particular flavor into ROKKAN’s culture, one that our partners think is key to acquiring and retaining the caliber of talent that makes up our ROKKANites.

Read more of Charles’ office dog do’s and don’ts over in the AmEx OPEN Forum.

And, for some more cute overload, check out more photos of our office dogs.