Watching last week’s Rock Center with Brian Williams’ segment “The Daily Show goes to the dogs” I had to smile. If you visit McKinley’s office, one of the first things you will notice is Jodie’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Aidan, asleep on the job. Jodie will tell you that Aidan’s presence in our office epitomizes McKinley’s culture. He can be found watching the front door when his mom is visiting a client. Aidan helped Jodie interview me more than two years ago. He appeared as the last slide in her recent presentation on the topic of organizational culture at ASAE’s Great Ideas, Is Your Culture Eating Your Strategy for Breakfast?
Obviously there is more to McKinley’s culture besides Aidan, but his presence in our office is a nice reminder to take a break in the middle of a stressful day.