We definitely have a lot to learn from animals, and dogs in particular are useful to observe. Even David Lynch extolls the virtues of being puppy-like.
‘One of the defining characteristics of dog is the appetite for fun. If you would like to make your workplace more exciting, look no further than the three rules of a dog park: have fun, don’t bite others and stay in the fence. As a leader, you have the responsibility to establish guidelines that are appropriate to your industry. But once the guidelines set, release your employees to run free, pursuing opportunities to be creative and projects aligned with their interests.’