Hard-working employees may find that bringing their children into the office every once in a while is a form of self healing.
It would be unprofessional – and most likely prohibited by employers – to bring kids into work on a regular basis, especially during business hours. However, inviting them to visit your office every couple weeks could have its perks.
For starters, it allows your co-workers to get to know your family a little better. It could break the ice between two colleagues who have yet to warm up to each other, and it may even lead to a long-lasting friendship between employees with kids who are around the same age.
Furthermore, by showing a child what you do you for a living, and assuming they have an enthusiastic reaction, you may gain a new appreciation for your work.
Lastly, children have a way of easing tension and putting things in perspective for adults. Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen knows this, and that is why he allows kids in his team's clubhouse following games.
"I can be very very mad. I can be on fire, and I see [a player's] kids … and it's over with," Guillen told the Chicago Tribune. "They lighten up the clubhouse and [put it] in a better mood."