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5 Surprising Benefits of Bringing Dogs In The Workplace

5 Surprising Benefits of Bringing Dogs In The Workplace
Thanks to the evolution of global office culture, managers and business owners have started to go against the norm and adopt non-traditional office policies. Aside from providing flextime benefits and the option to work remotely, more offices are starting to see the value of allowing dogs in the workplace.


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Dogs At The Workplace

Dogs At The Workplace

More and more employers are starting to realize the value of allowing dogs in the workplace.
Dogs have the power to increase employee engagement and inspire productivity. Even if this sounds unconvincing, take a look at the five surprising benefits of bringing dogs in your workplace.




Dogs Encourage Communication

Dogs Encourage Communication

Pets are generally common interest among many people and can be an icebreaker among the staff, especially newcomers and introverts. 

Team communication of the casual variety can be extremely productive in the long run.



Dogs Boost Employee Morale

Dogs are an instant mood booster and can help unwind the brain when the work is hectic and demanding due to deadlines and other kinds of work pressure.



Dogs Promote A Healthy Lifestyle

Many of us end up spending too much time sitting at work, forgetting about anything else. Bringing a dog can help.

Dogs make the owner have a healthier lifestyle, as they have to wake up early to take the dog at work, and also go to sleep on time. In the office, they take the dog outside for a walk a few times in the day, promoting good health.



Employee Retention

If an employee lives alone, allowing the dog to come to the office, who otherwise may be sitting at home waiting for the owner all day, leads to the employee to feel satisfied in the job. 

This small gesture takes a lot of mental load off the employee and makes them stay in the organization.



Good Hiring Perk

A dog-friendly work environment is beneficial while recruiting for new talent, and gives a competitive edge to the employer.

It adds to the fun culture in the office, and friendlier environment, making the workplace a great place to work.




Focus on Employee Wellbeing

The more stress-free and healthy an employee is, the more he will make the company great and prosperous.

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Break from Work

Breaks and time-outs lead to better productivity, as they allow the mind to form connections and help in creativity and even relationships.

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Early times

Before the Industrial revolution, everyone worked out of their home and sold their goods from there. With the Industrial Revolution came the need for automation and factories, and employ...

From factories to cubicles to WiFi

Just after WW2, there was a rise in corporate headquarters and larger office spaces and cubicles. During this time, the 8-hour workday was established.

Then came the advancements in computers and technology that lead to remote workers of today. The internet and public WiFi allowed employees to do everything they would in their cubicle, but outside the office. They can also work all hours of the day.

Remote work is common

4.3 million people currently work from home in the United States at least half of the time, and this figure has grown by 150% in the last 13 years.  

Remote workers tend to have higher engagement rates and higher productivity levels. Once they switch to remote work, they rarely want to become office bound again.

Natural light

Natural light is the most fundamental element of a welcoming space.

Employees prefer natural light and views of the outdoors to onsite cafeterias, fitness centers, and daycare. Natura...

Add in the green

People who work in offices with leafy green plants concentrate better than those who work without greenery. Reconnecting workers with a natural environment results in fewer sick days. 

Adding some plants to the office will give your team both a brain and a mood boost.

Consider your company's needs

How do your teams work best? What are their physical and technological needs?

The seven attributes to consider when determining your optimal workspace: location, enclosure, exposure, technology, temporality, perspective, and size.