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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

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 un...

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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 extre...

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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.

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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 ear...

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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. 

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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 environme...

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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.

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Why diversity matters.

Why diversity matters.

Diverse Companies with a wide range of employees enjoy broader skill sets, experiences, and points of view.

How to Increase Diversity and Boost Performance

  • Develop an equal opportunity policy.
  • Be transparent about hiring criteria.

  • Improve retention of minority workers.

  • Analyze problems and adapt. Train managers to spot their biases and avoid communicating in ways that unconsciously deter minority candidates.

  • Implement workplace flexibility.