Does your heart break when you have to leave your little furball at home while you go to work? Have you ever considered taking it with you? If the idea may seem unusual at first glance, it is however not so absurd! Indeed, taking your dog to work has many advantages for your mental health, but also for the economic activity of your company. In the United States, Japan and Canada, the trend has been raging for several years now: more and more companies are allowing their employees to come with Médor. Since 2003, there has even been a “Take Your Dog To Work” day, which therefore invites all companies to let their employees bring their dog back to their workplace.
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Good for spirit
While the beneficial effect of animals on human morale has been proven time and time again, now companies are also seeing greater productivity when employees are in contact with animals. Employees say they feel happier, less stressed, more flexible and less anxious than normal. Moreover, for some large well-known companies, the dog at work has become commonplace. Google, Amazon and even Etsy are, for example, part of these companies touted as “dog-friendly”, in other words which accept dogs on their premises. If our doggies are not necessarily welcome yet, taking your dog to work is starting to spread. According to the first experiments conducted around the world, the presence of an animal would be comforting and soothing, but not only… are you looking for the arguments that will succeed in convincing your boss? Here are a few that are sure to change your mind!
Better team cohesion
If accepted by your colleagues, your dog could become the small open-space mascot. It will bring a friendly and more serene atmosphere without distracting you. Companies that have already experienced it often agree that dogs in offices bring a positive general feeling and that they have the ability to unite employees among themselves, who reveal themselves in a new light.
A source of motivation
Petting a dog would be both de-stressing and relaxing. Especially since your dog loves scratching. Having your dog at work also makes it easier to move around and clear your mind: you go out for fresh air when he needs to relieve himself, and you take him for a short walk…if your colleagues do. want, why not set up a kind of walk schedule to give everyone a good excuse to get some fresh air from time to time. Enough to reach our quota of 10,000 steps per day without even realizing it , but also, and above all, to disconnect for a few minutes.
An open mind
Finally, the ultimate argument you can make to your employer if all this is not enough is that a company that allows dogs in the workplace is perceived as more modern and in tune with today’s society. In any case, this is revealed by a study carried out by Holidog, the European leader in animal services. It is true that with the pandemic and widespread telecommuting, employees spent most of their day at home taking care of their dog while working. Following this, many companies have agreed to bring them back with their four-legged animals. The result ? Employee productivity was increased tenfold! So, all that remains is to find a place to install the Médor bowl and you’re done!
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