People recently welcomed dogs into their home faster than perhaps ever before so it’s important for employers to consider supporting their employees by providing a dog friendly office.
Multiple studies show a relationship between being a dog parent and greater physical and mental health. Specific benefits to wellbeing include:
While allowing dogs in the workplace has previously been considered a benefit for employees, research has found a significant benefit for companies. In fact, one study found that employees who often took their dog to work had significantly lower turnover intentions and stronger relationships with coworkers and managers compared to those who never took their dog to work.
Dogs and their people formed strong bonds while spending a great amount of time together during quarantine. Now your employees are likely wondering how their dog will react to their absence after the office reopens. A dog friendly workplace is not only a benefit that comforts employees but it also can protect dogs from experiencing stress that can result in separation anxiety and undesirable behaviors.
Socializing dogs by providing them with opportunities to interact with other dogs and people in different environments has shown to be a critical component of their development and encourages good behavior.
Providing dog friendly workspace is not only a convenience for employees, studies have shown it also reduces stress and increases job satisfaction.
There’s a reason why Amazon, Uber, and Airbnb have for years welcomed dogs into their offices. It’s good for business. Differentiate your company by going dog friendly, a research backed solution for increasing employee loyalty and engagement while also enhancing wellbeing and a sense of community.