Thomas Woods, owner of Perfect Dog Breeds believes that trained and well behaved dogs should be allowed in most workplaces.
An annual survey carried out by the Society of Human Resource Management’s Employee Benefits, notes that there has been an increasing rise over the last 5 years of business that allow their staff to bring their dogs to work.
Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University studied three groups of employees – one who brought their dogs to work with them, another who left their dogs at home and one more who didn’t own a dog.
Dogs Increase Teamwork and Morale Group behavior in a setting where a dog is present is more ‘cooperative, comfortable, friendly, active enthusiastic and attentive’, found researchers at Central Michigan University.
A significant percentage of people like dogs, and dogs in the workplace can act as an icebreaker, encouraging more interaction among employees and enhancing teamwork.
Dogs Encourage Regular Breaks Bringing a dog to work will mean you’ll need to take regular breaks to take them out for a walk or give them food.
Dogs Increase Employee Retention and Decrease Absences The more policies there are at a place of work that aim to make the work environment a more welcoming and relaxed place, the less likely you are to have people who want to leave.