Benefits of a doggy-friendly office.
Doggy-friendly offices are increasingly common in the current office culture. Big names and companies like Google, Amazon, and many other large companies allow their employees to bring doggys and other pets to work. Companies have greatly evolved with a workforce that focuses on job satisfaction, offering more incentives that set them apart from other companies. A way to hire talent and to show your appreciation for work and life balance is opening the company’s doors to four-legged family members.
Here are some benefits of a doggy-friendly workplace:
Doggys in the office help reduce employee stress and improve mental health.
Bringing your doggy in the office has shown to reduce stress and make employees feel relaxed. Given the long work hours, the demands of your clients and increased pressure to hit your work goals, many professionals feel very stressed. A doggy-friendly working environment tends to increase satisfaction and help boost the morale of employees.
Doggy-friendly workplaces promote productivity.
When employees are happy or the mood in the workplace is less stressful, employees tend to be very productive. According to surveys, having a doggy along at work makes people feel more creative. Presumably, having a friendly and supportive buddy nearby—one who has already lowered your stress levels so that you can fully concentrate—can help you focus and tap into your creative juices so you can come up with the best solutions or exciting ideas for work.
Doggys at work are a welcome site for clients and customers.
Allowing doggys at work boosts a customer’s perception of the business. Most customers have a positive reaction when they get achance to interact with an employee’s doggy, and it can help them feel relaxed and enjoy their visit to the business. Having doggys in the workplace tends to soften the company’s image and makes a business seem more progressive, forward thinking and welcoming.
Promotes employee retention and good work attendance.
Employees of doggy-friendly businesses usually work longer hours and have lesser absences. They don’t have to worry about rushing home to let the doggy out or staying home to watch a doggy that may be feeling under the weather. They can just look out and take care of their doggys in the office.
Overall Job Satisfaction
Studies show that employees who bring their doggys to work have higher levels of overall job satisfaction, due to a combination of being near doggys, feeling the effects of a stress free workplace, and knowing their employers are giving out perks designed to make the office a healthier and happier working environment.
Shifting to a doggy-friendly workplace can bring happiness and enthusiasm to the office. A healthy lifestyle in the office has been linked to less stress-related health issues, and as a result, less absenteeism which helps in the productivity of the employees. Doggy-friendly workplaces help elevate job satisfaction, which can help to retain employees for many years.