Have you ever had the opportunity to bring your dog to your workplace? What was your first thought when you heard that dogs are allowed at some companies? Here are a few thoughts about bringing your dog to work with you.
Is it a good thing?
Dogs in the office bring joy and fun to the workspace. They provide emotional and social support for everyone who works in a dog-friendly office. Dogs alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and isolation and can be helpful on a tough day. Allowing employees to bring their dog to work represent and signifies the culture of the company.
What is needed from dog owners?
Dogs can be cute, loving, funny, and caring for those who look friendly to them. Though some rules are needed to be worked out for a healthy environment. Managers wonder how to combine dogs with open-plan offices, with limited green places, and with employees who are allergic, fearful, or have religious objections. Getting workers attracted to work in the office again can be elevated by allowing them to bring their dogs to the office but these policies are coming under strain and companies need ways of accommodating both dog lovers and non-dog-lovers.