According to a report from Virginia Commonwealth University, it has been revealed that bringing your dog to the office may reduce your stress level. Not only this, but it will make a positive impact on other employees too.
More than 50 % of the employees those who brought their dogs reported increased productivity
Infact it was noted that the employees were positive about bringing their pets to the workplace which boosts up their morale too.
The employees tend to accumulate less stress throughout the day when the pet is around at the office. Over all it increases the satisfaction level and makes the employee more engaged
It is indeed a low cost, wellness initiative which can be made readily available to the organisations.
But before implementing this policy in the organisation, there are several issues which has to be looked upon such as organizational culture of the company, if the pets are well-behaved & more over the pets should be disease free.
Many reputed & best places to work has such practices wherein you are allowed to bring your pets to the work place. Some of them are as follows:
- Procter and Gamble’s Pet Care division.
Note : The study was conducted at a company in North Carolina which employs 550 people. The study was published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management.