Great news for dog lovers around the globe, it has been scientifically proven to be beneficial for staff to have an office dog.
According to Jenny Darmody’s article “15 reasons why having a dog in the office is the best idea ever”, having man’s best friend around is a way to reduce stress levels and increase productivity and happiness. What more could you ask for as an employer?
Here are some reasons as to why an office dog would be fruitful to your business:
Health and Happiness
Dogs need to be walked a few times a day, which is great for recruitment as you can occasionally have a stressful day. Having an office dog promotes mental breaks which in the end will make you feel positive towards your company and keep you happier at your job.
Improving team bonding is at the forefront of most manager’s minds so having a dog is a great icebreaker for new employees. Not only will it create a better sense of community, but it will also create a comfortable, social and flexible company culture.
What better way than to attract talent and make your company stand out than having an office pet policy. According to a Banfield Pet Hospital survey, 65% of candidates enquire about pet policies. From the same survey, 70% of respondents said it would also improve morale between the teams, which in turn would increase productivity.
Next time your office is having a Ruff day, maybe consider bringing in a canine colleague.
Our Digital Gurus Australia office is embracing this policy and are looking for consultants to join our team. For a confidential chat about opportunities please contact Sharon.