Why Bringing Your Dog to Work Makes Sense
July 12, 2019
Topicscompany culture, dogs, pets, team dynamics, workplace, Workplace Culture
Some people may think this concept is kind of strange and off the wall, but such people can’t see the full picture. The campaign “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” may impress the employees who are pet lovers, and it makes perfect business sense when you think about it.
While the concept of having pets in the workplace may seem peculiar, this initiative has tremendous potential to benefit everyone involved—including the workers, the company, and the actual pets. This seemingly emotional indulgence is actually very reasonable, and has a great potential to improve office relations and the well-being of everyone involved.
Dogs are known to directly boost the morale of their owners, and a happy staff is a productive staff.
This is something that only dedicated pet owners can truly understand, since it’s part of the reason that leads them to have pets in the first place: dogs are really nice to be around, and they can be an incredibly soothing company during stressful times.
While at first glance, it may seem that being allowed to take dogs to work will lead to needless distractions, people who want to take their pets to the office invariably have very polite, well-trained dogs that behave perfectly and cause little to no interference. These animals are generally a pleasure to be around, and will effectively allow their owners to stay in a positive frame of mind that is conducive to their best performance.
Workers who are allowed to bring their dogs to the office experience a stronger sense of company loyalty.
One of the most notable benefits of bringing pets to work is how it helps cement the personal satisfaction of workers, who usually feel proud and happy to be part of an office that embraces this progressive culture.
By joining the campaign #BringYourDogToWorkDay, a business sends a very positive message to its workers, which helps set up the ground for an emotional connection that invariably leads to improved performances through reinforced psychological commitment. Having a "Dogs At Work" policy will make your enterprise look good, as well as providing workers with a valued perk that will reinforce their loyalty towards the company.
This means workers will be more willing to go the extra mile, and less inclined to consider changing to a different company to seek improved conditions and a better work environment.
Getting to know the dogs of other workers is an excellent social lubricant, leading to better office relations.
Having positive work relations is beneficial to the satisfaction of workers; sometimes the only reason people don’t get along as well as they could is simply because they never really bothered to find common ground.
Having dogs in the workplace is a very effective way to set up a spontaneous dog-lovers meeting that will spark conversations and make workers feel more connected to one another. Dogs are excellent ice breakers that prompt spontaneous and genuine interactions between their owners, and their cheery dispositions help set the tone for positive human relationships.
Allowing workers to bring their pets to work makes for a more humane and relatable work environment that will help everyone raise their spirits and stay motivated.
Encouraging workers to have pets will improve their physical and mental well-being.
Another positive effect of having pets in the workplace is motivating their owners to have occasional short breaks to take them for a walk, rather than just hanging around idly next to the watercooler. This is great, because it sets the stage for dynamic breaks that help workers stay invigorated in mind and body.
Walking around their pets during breaks will also encourage workers to add physical activity to their work time, which will both keep stress levels low as well as contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Bringing the dog to work is an exciting and positive experience for the actual pets.
There are too many dogs throughout the country who spend most of their lives chained to a lonely backyard area because their owners are caught up in a hectic lifestyle in their lonely office spaces.
This is both unfortunate and unnecessary, especially considering that allowing workers to bring their pets to the workplace can actually boost the satisfaction of workers—leading to improvements in productivity. Dogs need friends, and workers will only benefit from keeping their companions nearby as a source of unconditional love and wellbeing.
In conclusion, companies that embrace this trend are getting great results from the experience across the board, and it’s likely this movement will become more common in the future . . . which is also great news for lonely pets around the country, who no longer have to be neglected for the sake of doing business as usual.
Liked your post! In today’s changing work environment there are more companies who are embracing having the employees bring their pets to work. I can see how this would improve office relations. Thanks for your post.
I love the idea of bringing dogs to the workplace. Do you think there would be any concern with people who might be afraid of dogs, or allergic to animals? I would think that there could be some issues, especially in bigger companies that might prevent this from being realistic.