Office pets… Do you think they make a difference?
If you’re a pet person, there’s probably nothing you’d like more than to take your four-legged companion to work with you. Office pets are becoming more common as the days go on and many companies have noticed massive benefits to office culture.
A few reasons why office pets could be the answer…
- Reduces stress
- Brings the team together
- Keeping the office active
- Encouraging short breaks away from the screen
It had been suggested that having a dog in the workplace can have many positive effects on the workforce. A study was carried out by a team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University who looked at a manufacturing company where people can bring their pets to work. The study suggests that bringing dogs into work can reduce stress and make the job more satisfying for other employees and encourage better relationships with co-workers too as having a pet around tended to increase communication between employees. Many previous studies have also linked the presence of pets with lower stress levels and better health.
But of course, not everyone is a pet lover, so for those that are not fond of them or are allergic, they could actually be an additional source of stress. So Marketing Managers who are considering having a dog or any other pet in the workplace should take these pros and cons into consideration in order to create a stress-free work environment.
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