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According to the National Institutes of Health, interacting with animals has been shown to decrease cortisol (a stress-related hormone) and lower blood pressure. Major companies, such as Amazon, Uber and Airbnb, have opened their doors to four-legged friends to enhance work-life balance for pet owners and promote collaboration, wellness and morale among employees. A dog-friendly office can be a significant benefit for employees.
Dogs in the workplace have a way of bringing people together. Employees who normally wouldn’t communicate or collaborate now have a reason to feel connected. Dogs are a natural conversation starter, and it’s easy to bond over a furry friend. As more offices embrace the office dog, we’re highlighting a few tips to make the office dog-friendly:
The decision to become a dog-friendly workplace comes down to the employer, although bringing a dog to the office has the potential to make employees feel more comfortable about returning to the office amid coronavirus. Some companies have adopted a hybrid approach by allowing dogs in the office on specific days of the week. Other companies, such as PetSmart and Trupanion, allow dogs in the office and provide additional perks, such as pet insurance and “pawties” (happy hours with the office dogs), which could lead
to higher retention rates among employees.
If you’re looking for support navigating technology for a dog-friendly office, AV Planners has proven success in designing and integrating corporate office spaces that promote pet safety and employee collaboration. Contact AV Planners via email at email@example.com, or call us at 213-493-6473 to learn more about our services. Keep up with the latest news from AV Planners on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.