Bring your dog to work day? I’d like to implement a ‘Leave Your Dog At Home Day’ so they’d have to do all the invoicing themselves! Then they’d see just how much I do around here! However other companies are not as lucky as That Little Agency to have an office dog. Honestly, the place would fall apart without me!
Whilst I was busy sorting out the filing whilst ‘working from home’ the other day, I just happened to accidentally sit on the remote control and turn the television on. Hurrying to turn it off again (I don’t want anyone thinking I just lie around licking myself) I just happened to glance at the television and see Phil and Holly talking about Bring Your Dog To Work Day. Apparently, this is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. On Friday 22nd June 2018, businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions, all in the name of charity.
But as we all know already, having a dog in the workplace could also have some positive benefits for employee productivity and wellbeing.
Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets (well, they say ‘pets’ but reading in between the lines, they definitely just mean dogs!) can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace. Increased job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale have all been reported in employees that spend the workday with their pets. As a result, more and more businesses are allowing their employees to bring their furry friends into the office.
So, in addition to raising funds, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is likely to boost the productivity and happiness of the employees within your company. And it means hundreds if not thousands of dogs around the UK can now go to work alongside their humans! Win, win surely?
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