The lesser known benefits of having a dog-friendly workplace included...
- Pet-friendly workplaces were shown to have less absenteeism.
- Employees were willing to work longer hours and do more overtime as they had a companion with them.
- Dogs were shown to provide a 'social lubricant' in that employees who didn't normally interact suddenly felt a connection.
Interestingly too, the pet-friendly benefits were shown to be evident across different industries and of value from offices to manufacturing environments.
The study was first published in the International Journal Of Workplace Health Management in 2012 and has led to more businesses offering not only a pet-friendly environment but additional pet perks to their employees too.
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