Pets at Work? Yes, Please!

If you’re anything like us, having to leave your dog makes it that much harder to go to work in the morning. Well, this Friday, June 24, some lucky people may not have to – it’s Take Your Dog to Work Day – an opportunity for some workplaces to reap the benefits of canine coworkers, even if just for a day. What benefits, you ask? Well, according to a number of studies, pets in the workplace…

• Improve moral.
• Yield less absenteeism.
• Reduce stress.
• Prompt short, therapeutic breaks.
• Cause more unity among coworkers.
• All of which contribute to better productivity.

If you’re lucky enough to be participating in Take Your Dog to Work Day, make sure you and Fido are prepared. Avoid bringing dogs that are very high energy, nervous, or overly vocal, as you want this to be a fun experience for both your pet and your coworkers. Make sure you have something to both entertain and treat your pet with, as well as a leash and doggy bags, and always respect the colleagues who choose not to engage with your pet.

Office Memo: Snap a pic and post it to our Facebook page by the end of the day!

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