Recently, D.L. Howell has adopted a new policy of allowing employees to bring their four-legged friends (Dogs, no cats) to work with them one day a week. Since starting this, D.L. Howell has seen a 250% increase in productivity and a 50% decrease in stress related overeating. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a little here, but c’mon everyone loves dogs!
Denny may have been reluctant at first, but then we hit him with some compelling arguments, such as:
- Dogs help improve morale
- Dogs are stress reducers
- Dogs help get people moving
- Dogs increase communication between employees
- Happier employees = happier work environment
There are endless amounts of studies and reports to analyze when it comes to interacting with dogs in the workplace. Bringing your dog to the office may seem like a lot of work, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Just look at these smiling faces: