If you guessed our canine companions, you guessed right – its dogs! And dogs in the office can be a real benefit to your company.
While not a completely novel idea, dog-friendly offices have been trending upward in recent years as a result of the positive effects our four-legged friends can bring to the workplace.
Let’s start with the basic benefits
Dogs relieve stress with every head pat and puppy-eyed look thrown our way. They have a natural way of providing comfort in stressful situations and making the experience of being in the office feel more comfortable and relaxing, according to Inc.
Dogs also provide reminders to get up and move throughout the workday to stretch your legs, and afternoon walks can be just the energy boost one needs for a new perspective on a project.
Look at these good dogs.
Working with dogs brings social and morale-boosting benefits, too.
Chances are, if you’re a person who likes dogs, you’ll never pass up the opportunity to pet a friendly dog and shower them with attention. Employees who bring dogs to the office create those opportunities for positive interactions with other employees who come over to say hello.
Those quick interactions have the possibility of promoting more collaboration within the office, as two people who may not have otherwise stopped to talk are now bonding, all thanks to Fido’s presence.
Not only does this promote more positive relationships between employees, but dog-friendly policies are also a way to boost a company’s image and attract top talent (Inc. again). And they don’t just mean rolling over and fetching sticks. Speaking of top talent, if you’re looking for a dog-friendly office, we’re hiring!
And even more canine co-workers.
ADG hosted our first Bring Your Dog to Work Day last June in 2019, and we saw these benefits first-hand. While our office may look a little different this year, bring your dog to work day doesn’t have to be defined by the office walls! ADG’s creatives are celebrating this year both in the office and while working from home.
Here’s what a few of our creatives say about how their dogs are boosting their workday:
So, give your favorite pooch a scratch behind the ears or a rub on their belly and thank them for being such a good co-worker!