Today is Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Here’s how you can get involved, and what the benefits are across the board. Woof!
To be fair, most days for me are ‘bring your dog to work day’ because I can’t actually manage to leave the house without Alice Pickle (above) coming with me. She’s my constant companion and there’s no way I’m gonna leave her at home on her own.
She’s a member of the team, and fortunately the rest of my team love her. Or at least they say they do, and that’s good enough for me.
But Bring Your Dog to Work day isn’t just about having your furry friend cheer up the office with their various hilarious escapades (including bum scooting, thanks Alice). The day is about raising awareness around dog welfare and raising money and stuff.
Studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace
It’s also a really cool way to look at the positive benefits for employee productivity and wellbeing. Scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets 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.
Since 2014, the year Bring Your Dog to Work Day was established, a growing number of businesses across the UK now allow dogs in the workplace. But above all, the day promises to be a lot of fun for all those involved. It’s time to give your dog a job!