More Dogs At Work In Utah Might Be Life-Changing
Bringing Dogs to Work: A Tail-Wagging Perk
This morning, Heather brought her dog Nickers into work. He had an appointment with the groomer and she brought him with her to get some work done before she headed over. From where I was sitting in the studio, I could hear people laughing and talking in the voice you use for cute dogs as she made her way through the office.
There have been studies about the benefits of dogs at work and the positive effect it has on the employees.
First and foremost, dogs bring an undeniable sense of joy and camaraderie to the workplace. Their infectious enthusiasm can lift the spirits of even the most stressed-out employees. Feeling a bit overwhelmed by that deadline? A quick pat on the head from your furry coworker can work wonders for reducing stress and boosting morale.
Moreover, dogs at work encourage more social interaction among employees. Gone are the days of awkward interactions with colleagues you barely know. Now, thanks to Nickers, you've got an instant conversation starter. "What's your dog's name?" becomes the new "How was your weekend?"
Let's not forget the health benefits. Studies have shown that having dogs at work can lower blood pressure and reduce stress levels. Those lunchtime walks with your pup not only give you a breath of fresh air but also provide an opportunity for a mental reset.
Utah has a competitive job market and offering a dog-friendly workplace could be a recruitment tool. I can’t think of one place that allows you to bring your dog to work. Well, except for dog groomers and the vet.
Maybe your next hire shouldn’t be another sales rep, perhaps you should extend an offer to Nickers. All he would require is food, love and attention, and maybe a doggy door in the front glass.