At 2TON, everyday is Bring Your Dog to Work Day. We love our pooches and strongly believe that they’re positive influences on our productivity and that they enhance the vibe in our office overall. Our dog-friendly policy is pretty progressive of us, if we do say so ourselves. In fact, only 8% of companies in the U.S. allow dogs to join their owners, according to the Society of Human Resources Management.
So, is there something to this “dogs at work thing,” or are we just over-the-top with love for our four-legged, furry friends?
Well, apparently pet perks at work are significant for a lot of dog-owners. A survey conducted by Wellness Natural Pet Food found that when considering a job offer, one in five millennial pet owners would consider an offer more seriously if they could bring their dog to work. In creating an attractive work environment, to recruit and retain the best talent, businesses should take note that allowing dogs goes a long way.
Additionally, the same survey found that 65% of American pet owners believed having their dog at work would benefit company culture, 75% believe that pets would diffuse a stressful situation in the office and 59% feel like they would get to know their colleagues better if they could bring their dogs.
Most importantly, perhaps, is that tons of studies show that dogs have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing, like lowered blood pressure and stress reduction. Translating those benefits to a work environment is innovative and by catering to furry officemates a company is promoting health and happiness among its employees.
So, we’re on to something at 2TON. And we’re in good company–dogs are welcome in the offices of Uber, Airbnb and Amazon.