During my job hunt, I have seen different perks in several different companies. The one I am the most attracted in is the “Dog at Work Day“. I believe it is a great initiative that companies should extend to having dogs at work every day.
A study conducted by the Central Michigan University, mentioned by The Economist, shows that dog presence makes people collaborate more efficiently.
Even if it may be seen as a distraction, the benefits of allowing dogs at work are broadly known. Dogs are the Men’s best friends for a reason. Dogs make people happy, ease tensions and enhance creativity.
With dogs at work the absenteeism is lower and people work longer hours. Dogs allow employees to take a break. People like me who don’t smoke and don’t drink coffee often don’t take a break. Taking breaks improve productivity and dogs are a good alibi to do so.
I don’t own a dog yet, it is one of my wishes for the future. But for the moment I don’t want to adopt one because both me and my boyfriend are about to start our career with long hours, week end at work etc. I don’t want my dog to get bored at home while I am working and I want to enjoy its presence.
So employers have a look to this book and welcome pets at the office!