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Is a Pet-Friendly Workplace Right for You?

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 05 Dec 2013

A reader writes:  What are the pros and cons of allowing employees to bring their pets to work? It can be the most important factor in deciding whether or not to accept a position with a new company, KISSmetrics reports.

A study out of Virginia Commonwealth University found one of the ways to promote a better workplace is by allowing employees to bring their dogs to work. The researchers found it reduced stress and made the job more satisfying for everyone the dogs came in contact with. Their findings also revealed mostly positive comments from employees, such as dogs in the workplace being a big bonus for office morale, providing great stress relief and even increasing cooperation between co-workers.

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