This is Venus:
Finally real evidence of what we know to be true!
"Allowing staff to bring their dogs to work can be a huge competitive advantage for employers, so much so that most dog owners would work longer or even take a pay cut if they could share the office with their pets."
A few challenges to work through:
This is Black & White:
Hmmm…There is the issue of what to do about pee and poop, let’s be honest. And with four dogs, I know all about that. I can visualize 200 dogs a day peeing on the lone poplar tree on the corner of 4th and Pike in Seattle. Poor tree.
It is a shame that dog poop can’t be easily converted into biodiesel – I would never pay for fuel again (except in the form of kibble)!
This is Jet (before his haircut):
And there is the issue that your dog is likely to sniff out the bozos and make them feel unwelcome in your office. Oh, wait, that’s not a problem…
The pros are numerous!
- Your dog will make you take breaks and walks – lowering your stress.
- Your dog will remind you when it is time to go home.
- Your dog will listen to you practice your presentation.
- Your dog will offer a way to vent your feelings without making a fool out of yourself.
And so on…
This is Pako:
Do any of you work in a dog friendly office? I have never worked in a company that allowed pets, but I think it would be great fun. Share the Management Issues article with your manager or HR person.