Why Work Is Better With Pets

Good Housekeeping South Africa|March - April 2020

Why Work Is Better With Pets
Companies that allow four-legged companions could see a boost in productivity and job satisfaction

ANIMAL-FRIENDLY OFFICES ARE HAPPIER

A 2012 study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in the US found that staff members who brought their dogs to work felt less stress throughout the day compared with those without in-office pets. ‘Interacting with a dog at work, even if it’s not yours, helps reduce anxiety,’ says Jennifer Fearing, coauthor of Dogs At Work: A Practical Guide To Creating Dog-Friendly Workplaces (Humane Society Press).

PETS PROMOTE HARD WORK

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March - April 2020