Why should you bring your dog to work?
June 23 is Bring Your Dog to Work Day so you'd better break the news to your pooch.
The day is not just a chance to raise money for a worthy cause, it also has personal benefits such as helping you de-stress and boosting productivity.
Five reasons why bringing your dog to your desk is a good thing
1 Reduces stress
A number of studies have proven that having your pooch by your side at work can significantly help to decrease stress levels. The combination of seeing that familiar face looking up at you from underneath your desk, along with not having to worry about what they are getting up to at home can result in a much calmer workforce.
2 Boosts productivity
The reason why so many companies are already welcoming dogs through their doors is due to the positive effect it can have on employees. Having your furry friend by your side can not only increase job satisfaction but also help overall team morale, resulting in a sometimes much needed productivity boost.
3 Encourages time outside
Your dog may need to take regular breaks outside, so whether it’s a quick five minutes or a lengthier lunchtime stroll it can give you that time away from your screen that we are so often guilty of neglecting.
4 Social interaction
Anyone who has ever taken their dog on a walk through a busy park will know just how much of a conversation starter pets can be. And it's just the same at work where Shep can be a great ice breaker, sparking conversations with colleagues you may not normally chat to.
5 Makes us smile
If you still need more reasons to bring your pooch with you then remember, they will always make you smile. We all know how tough work can be sometimes with endless emails and calls but dogs can never fail to make you laugh, according to Pet supplements manufacturer Lintbells.