[Infographic] 15 Reasons Why You Should Allow Dogs in the Office

Infographic-15-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Allow-Dogs-in-the-Office-315Any dog owner will tell you how having a dog has enriched their life. Dogs have been the constant companions of humans for centuries and have even been shown to lower stress.

Dogs not only make great family companions they can also help improve the workplace as much as they do the home. There are many reasons to allow dogs at the office and one of the most important is the positive effect they have on company culture.

Three Ways Dogs Improve A Company’s Culture

1. Improved Socialization:

A lot of people when they’re at work are not open to socializing. This can make workplace communication infrequent and distant which negatively impacts teamwork. Dogs increase social interaction leading to more communication between coworkers.

2. Building Bonds Between Coworkers:

Most positive relationships begin with a shared interest, hobby, or goal. Many people have very positive emotions about dogs. This creates an area of common interest for employees and helps build bonds and improve trust.

3. Promotion Of An Open Company Culture:

By allowing pets in the workplace a company helps promote an open company culture. This helps drive innovative thinking and more honest communication between employees.

Our thanks go to HeadwayCapital for helping us see the awesomeness of dogs in the office.

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Author: Mike Gingerich, President of Digital Hill & TabSite Marketer and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, part strategist, total distance running junkie. Mike is an author and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. He writes a tech column, podcasts, and shares about social media and business strategies at MikeGingerich.com. Mike is a marketing, social media, and business startup enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.