An Inc. magazine article recently highlighted the benefits of bringing Fido to work. There are many advocates for a dog-friendly office environment, which say that having dogs around at the workplace will increase productivity and employee satisfaction. , vice president of emergency services for the says:
"There are a lot of people who know they have to spend extra hours at work, particularly in this economic climate . . . People feel comfortable spending that extra hour or two at the office when they know their dog is right there with them."
Studies have shown that dogs are known to promote teamwork and co-workers with dogs will definitely seem more approachable, which in turn will strengthen friendships in the office.
What are your thoughts on this — do you think a dog-friendly workplace is a good idea?