Coming home to your pet after a long day is probably one of the greatest joys of being a pet owner. Now how great would it be if you could bring your pet to work too? Besides being able to keep an eye on your furkid, you will be bringing joy to the workplace. Whether you’re an employee who happens to be a pet owner or a boss considering if the office should be made pet-friendly, we give you a non-exhaustive list of the perks of having pets in the office.They make the ultimate stress-relievers
Pets have always been a source of comfort and joy. While studies have proven that pets are able to reduce stress levels and blood pressures, they are known to produce calming vibes. For instance, a cat’s purr is said be therapeutic as it aids in the loosening of our nerves. A quick cuddle with our furry friends on the other hand, will instantly lower stress levels. Plus, a pet’s presence in the workplace also serves as a reminder for workers to take regular, short breaks.They create a positive social environment
As mentioned, pets promote a stress-free and happier environment. Not only will this encourage employees, it may even motivate them to be more productive. With the pet as the social glue, interactions between employees may then increase, resulting in the strengthening of bond within the workplace and ultimately, a more productive working environment.They increase work performance
Especially so for pet owners, employees who are able to bring their furkids to the workplace will be more able and keen to work longer hours. With their furry companion by their side, pet owners are able to better focus on their work instead of worrying about what kate is up to or if doggo is properly fed. Even if you don’t own a pet, just a hug from your co-worker’s dog will liven your spirits.They help attract talents
Believe it or not, pets help to attract potential top talents. While many companies may promote their company culture and employee perks as part of their recruiting process, a pet friendly business will reach out to a more diverse crowd, including pet owners.They improve a company’s image
Not only will it boost the company’s reputation, customers may also look forward to patronising the business, providing them a positive and lasting memory of their experience with the company. This also softens the company’s image and makes it more relatable to pet lovers everywhere.
Of course, being a pet-friendly space is not exactly a walk in the dog park. Aside from potential issues with noise control, disobedient pets can also be a cause of distraction. These however, can be managed with obedience training. There may not be many pet-friendly companies in Singapore, but we are secretly hoping for the best. Just in case you were wondering, the answer is yes, the Clubpets office is pet-friendly.