It’s been long proven that having pets around improves our mood, brings comfort and also increases motivation and diligence. These aren’t just advantages they bring to a home, but to an office too! In fact, a 2010 study held by Central Michigan University discovered that the mere presence of a dog in an office helps people collaborate more effectively. At Clubpets, we can totally vouch for this as the absolute truth! Our Clubpets ambassador, Coco the Pomeranian brings us so much joy, and we’re constantly waiting on our turn to carry her. If you’re trying to make bring-your-dog-to-work day a reality or want to incorporate pets in your office space permanently, here are some things you’ll need to do and consider to ensure a safe and healthy environment for both human and furkid.Scope out your office Source: ADP
The first thing you’ll want to do is to look around your office and determine if it will be suitable to house your pets. Pets will need outdoor areas to relieve themselves during the day, and big dogs will also need ample space to move about, especially if their owners plan to keep them in the office for as long as they’re working there – which can be many, many hours! Are there wires and electronics that are left in the open or on the floor that pets might trip on, chew, get tangled up in or knock over? These items will have to be sealed and kept out of your pets’ reach before they arrive at the office.Get official approval from authorities and co-workers Source: Officechai
The first people to approach about turning your office into a pet-friendly workspace would be your supervisor, employer and landlord. You’ll want to make sure that they are prepared and supporting this big change you’re bringing into the communal workspace. Once they’ve given the go-ahead, conduct a survey or go around and find out how your co-workers feel as well. There will definitely be people who don’t own pets themselves, be it due to personal preference or allergies, and you need to be aware of these factors before making any decisions.Pet policies
To protect both yourself and your furry friends, come up with an official document of policies and agreements formed by both pet-owners and non pet-owning co-workers. Hear out their concerns and come to a mutual understanding and agreement on the type of pets allowed in the office, the out-of-bounds areas, pet health screening and training requirements and the rules the pets need to follow to avoid being banned from the office. Also, consider the additional cleaning needed to get rid of any strong animal smells, their fur and dander. As much as you want to bring your furry family everywhere you go, be firm about the rules each pet has to abide by. After all, the office is a place to work and you need to keep it as conducive as possible, even with pets around.Pet supplies Source: Cio
Lastly, stock your office with supplies you’ve bought from Singapore pet shop to ensure clean, healthy and happy pets. As a pet owner, you should be familiar with what your pet needs, so you can cater your own supplies. However, also prepare universal pet supplies for everyone to use as well. This can consist of food and water bowls, extra leashes, poop bags, gates and pens, lint rollers and carpet cleaners.
Dogs are hailed as man’s best friend for a reason. Even in the office environment, they impact us positively. Follow these necessary steps to ensuring a safe space for everyone in the office and enjoy your new office routine with your furkid!