A recent survey found that millennials value having a dog-friendly workspace over a playroom with a ping pong table, a resting space or concierge assistance.
With over 70% of people being pet-owners, and workplaces emphasizing the importance of wellness, it’s no wonder that more workplaces have been more welcoming to furry friends.
Dog-focused coworking spaces have created a solution to the heart-wrenching moment when owners have to leave their dogs at home to attend work. Now, finding a trustworthy, but costly dog-sitter has become a thing of the past.
While some people may be wary of working in a dog-friendly environment, they offer numerous benefits such as a sense of ease and approachability, a boost in creativity, productivity and of course, help reduce stress and anxiety in the workplace. In fact, simply petting a dog helps regulate your pulse and reduces blood pressure.
Additionally, having a dog around forces workers to take a short break throughout the work day, get some exercise and can help eliminate burnout.