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Want Better Collaboration in the Workplace? Try Taking Your Dog to Work


A client of ours takes his dog to work. In fact, everyone in his twelve person company takes their dog to work. Their office is quieter than you might expect. Why? The answer is because everybody gets along. Our client loves his dog. He also has a strong belief that if a myriad of dogs can get along in the workplace, so can all the owners of the dogs. His intuition and experience is actually backed up by several studies that validate that pets reduce anxiety in humans. Further, when pets are near they have an anti-irritant effect that, you guessed, helps to increase workplace collaboration.

Wanna get people working together and reduce workplace conflicts? Bring a pet to work.


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Posted by Doug Van Dyke on 2012-06-30 at 09:28 AM
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