Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Workplace Dogs Reduce Stress

Scientists have discovered that having dogs in a workplace reduces employee stress. This is the case both for employees who bring their own dogs into work and for other employees who do not have their own dogs. The presence of dogs generally improved morale and led to more interaction between workers as people came over to pet the dogs or offer to take them for walks. The dogs also liked coming into work rather than being left home alone all day.

It is however possible that the presence of dogs may lead to increased stress levels in bad people who do not like dogs.


See also:

Hearing dogs are changing deaf children's lives

Dogs help families with autism, RSM conference told

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krady said...

I'm looking forward to my first chance to bring a dog in since our work changed policy. I've seen a few around the offices already.

ian said...

Will getting them into work be difficult?