Usually, we're installing invisble fences around homes in Southeast, Michigan. But, every now and again we'll get requests from business owners who want us to install underground electric fences at their workplace. The fences are invisble and don't interfere with workflow - but they keep the business owner's and employees' pets safe when they bring them to work.
Today, our guest blogger talks about benefits of having your pets come to work with you.
Pets in the Workplace?
This reminds me of a show that I was watching about a little beach town in California. What made this town so unique was that all the shop owners brought their pets to work with them. Some had cats, some had dogs, and some had birds. It wasn’t for any special occasion either. It was the standard for almost every shop or business owner in this town to bring their pets to work with them everyday. And guess who was the star attraction at every business with a pet! Yep you guessed it… the furry friends. Business owners all reported that return business and sales went up when they each started bringing their pets to work with them each day.
They said that having their pets with them at work brought their stress levels down considerably, giving them more peace. When their pet is with them they aren’t worrying and wondering “hey…what’s my pet doing at home all alone and is he o.k”? They all saw an added perk to having their pets with them at their place of business. Customers actually went out of their way just to come by and visit with their pets and inevitably they more than likely would buy something also while they were there.
It’s not surprising at all that the scientific research done on the subject of pets at our work place does concur with what this little town by the sea already knows… When you bring your dog or pet to work with you, you are guaranteed to have a tail-waggin’ happy day!!!
-- Rebecca Ann Normandin, Author, WestBowPress.com
About the Author: Rebecca Ann Normandin is the Author of “Breaking the Chains” of Spiritual Bondage Between Man and God’s Creatures.