A dog at work can make you more productive

By | April 23, 2019

Okay, it’s official, a pet in the office can make you more productive.

It’s a win, win for everyone, you get to hang with a puppy all day and your boss gets more work out of you.

So if you need an argument to get a poochie or kitty in your office, we have some evidence for you!

Marie-Jose Enders, who studies the relationship between animals and humans at Open University, said it’s good for the work atmosphere to have a dog in the office.

“Not only does your cortisol level drop when you stroke a dog,” she told Business Insider.

An animal at work makes people more motivated and they like their work more and they experience less stress.

Marie-Jose Enders.

“You also produce more of the hormone oxytocin, which makes you feel more relaxed and happy.”

Also, if you’ve had a heated argument, or you find everything a little overwhelming just interact with the office pet and you could calm down.

“If your boss is giving you a hard time, a dog can make it easier to put certain situations into perspective. You can just take a bit of space and walk the dog,” said Enders.

“An animal at work makes people more motivated and they like their work more and they experience less stress.”

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