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Pets in the office?

With more and more companies letting pets come into the office, Business & Management looks into the benefits and drawbacks.

While owning a pet can be an attractive idea, people often cannot make the commitment due to the amount of time spent in the workplace. However, the recent emergence of ‘bring your pet to
work’ policies means it is no longer necessary to leave an animal home alone.

According to 2016 figures from recruitment firm REED, up to 8% of workers enjoy bringing a pet to work. Company goldfish aside, the majority tend to be dogs. But what are the practicalities of ushering in such a system? And what benefit do pets bring to workforces as a whole, rather than just being convenient for the owner?

This is an extract from Business & Management Magazine, issue 280, December 2019. 

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