Wellbeing | Do pets in the office promote wellness?

Do pets in the office promote wellness?

Wellness in the office is a deep, multi-faceted issue, with no real solid resolution.

Whilst the onus does indeed fall on HR to ensure that workers are happy, healthy (both mentally and physically) and able to complete their jobs with adequate support from their management, the sheer diversity of needs within even the smallest firms means it can be difficult.

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Comments (1)

  • Antony
    5 days ago
    I am an advocate of this as pets can provide a welcome distraction from stressful work. However, think carefully about which pets are brought in and where they are kept.

    I had an unpleasant experience last year when the owners dog bit me as I walked away. I hadn't even patted the dog, just talking to one of my colleagues nearby. I accept this situation is extreme and could have been avoided as the dog had shown aggressive behavior towards males previously, but sensible cautions need to be considered.