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Pets make us more productive and boost mental well-being while working from home

Pets make us more productive and boost mental well-being while working from home

The global coronavirus pandemic and its lockdowns means that many employees are now working from home, which has allowed those of us with pets to spend more time with them. Prior to the pandemic, many workplaces in the UK were already offering workplace benefits and perks such as flexible working, unlimited annual leave, and for the pet lover out there: the chance to bring their furry friend to the office. Now a new study highlights the benefits of having a…

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Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

As cities across Australia start to open back up and employees return to work, many believe that now is the time for the workplace to become more pet friendly. For those dogs who have spent much of the lockdown with their pet parents, joining them in the workplace could be beneficial for them as well as for the workers in the office. The majority of Aussies (3 in 5) believe pets make the workplace better, according to research by PureProfile…

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More offices could be dog friendly after lockdown

More offices could be dog friendly after lockdown

More workplaces in the UK could be dog-friendly after lockdown, reports Mix 96 citing data from office space site Offices.co.uk. Lockdowns around the UK have seen many workers shift to home working which means they get to see their dogs more often. Now it seems that many workers can continue to spend time with their dogs once they return to office. Offices.co.uk points to an example in Aylesbury.  Office spaces in Aylesbury are already taking a more flexible position to…

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Dog working from home during crisis? There’s an Instagram account for that!

Dog working from home during crisis? There’s an Instagram account for that!

Instagram account @DogsWorkingFromHome made its first post during the onset of the coronavirus crisis, and already has hundreds of submissions, according to The Guardian. The coronavirus outbreak has meant that many countries across the world are having their employees work from home to slow the spread of the disease. This means colleagues can out each other’s pets during video conferences. Mark Polchleb, a brand manager from Melbourne, thought this pet video conferencing experience deserved its own home online.  “I just…

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