Taking dogs to work ‘reduces employee stress’

by Rebecca on April 12, 2012

in Animals in the News

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Even employees without dogs wanted to take colleagues’ pets for a walk

Bringing pet dogs to work can reduce stress and make the job more satisfying for other employees, a study suggests.

US researchers found those with access to dogs were less stressed as the day went on than those who had none.

The preliminary study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management looked at 75 staff.

The researchers suggested access to dogs boosted morale and reduced stress levels, whether people had access to their own pets or other people’s.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17561272

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