Milou, Lassie, Beethoven, Idéfix, Pépette… On June 24 in your office, you will find namesakes of famous dogs on TV, in the cinema or in comics, and many more. This Friday is in fact that of “Take your dog to work during the day”, he understands “the day you take your pet with you to the office, an initiative that comes to us from across the Atlantic.
In France, some 23 companies have already taken the step of allowing dogs in the workplace. “She is well known in the United States. In the Hexagon, we have been developing it since 2016, attacks Magali Gavaret, communications and CSR director for Purina France, which manufactures pet products. We call on companies to test and test this concept, in a reasoned and reasonable way of course. »
Should he be taken to the canteen?
Your dog must in effect shows patte white to enter professional premises. “To be clean, sociable, up-to-date with your vaccines, to have insurance and to have fun meeting other dogs and other humans,” said Magali Gavaret. In fact, it is enough to define the areas in the same ils can run and altri non, comme la cantine. We need a harmonious coexistence. »
In fact, at the headquarters of Purina, some 40 animals have now accumulated their “badge” of entry and about fifteen are waiting to have the precious sesame. Size ranges from Chihuahua to Husky… Only dogs in categories 1 and 2 (defined by the Department of Agriculture) are prohibited, ie pit bulls and other rottweilers.
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Arnaud Adler has already taken the plunge. In his company, doggies are welcome. He confirms that this increases the quality of life at work, as shown by a study from the University of Virginia (USA). Bringing your pet to work will allow you to build a bond but also produce oxytocin and endomorphin just by looking at or touching them.
“It simply came to our notice then,” said Coworkea. With the reduction of stress, there is more productivity, it unites the teams, it breaks the ice sometimes in the monotony of business discussions. Finally, it is a significant marketing asset. It gives a little extra soul to the business, even if there are rules to follow. »