What’s the secret to making your staff happier, fitter and more productive? Is it investing in the latest state-of-the-art technology, ordering in fruit boxes or fitting a hi-tech gym in the office basement?


Fortunately, leaders can put their checkbooks away since the answer to the above question is this: “Be more welcoming towards man’s best friend.” According to a survey of employed UK adults, commissioned by employee experience platform Perkbox, 65% believe that having dogs at work supports their physical and mental health by encouraging them to take short breaks away from their desks. This, in turn, boosts productivity.

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