If you got the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday you would have also got their special ‘Employer of Choice’ lift-out. This year the feature article focused on the impact pets have in the office and why a growing number of businesses are allowing their employees to bring their pets to work. Because I have written about this previously on this blog, Melinda Ham contacted me to add some comments to the topic and what I said went into print!
“Tails from the office” looks at some Australian businesses, from architects to food manufacturers, and asks them why they allow pets in their workplaces. It was fun to discuss this topic with Melinda who herself owns a dog and completely understands the benefits of spending time with your pets. It was great to also see our URL in a newspaper 🙂
If you have a copy of Saturday’s SMH at home have a quick read and let us know what you think about this topic or even the greater integration of pets into our communities. For those who don’t have access to it, you can read the article in the image below (click on the image to zoom in). I’ll leave you with my choice quote on the subject: “Having pets in the office makes it a more creative, grounded place. Pets have a ripple effect, extending beyond just the happy pet owner.”