Dogs Promote Productivity In The Workplace

Posted: Aug 22 2010

A recent study conducted by Christopher Honts of Central Michigan University affirms the benefits of dogs in the workplace. Honts and his colleagues found that when a dog was present in a group, employees were more likely to trust one another and collaborate more effectively as a team. 

According to The Humane Society of the United States the CMU study involved several experiments; one involving groups of four individuals, some with or without dogs. Each group member was charged with a fake crime, and surveyed to see if they would report their fellow group members. Groups with dogs present made employees 30 percent less likely to report each other, showing that canine co-workers make for a more cohesive and trustworthy workplace environment. 

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