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California tech firms allow employees to bring dogs to work

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, June 18, 2017 | 03:36 pm
California tech firms allow employees to bring dogs to work

The dogs’ presence is seen as a way to help boost employee productivity by relieving stress and improving the work environment. (Shutterstock/File)

Some tech companies in California, United States, are said to allow employees to bring their dogs to the office.

As reported by Antara news agency, the dogs’ presence is seen as a way to help boost employee productivity by relieving stress and improving the work environment.

Santa Monica-based artificial intelligence tech firm GumGum is among the companies that encourage employees to bring dogs to the office. The company’s chief executive Ophir Tanz says that in the high-paced environment, dogs make the employees feel calmer.

Since not everyone is a fan of dog, GumGum's office is also equipped with a dog-free working space.

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Though currently only dogs are welcomed in the office, Tranz says the pet policy may be expanded, allowing employees to bring cats or other animals to the office.

Online fashion marketplace Tradesy also shares a similar belief with GumGum.

At Tradesy’s office, visitors can spot dogs of various breeds joining meetings, sitting on desks or resting on couches.

Tradesy CEO Tracy DiNunzio says a dog-friendly office creates a win-win solution for both employer and employees.

DiNunzio adds that the policy benefits the employer as the employees may work longer since they can have their favorite pet around. (jes/kes)

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