The key to a successful pet-friendly workplace program is a clear pet policy. It needs to help pet owners and non-pet owners understand the rules, expectations and how to address issues that might arise.
Keep in mind that all employees are affected by a pets-at-work program – not just those who have pets. So, your pet policy needs to encompass more than just the behavior of the pets who will visit. It needs to address the entire experience for all involved.
Every organization is different, so plan to follow whatever process will work best knowing your needs and culture. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Establish a small team to write the policy:
If you want to build buy-in and help employees feel engaged in the policy, conduct a survey to get their input. Topics could include:
Be sure that your pet policy includes.
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With the Playbook for Pet-Friendly Cities, you’re on your way to a happier, healthier place for people and pets alike.