Accommodating our Four-Legged Family in the Workplace

A few of our favorite images of pets in the workplace
Hubspot in Cambridge, MA. Photo by Robert Benson.
Hubspot in Cambridge, MA. Photo by Robert Benson.

In today’s workplace, you are more likely to find water bowls and leashes lying around than ever before. The tech industry is well known for allowing associates to bring their furry family members into the office, and in the glow of a growing number of studies supporting the positive benefits of pets in the workplace, many more employers are playing along and welcoming Fido. After all, one recent study found that 70% of employees said pets at work have a positive impact on office dynamics and workplace morale.

We have rounded up a few of our favorite images of pets in the workplace; from projects to some of IA’s own offices.

Photo courtesy of IA.
Photo courtesy of IA.

Good posture is important while working for long stretches at your desk.

Aruba Networks in Portland, OR. Photo by Josh Partee.
Aruba Networks in Portland, OR. Photo by Josh Partee.

It’s easy to get distracted from the surrounding landscape while at Aruba Networks offices in Portland.

Confidential client in Seattle, WA. Photo by Sherman Takata
Confidential client in Seattle, WA. Photo by Sherman Takata

No meter fare is required when you need to temporarily park your canine companion at this confidential client’s offices in Seattle.

Photo courtesy of IA.
Photo courtesy of IA.

The dress code at IA tends to relax towards the end of the week.

Photo courtesy of IA.
Photo courtesy of IA.

No luau is complete without a pug who knows how to wear a pair of shades.

Photo courtesy of IA.
Photo courtesy of IA.

Tail or no tail, a long day at the office can take its toll.

 

Interested In Learning More?

An appreciation of fur friends is but one aspect of what defines the IA team. Take a look at our "Who We Are" page to learn more about us.



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