Kids and Dogs, both are welcome and wanted in the workplace.
At our workplace, children and dogs (well at least one dog at a time- we can get to that later) are welcome.
It was observed about the comic actor\comedian\writer WC Fields that “anyone who hates children and dogs can’t be all bad.” Pretty funny. But that idea, or something like it, may have inspired workplaces to adopt this attitude. Kids and dogs, forbidden in most.
We flipped this pre-covid. In our workplace, kids and dogs are celebrated. Our team consists mostly of working Moms. And even a couple of Grandmoms. It was imperative that we find a way to support their family needs. A small desk next to Mom. Kids on their own devices, safe. And our dog, a rescue Pittie mix, bringing her own love to all.
It works. Kids and dogs, all good. More to come on how specifically we do this.