At Ibex Outdoor Clothing, four-legged furry friends roam the hallways as frequently as people. Dogs are an integral part of the company’s culture, and have been since the company opened their doors in 1997. At least 15 dogs report to work each day at Ibex’s 50-person office. With almost as many dogs as employees, Ibex says "some days, it's hard to know who's running this place."
Pet-friendly offices are a growing trend, and for good reason. Allowing furry pals into the workplace can be beneficial to a company in many ways:
- Improved work-life balance
- Improve relationships among human coworkers
- Lower stress
- Improve employees' health
- Boost creativity
- Connecting with consumers
Here at ZQ we also have a few regular furry visitors to the office, including the incredibly well-behaved Dice, pictured here patiently waiting for a treat!