Headlines Pet Ownership May Help People Climb the Corporate Ladder, Study Suggests 93 percent of C-suite executives surveyed grew up with a pet. Published 2 years ago on November 16, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet VANCOUVER, WA — Many business leaders believe that pet ownership contributed to their success, a study has found. A survey conducted by Banfield Pet Hospital identified a correlation between pets and professional achievements: 93 percent of C-suite executives surveyed in the U.S. grew up with a pet, with 78 percent attributing their career success in part to owning a pet as a child. “At Banfield Pet Hospital, we’ve long recognized the special bond between people and their pets, as well as the positive impact pets have on our society,” said Brian Garish, president of Banfield Pet Hospital. “From the pet ownership lessons we learned as children, to the ways our four-legged friends currently help us evolve, connect with others, and stay grounded, our latest research supports the notion we’ve had all along – that there may be a link between pets and their ability to help shape us as people.” It isn’t just dogs and cats that have a positive impact. While more than four in five (83 percent) C-suite executives surveyed grew up with a dog, and almost three in five (59 percent) grew up with a cat, nearly two in five (37 percent) grew up with pets like birds, rabbits or rodents. Regardless of the pet, top business leaders agreed their pet companions taught them valuable lessons as a child, such as responsibility, empathy and creativity – qualities they believe helped them to thrive as leaders in the workplace. Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of those surveyed said their childhood pet taught them more valuable lessons than their first internship. C-suite executives feel their pets also helped them to develop other important leadership skills, including discipline (92 percent), organization (79 percent) and the ability to identify and anticipate business needs (38 percent). Didn’t grow up with a pet? Not to worry, as Banfield’s survey also suggests current pet ownership can go a long way in the workplace. Nearly all current pet owners surveyed reported they stick to a schedule or routine (86 percent), have better time management (86 percent) and are good at multitasking (86 percent) because of their pets. Sixty-two percent of C-suite executives surveyed believe pets had a positive impact on their ability to build relationships with co-workers and clients—and that’s true of both working professionals and C-suite executives, with 80 percent of those surveyed reporting they feel more connected to colleagues who are pet owners, and nearly the same number (79 percent) think co-workers with pets are hard workers. Advertisement Related Topics:Latest News Top click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer West Paw Announces 2021 ‘Make it Montana’ Winners Prairie Dog Pet Products Names CEO Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery7 hours ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Press Releases22 hours ago Lightspeed Unlocks New Revenue Stream for North American Retailers with the Launch of Subscriptions Press Releases22 hours ago Zesty Paws Names New CFO True Tales5 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School2 days ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School3 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales5 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Headlines1 week ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery5 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Photo Gallery4 days ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] Columns4 days ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Real Deal1 week ago How Do You Handle Know-It-All Customers in Your Store?