Jannah Hotels and Resorts: ‘Office cat’ policy stimulates productivity

Jannah Hotels and Resorts

In order to boost productivity,Jannah Hotels and Resorts has had an ‘office cat’ policy in its head offices in Abu Dhabi since 2015, which has proven extremely successful.

CEO, Jannah Hotels and Resorts, Nehme Imad Darwiche commented on the initiative: “Studies reflect that nurturing pets in an office environment increases office communication and lowers the stress of its professionals significantly. We identify as a team that harbors a deep love of felines and consider our pets as a vital part of the Jannah family.”

The hospitality company now houses eight cats that work to de-stress employees, keeping them cheerful and happy.

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“In an industry like tourism and hospitality, where long hours are common, having pets around helps everyone maintain a positive and motivated attitude. Whether our cats are dozing on our laps, lounging on a desk, or peeking at us from around our computers, their presence is accompanied with a healing effect,” Darwiche concluded.