The working environment can sometimes be a dull and dark place, making it very difficult for employees to hit their targets and be productive.
It has been researched that minimalist offices create miserable employees, and no one wants that because that can lead to limited productivity, thus less profit!
So, you need to make sure that the environment that your employees work in enables them to work to their full potential, maximising profit! What’s the solution? Well, that’s easy… PLANTS of course! Employees in a workforce can be more productive when the workplace is filled with even just a few houseplants. The benefits are both physical and psychological. It’s an easy solution, and relatively cheap too!
Check out the reasons why below:
Plants are a great way to lift staff spirits, promoting wellbeing and performances amongst colleagues. When plants have been installed, offices become a very calm place and simply a nicer place to work. They also help employees perceive their own surroundings better, making them more comfortable and relaxed, reducing their stress. If the environment is more pleasant to work in, then employees will feel more comfortable and if the office is aesthetically pleasing, clients will notice this, creating a professional ambience.
Plants remove the excess carbon dioxide from the air, ‘the excess’ being the carbon dioxide we breathe out. By installing plants, concentration and cognitive tasks are said to be improved amongst the workforce. In one study in Surrey, it was found that productivity on a computer increased by 10-15%!
No one likes to call in sick to work, and no employer likes to hear that they are one man down. A recent study found that the installation of plants can reduce absenteeism by up to 50%! This is the perfect solution for any business because productivity will be maintained. WIN WIN.
Carbon dioxide levels can be reduced by 50%, on top of dust and bacterial removal, therefore the air we breathe in is considerably cleaner. Manmade toxins, dust and bacteria can all be removed through the fitting of plants. The plants use our toxins as food for them, it works both ways!
Offices can be noisy environments, especially when everyone is on the phone, all trying to shout over each other. Through installing plants, the background noise can be reduced by up to 5 decibels. This will therefore have an effect on productivity and concentration amongst the workforce.
There is a theory that plants can raise our creativity because they invoke our ancient instincts that there is food nearby so we as humans become more relaxed and calmer. Interesting, right?
An amazing bonus of plants is that dry skin can be reduced by 20%! A healthy human is a happy human so let’s get your office equipped with some plants.
Here are some plant suggestions for you to have a look at:
- Spider plants
- Rubber plants
- Peace lily
And there you have it! A very easy solution to creating more productive and happier employees. Why not take the advice on board and get to your local garden centre!