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WHY WE HAVE LIVING PLANTS IN OFFICES
PLANTS IN THE NEWS
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Office plants boost well being at work
A recent study by the University of Exeter demonstrates how office plants boost well-being at work. "Office plants can assist in boosting staff well-being by up to 47% according to workplace research carried out at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. The results showed that allowing staff to make design decisions in a workspace enhanced with office plants can increase well-being by 47%, increase creativity by 45% and increase productivity by 38%." Find out more about this study here.
Adding plants to a working environment makes it much more pleasurable, healthy and certainly more welcoming as you approach through the doors or walk into the interior
Plants can increase performance at work
Indoor plants do not only look and smell nice, they could save your life, claim scientists from research by the World Health Organisation. Prof Kays said: "As well as the obvious health benefits, the increased use of indoor plants in both 'green' and traditional buildings could have a tremendous positive impact on the ornamental plant industry by increasing customer demand and sales." Adding these plants to indoor spaces can reduce stress, increase performance at work and reduce symptoms of ill health. Read more about this research here.
Desk plants improve health
Research found that the presence of pot plants in offices reduced fatigue, stress, dry throats, headaches, coughs and dry skin among workers. One study confirms that 'common house plants can contribute to lower stress levels,' says Dr Virginia Lohr, who led the research. Her study also proved that dust levels in the workplace can be reduced by up to 20 per cent when foliage plants are introduced. Read more here.
Part of our human make up is to enjoy nature and this includes the presence of plants. Plants show that your company cares about the office environment, its staff and corporate image.
Plants make us happy
People who work in a “green” office, literally surrounded by plants, are happier than people in “lean” offices without live foliage, suggests a new study.
In experiments, UK researchers found that enriching a lean office with potted plants could increase productivity by 15 percent. Read more about the study suported by Craig Knight of the University of Exeter here.
Office plants also make us make us feel better physically and mentally and they are said to help increase productivity and reduce absenteeism. They have also been shown to improve internal air quality and reduce the number of toxins and humidity in that typical working environment.
For corporate events it adds a whole new dimension in creating that bold statement, without the expense of bespoke stands or the typical corporate affair (you know the ones we mean). Your brand, service or product will take centre stage and because of our service levels and levels of commitment your event stress-levels will be dramatically reduced!
A live plant display could also reinforce the eco-friendly message too; a message that is increasingly important to modern consumers. A glimpse of your green displays will be all it takes to tell a prospective customer that you're a little bit different and that you care about the environment.
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