The Benefits of Introducing Plants Into The Office
Plants provide a number of benefits for employees, employers and visitors, including:
- Reduced stress
- Increased productivity and creativity
- Reduced sickness and absence rates
- The workplace becomes more attractive to job applicants
- Cleans the air
- Reduces noise level
Adding a little greenery to your office can have serious perks. From driving employee productivity and happiness, to purifying air and adding style to the workspace.
Feel Happier, Calmer and Less Stressed
Offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than ‘lean’ designs stripped of greenery, new research shows. Research also shows that when plants are introduced into the workplace, there is a drop in tension, anxiety and fatigue.
Whilst we need oxygen to survive, plants absorb a gas that we don’t need – carbon dioxide – and combine it with water and light to produce energy. This process enables plants to clean the air, removing VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which can come from furnishings, printers and computers.
Perhaps one of the least known benefits of having plants in an office or commercial environment, is that they absorb sound.
By absorbing sounds (rather than insulating against noise pollution), plants help to reduce the distracting effects of background chatter. If you work in a noisy office or you have lots of hard surfaces, adding plants to your cabinet tops will help to absorb sound.
Enhance any Environment
Plants give spaces that wow factor. They look beautiful and enhance any environment, adding a natural element and softness. If you have no space, that’s no problem! You can practically add plants anywhere, from the top of filing cabinets, to desk plants and hanging wall planters.