Studies have been done over the years to quantify what plants in a work place can do. We’ve read a few articles and have put together 5 of the top reasons you should be filling your office with green.
We all want to be more productive, so get planting! The higher level of concentration can be credited to the plants ability to reduce excess carbon dioxide in the air.
NGIA Australia says that introducing plants to your working environment reduces stress. In a study they conducted in 2010, they found the following:
Tension/Anxiety – 37% reduction
Depression/Dejection – 58% reduction
Anger/Hostility – 44% reduction
Fatigue – 38% reduction
A BETTER PLACE TO WORK IN:
Most of us will agree that being surrounded by greenery makes our day more pleasant. It can turn a concrete prison into a space that subconsciously will make us feel free. And on top of employees feeling more relaxed, our clients will love the environment too.
A lesser known advantage of plants is that they help reduce ambient noise by as much as 5 decibels. This will help us all concentrate more.
YOU WILL LOOK HEALTHIER:
I don’t think anyone will argue that they don’t want to look healthier! Plants can reduce dry skin by 20%. This will leave us all feeling better at the end of the day.