Reduce Sick Days - Office plants can improve the health of employees and reduce sick days
An immediate effect that office plants can have on employee well-being is the reduction of sick days taken. plants naturally filter toxins from the rooms that they grow in and help freshen up the place.
If your office has poor ventilation, then your team could be at risk of developing the "sick building syndrome" - it is a real thing! symptoms include headaches, nausea, difficulty concentrating, even flu like symptoms.
Although plants alone cannot fix all of the problems associated with this office phenomena, they can help. Try sprucing up your workplace with peace lilies, devils ivy or spider plants,, all common office plants that are known air purifiers and will help everyone in the office breathe a little easier.
Increase Productivity - office plants play a role in increasing productivity
Did you know that offices with zero decor are considered “the most toxic” spaces for humans? psychologists say that employees perform better when plants are added to their work spaces.
In fact, after studying this concept for 10 years, it was concluded that workers are 15% more productive when there are houseplants and decor around.
Reason? Employees who engage with their surroundings tend to achieve a greater output and have an easier time staying focused.
Boost Creativity -certain plants can boost creativity
Out of ideas or stuck on the same one for a little too long, office plants can provide inspiration. Bright colours and vibrant smells are key to making sure your leafy buddy has a positive impact on your creativity. it is widely recognised that stimulating our senses can open up the flow of ideas and taking the time to literally smell the flowers can help pull you out of your slump.
Reduce Stress - Time to relax
Even if you love where you work, some stress is unavoidable. office plants have been shown to reduce stress levels in employees when introduced into the workplace. studies found that offices that were spruced up with plants saw the following benefits:
37% reduction in anxiety.
44% reduction in office hostility.
Reduced chronic fatigue by nearly 40%.
58% reduction in reported depression.
Note: the colour green can have a soothing effect.
( this is not a joke! )