Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Healthy Benefits of Plants in the Workplace



When you walk into a workplace with a beautifully designed interior, the stunning plants are one of the first items to catch your eye, instantly making the area warm and inviting. Did you know those beautiful plants are adding a lot more to the company than just good looks? Ornamental plants help provide clean air by removing several key pollutants associated with indoor air pollution. Plants reduce noise levels and add a calming influence to their surroundings. This creates a positive work environment for employees, increasing concentration ability for the task at hand. When working in natural setting environments, people experience increased vigor. Their performance levels are increased by this enriched state of mind. They put more of themselves and their energy into their work, are likely to do it at a higher quality, and complete it with a much higher accuracy rate.  It has been shown that having ornamental plants within your sight can increase memory retention up to twenty percent! The addition of flowers in the office setting add aesthetic beauty and is soothing. This lowers stress and anxiety levels. As a result the workplace atmosphere is more relaxed. To sum it up interior plants make employees happy and when employees are happy, the companies they work for thrive!

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