Many offices are closed off or cubicle-like and most don’t get much natural light. If you are not high up on the ladder and don’t have your own office, chances are, you hardly see daylight or breathe in fresh air during the day. Plants can help improve this situation. Read the benefits of having plants in your office or workspace and consider getting one or two today.
Plants reduce stress in the workplace. Studies have proven that having plants in the office helps to reduce stress. Anxiety, depression, anger, and fatigue were all reported to have decreased when plants were introduced. Plants create a calming atmosphere that allows people to relax and feel more positive.
Plants improve productivity in the workplace. Concentration, focus and cognitive tasks are improved with the presence of plants. People work faster and more efficiently and they make fewer mistakes in an environment that include plants.
Plants create a healthier environment. Studies have proven that having plants in the office reduces illnesses and absenteeism. This in effect reduces the loss of productivity. Both employees and employers win with plants in the office.
Plants offer cleaner air. Plants in the office reduce dust, bacteria, mold, and CO2. When we breathe cleaner air, we are healthier, more oxygen gets to our brains and we are more productive. Plants can improve the humidity and temperature in the office. This will again help with reducing illnesses.
Plants can reduce noise in the work place. This is a lesser known advantage of plants. The presence of plants reduces the effect of background noise and improves focus and concentration.
Taking all this into consideration, it seems wise to add plants to your office and general workplace. Both employees and employers will benefit from this. Plants that work well in the workplace include aloe, spider plants, rubber plants, cacti, and succulents.