Benefits of having plants at work
The benefits of having more greenery on your desk have been demonstrated in numerous scientific research projects.
So why are they so beneficial?
According to research by the University of Exeter, employees productivity can increase by up to 15% when sharing their workspace with house plants. Having just one plant per square meter can help improve memory retention and other basic skills.
Help reduce stress
According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, active interaction with indoor plants (like touching and smelling) can reduce physiological and psychological stress.
They can help boost creativity
Office plants can inspire you whether you’re running out of ideas or have been working on the same one for too long. It’s well known that engaging our senses may increase the flow of inspiration, so spending some time to figuratively smell the flowers can help you get out of a rut.
They can help reduce noise level
Plants help to reduce the distracting effects of background office chatter by absorbing sounds rather than insulating against noise pollution. According to a 1995 paper by researchers at London South Bank University, placing larger plant pots in multiple locations along the edges and corners of a room has a significant positive impact.
They can make the workplace more attractive
Did you know that nearly half of all employees work in an environment with no natural light, and one out of every five people said their office has no natural elements?
Employers can bring some nature inside and increase the attractiveness of the space by introducing plants into the office building.
They can purify the air
Certain plants, such as Peace Lilies, Devil’s Ivy, and Spider Plants, are known air purifiers and may benefit the air within the office. While recent research suggests that plants cannot solve all of the issues associated with office air quality, they can help alleviate some of the burden.
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