Office plants make the atmosphere unbe-leaf-able

The average person will spend up to 90 000 hours in an office, according to a study conducted by Business Insider. This is a large chunk of the average lifespan, why not make it a place of solace and fresh air? No, we don’t suggest you work outdoors all the time, but the introduction of […]

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The average person will spend up to 90 000 hours in an office, according to a study conducted by Business Insider. This is a large chunk of the average lifespan, why not make it a place of solace and fresh air?

No, we don’t suggest you work outdoors all the time, but the introduction of plants to your office environments makes a positive impact.

Office plants offer benefits, including happiness
Drawn to the idea of being connected with nature, office plants aren’t just decorative features, they have many advantages that impact productivity, health and stress levels.

Here are four ways office plants can positively impact your office space.

  1. Plants help to increase employee wellbeing
    The 2015 Human Spaces Report, which studied 7 600 employees in 16 countries, found that 58% have no live plants in their office spaces. Those employees who incorporated plants into their space, reported a 15% higher mental and physical wellbeing score and 6% higher productivity score than office spaces without plants.
    In addition, adding plants to the workspace was linked to a 25% decrease in symptoms of fatigue, concentration problems, dry skin and the common cold.
  2. Plants make office spaces attractive
    Office spaces with lots of greenery have been known to attract new employees as it promotes employee wellbeing. What’s more, studies prove that plants enhance employee retention through creating an environment that is fresh and productive.Office plants are also known to add a pop of colour to otherwise bland corporate spaces.
  3. Plants assist in keeping air clean
    As humans absorb oxygen to survive, plants absorb carbon-dioxide and through the process of photosynthesis, clean the air. This results in employees with green offices breathing easily and being more productive.
  4. Plants reduce noise levels
    According to a study by researchers at the London South Bank University, office plants serve as perfect buffers to distracting office chatter and device noise.
    By positioning plants in multiple locations, ideally in the edges and corners of a room, they absorb sound that normally would bounce through the office, going a long way to increasing productivity and creativity by reducing noise-levels.

Go green and prosper
While ‘going green’ has many different meanings, Servest has a team of dedicated experts to keep your office at one with nature by strategically incorporating plants. With agricultural specialists, the right type of plants will be selected and carefully positioned to achieve optimal benefits. Servest maintenance teams will ensure the plants are cared for as part of your team.

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