Office plants’ dual role: productivity booster and workspace brightener

Office plants’ dual role: productivity booster and workspace brightener Plants in the workspace are more than a decorative feature. In addition to enhancing the overall office aesthetic, indoor plants can help employees focus better, purify the air1, create a positive mood and improve cognitive skills.2 Studies show that a single plant can remove up to […]

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Office plants’ dual role: productivity booster and workspace brightener

Plants in the workspace are more than a decorative feature. In addition to enhancing the overall office aesthetic, indoor plants can help employees focus better, purify the air1, create a positive mood and improve cognitive skills.2

Studies show that a single plant can remove up to 87% of toxins in just one day.1 Now, imagine what plants in the office can do for employees and their productivity?

How plants can benefit your employees

1. Improves overall health

“Sick building syndrome” is real, especially in workspaces with poor ventilation. An effective way to prevent employees from getting bugs and passing their symptoms to others are office plants that can filter toxins, freshen up the space and help employees breathe easier. Studies show that interior plants also reduce colds, sore throats, dry coughs and reduce employee sickness rates by more than 60%.

2. Office plants can boost creativity

Creative blocks aren’t fun and can be very frustrating, especially with looming deadlines. Research indicates that certain plants can spark ideas and get creative juices flowing. The bright colours and intoxicating smells have a positive impact on creativity.

3. Reduces office noise

Open-plan workspaces may be on-trend and ideal for collaboration, but they can be distracting and generate too much noise, affecting employee focus and productivity. Plants directly affect the sound in a room and reduce office noise levels by up to five decibels. Workspaces with hard surfaces and concrete walls or floors also benefit from indoor plants, as they absorb the excess noise. This makes it easier for employees to stay focused on their work.

4. Controls humidity, naturally

Adding enough office plants to the workspace can increase humidity levels1 and lower the office temperature. This is good news for employees and employers. Office plants can reduce temperature, minimising dehydration, which can affect employees’ comfort and concentration levels.  And, it can lower electricity costs as the air-con won’t run on full blast to achieve the same effect.

5. Bring nature closer to your employees

Working in a dull environment with no natural light can negatively affect employees, productivity, and mental health. Sprucing up a dull workspace with healthy office plants can make the work environment more attractive, bring nature a bit closer to your employees.

Decorating office space with indoor plants may seem simple, but there is a lot of thought that goes into the process to make sure the right plants decorate the right environment. Ideally, office plants shouldn’t be high maintenance or grow too quickly. It’s important to choose plants that will work with the office environment, light and space.

If you’re unsure of what office plants are ideal for your workspace, get in touch with Servest’s dedicated team, who can install their office plant solutions to enhance your workspace with a touch of nature, improve productivity, and lift employees’ spirits.

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