If you are looking for an inexpensive way to improve your workplace, consider adding a few plants to the office. Not only do plants create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere, but they contribute to the well-being of both your employees and clients. Here are four ways plants can contribute to a better work environment:
- Aesthetics – Plants can relieve a little bit of the drab atmosphere of plan and rigid office furniture. They make a space seem more inviting and relaxing, which can help relieve employees’ stress and contribute to overall job satisfaction and productivity.
- Better Air Quality – Plants both release oxygen and absorb pollutants. Studies have shown that growing indoor plants can help eliminate volatile organic chemicals in the air produced by business machines, fabrics, carpeting, and more. Plants can also improve humidity in dry environments, which can relieve respiratory discomfort and fatigue.
- General Well-Being – People who inhabit spaces with plants have been found to have better moods, increased focus, and higher cognitive performance.
- Decreased Background Noise – It is a lesser known fact that plants and plant leaves reflect or absorb noise, which can be a welcome relief in a busy office environment.
Your plants do not need to be high maintenance—air plants require less care and can sit on a desk or hang from a ceiling. Do a little internet searching to decide what kind of indoor plants would be best for your office, and start enjoying the effects of an inexpensively improved office space!