As more and more offices make the move to greener operations, it has become abundantly clear that creating eco-friendly work environments are not only good for the air and physical space, but they are also great for office morale and productivity. One of the ways that this is best promoted is through the implementation of greenery within the office environments; flora and fauna can have a powerful impact on the workplace. Some plants are beneficial to the mental welfare of your staff and some reduce your company’s carbon footprints.
However, whatever the reason for the implementation of greenery into your office, the benefits will be apparent – and quite immediate as well.
Mental health and Well Being
Having stressed workers, tired staff and over-worked employees is never a good starting point to the working week. Yet, this is the case in many offices across the globe.
There are many ways offices and companies alike, are making changes to the working environments of their staff. Sometimes this comes through the implementation of yoga classes or more natural light. However a tried and tested method for getting positive results is to bring the outdoors indoors with miniature gardens or desk plants. There are some plants that help to reduce noise pollution, offering a quieter environment for your staff. There are also plants that have proven to aid healing in hospitals. If you want to reduce the stress levels in your office, why not look at hiring your pants from a company like Gaddys indoor plants. Look for Peace Lilies and Weeping Figs to reduce noise pollution and then add in some English Ivy or Bamboo to bring about some calmness.
Create Sustainable Clean Air
Many of us have worked in an office with air conditioning, no open windows and poor air quality. This can cause dry throats, irritability and air conditioners are well known for their negative effect on the environment. There are many plants however, that work as their own air filters, offering the chance for your staff to breathe in fresh air and cut down on your company’s carbon footprint.
This is no new phenomenon. Back in the 1980’s NASA was experimenting with new ways to use plants as a natural source of air filtration within work environments. This began a trend in several studies looking at the effect of certain flowers on the environments and the original NASA findings are still highly regarded today. The findings from the study highlighted that certain plants are best included into the workplace. Here are some of the best and why they are so useful.
Aloe Vera – this is one of the most popular plants, not just because of its exceptional filtration system, but also because it is easy to grow and needs little upkeep.
Gerber Daisies – unlike Aloe Vera, Gerber Daisies are colorful, bright and fun flowers that will boost morale as much as they offer clean sustainable air.
Chinese Evergreen – another green fauna, the Chinese Evergreen needs some maintenance, but is perfect to put on desks in fun pots – office decoration and clean air in one = perfect.
Chrysanthemums – A very common and colorful plant, this was the one plant that NASA picked as the top filtering plant. It doesn’t need a lot of sunlight and works great on its own or in a mixed into a small garden.
Along with air filtration, noise reduction and upping the general staff productivity, plants and flowers look good. There really is no drawback to adding a few plants to your office and seeing the results for yourself.
Author Bio: The article was written by Cass Brookes. Cass has over 5 years of journalism experience writing for small businesses, travel companies, and the retail industry. Recently, she has been working with a Sydney-based garden and plant hire company, learning more about how urbanites can also bring nature and greenery into their lives and spaces.