Adding a touch of green to your work space carries proven wellness benefits, from boosting productivity to purifying the air. Here are our reasons to encourage you to have a plant in your desk.
1. Improve Indoor air quality
Did you know that indoor air is some of the worst air we breathe on a daily basis because it is inside that everything builds up from the off-gassing of chemicals in many of our products. We are exposed to a range of indoor air contaminants daily, including, smoke, toxins, chemicals, pesticides, detergent fumes, mold, small fibres, bacteria etc. However, in a NASA study it was found that houseplants can purify and revitalize air in our homes and offices, protecting us from the negative effects of such common toxins.
Why invest in expensive electrical air purifiers when you could purchase a few types of houseplants to clean and filter the air naturally and inexpensively.
2. Reduce Stress
Studies show that indoor plants can reduce stress levels in work environments. Most of us know that being close to greenery makes us feel more at ease with our surroundings. We experience less stress when there are plants around us. Buildings are quieter and more relaxed but, at the same time, more stimulating and interesting.
People in offices are more productive, take fewer sick days, make fewer mistakes. And they are happier when interior landscaping enhances their environment.
3. Increase Productivity
What was important was that everybody could see a plant from their desk. If you are working in an environment where there's something to get you psychologically engaged you are happier and you work better.
4. Keep the environment on your mind
It seems there is a lot more to plants in the office than just the feeling of being close to nature and the aesthetics of having some greenery around the place. You get a quieter, healthier and cooler office too!
So each time you water your plant, let your mind wander to what you love about the environment, and channel these ecofriendly feelings to your work routine.
5. Office Plants Reduce Noise Level
Plants are commonly used to reduce noise pollution. Plants in the workplace placed in areas with hard surfaces such as hard wood floors, concrete and marble walls, will effectively absorb noises which can be distracting and affect employee productivity.
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Published by Vanessa Santamaria
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