Plants are useful for your workspace productivity

Plants are useful for your workspace productivity

According to one study, conducted by University of Exeter and four other colleges, plants can boost your workspace productivity. As you already know, our productivity at work is reduced over time. This is a serious problem. The solution for that are plants. This study found that adding greenery to your office environment has a positive effect on your concentration levels, satisfaction and happiness. This discovery means that already accepted business psychology, where a clean desk and lean office improve employee productivity, is wrong!

This study was conducted in the UK and the Netherlands, by observing two offices, a city auditor and a large call center for 18 months. The conclusion was that employees that had plants in their office environment had 15% better productivity. Additional improvement was noticed in employee’s memory, satisfaction and eventually their ability to concentrate was better. Some of the employees noticed an improved air quality.

For every office, employees should use different plant, depending on the office’s lighting situation. The best plants for offices with low light are philodendrons and spider plants. In another case, where light is artificial or moderate (open floor offices) recommended plants are snake plants and peace lilies. Plants such as aloe plants and African violets should be used in places where they can get indirect light. Interesting fact about aloe plants is that beside their benefits for productivity and happiness at the workplace, they can help health too. Their gel has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It destroys cancer cells, helps heal wounds, keep blood sugar level stable and fights inflammation.

This study proved that plants have more benefits that we can imagine. This is one of the benefits I like most!


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