Not only do plants add a lovely visual touch to rooms, they also have many physical and mental health benefits. Here at our new office in New Westminster, we have plants dotted around our work space. From aloe vera to musa, they create a great ambiance in our studio. Plants and trees are often refered to as the lungs of the earth for a reason – they release oxygen that fuels our lives. For office air quality and beauty, it is a great benefit to have them around at all times. Keep reading to find out more about three benefits of having plants in your office!
Scientists from the University of Exeter have now found that having plants in the office can increase productivity by up to 15%! During photosynthesis the plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This fresh oxygen makes the brain more alert and focused. As a result, because plants help introduce fresh oxygen into the air, it reduces fatigue and can help boost alertness.
According to psychology, the color green evokes motivation and inspires creativity. Dr. Stephanie Lichtenfeld suggests that the color green can signal physical growth (with regards to plants) as well as psychological growth (with regards to humans). This subconsciously can spark creativity and innovation in the office.
Synthetic items in your room like furniture, paint and coatings contain chemicals like chlorinated tris and phosphate. These chemicals are harmful to human’s health and are present in the air. They can cause cancers, thyroid problems and respiratory issues. By the process of photosynthesis, the plants in your space are cleaning the air you breathe and filtering out any harmful chemicals that are being released into the air.
Without a doubt, having plants in your office space can add many benefits to your staff’s wellbeing and performance. So why not give it a try? More often than not, you’ll find that you never want to return to how it was before!