The benefits of plants in the office

Investing in workspace is no longer considered an extra cost, but a productivity investment that enhances a company’s overall achievements. Research shows that plants can help organisations to attract and retain clients and good employees, promoting wellbeing and performance and thus profit of your business.

Indoor plants have a calming effect producing a welcoming, breathing environment toward a positive workspace. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that contrary to common belief, indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air, having serious health consequences . High carbon dioxide levels in an indoor workspace can cause headaches, drowsiness and affect concentration. However, through the process of photosynthesis, office plants can absorb the carbon dioxide and release oxygen reducing air pollution, stress, and a short attention span.

Here are other benefits of going green in the office:

  • Plants improve concentration
  • Plants increase productivity
  • Plants reduce stress
  • Plants reduce noise
  • Plants boost creativity
  • Plants reduce sickness and absence
  • Cleaner air to breathe