More companies are using plants to benefit their business, with some huge companies transforming their offices to resemble greenhouses.
Global giants like Amazon have indoor tree houses, forty-thousand plants and a fifty-five-foot tall tree. Tech giant Microsoft has ‘outdoor districts’ for workers, featuring wood and surrounded by trees.
Why are these huge companies going to such an extent to make their offices greener?
Plants are powerful
- Plants are office superheroes. Improving health and wellness, reducing sickness rates and helping combat stress.
- Plants produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide.
- Plants improve humidity. This helps combat dry air caused b air-conditioning.
- Plants reduce levels of dust, bacteria and VOCs which can be dangerous to health.
- Having cleaner air leads to improved employee wellness.
- Choose plants such as the Areca Palm or Peace Lily to help reduce ‘Sick Building Syndrome’.
Plants are Amazing
- The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) found in 2010 that introducing plants to offices resulted in a 37% reduction in reported tension and anxiety. UTS also reported a 38% drop in fatigue.
- A 2014 study conducted by the University of Exeter in real commercial office environments revealed that plants helped to increase productivity in the workplace by as much as 15%.
- Texas A&M University found that plants also help with creativity in the workplace.
What is Biophilia
- Biophilia is the new buzzword in the workplace – but for good reason.
- Biophilic elements include natural light, water features, inclusion of animals (office dogs, fish-tanks etc) as well as plants.
- Biophilia refers to the innate affinity humans have with the natural world.
- This evolutionary affinity means that humans feel calmer in environments which incorporate natural themes.
- Plants make work a happier healthier place to be.
Put Plants to Work in your Office Today
Infographic Source: https://www.planteriagroup.com/blog/infographic–biophilia-and-other-reasons-to-have-plants-in-the-workplace/64