Getting your office into a vegetative state is actually good for business.
A recent study shows that an office ornamented with plant-life can actually increase employee productivity by 15 percent.
“A green office communicates to employees that their employer cares about them and their welfare,” said psychology professor Alex Haslam. “Office landscaping helps the workplace become a more enjoyable, comfortable and profitable place to be.”
In the study, minimalist offices were spruced up with greenery, as perceptions of air quality, concentration and workplace satisfaction were monitored over the course of two months.
“The findings suggest that investing in landscaping an office will pay off through an increase in office workers’ quality of life and productivity.”
Halsam also noted that the motivating upshot of vegetation would seem to contradict the long-held belief that minimally-appointed office spaces were more conducive to productivity.
“Modern offices and desks have been stripped back to create sparse spaces. Our findings question this widespread theory that less is more,” he said. “Sometimes less is just less.”
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