Humans have come a long way since the days spent hunting for food and living in inadequate sheltering; we spend almost 90% of our lives indoors (According to Facility Management Journal). This means we lack things that we naturally desire, and it can influence our mood as well as our productivity.
Employees are subject to many distractions that reduce productivity, like office chatter, temperature (many offices are just too cold), and of course, the worst one of all: the internet. There’s really no reason to add office space design to the list.
According to Dr. Craig Knight, who has performed extensive PhD research, “employees who have control over the design and layout of their workspace are not only happier and healthier, but up to 32% more productive.” So, the idea then… is to do more than create an indoor plantscape, you want to give your employees a say in where their desks reside, as well as the people who surround them. Decor is completely up to upper management, or the design team they hire, but you should keep your employee’s opinions in mind.
Knight’s findings also showed a collection of employees who feel and act more productive when their office contains colorful artwork and leafy green plants, and attractive flowers.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the plants also reduce office noise and recycle indoor air.
Motivate your employees with an indoor plantscape, while considering their input on office design, and you’ll notice a nice spike in employee morale and overall productivity.