We encourage people in an urban environment to spend significant time in spaces with living plants because being around green has a proven positive effect on well-being, productivity and stress reduction. We want to create awareness regarding the positive impact of being around green in our daily working life on health and well-being. The bullet points below provide only a brief overview of the benefits of being around plants.
- We are less stressed and healthier around plants
One of the greatest benefits of green office design is to the overall health, happiness and satisfaction that people report in green office spaces. Recent research verifies that plants significantly lower workplace stress and enhance productivity. Deprivation of green and plants in city life can lead to stress and burn out. By integrating plants and flowers into the table and desks, not displaying plants as an add-on in a corner, nature becomes part of the whole work experience. Going green can help alter the atmosphere, and keep everyone healthy. We are simply happier around plants.
- Close contact with nature increases productivity
Green office spaces have shown, when compared to less-green environments increased productivity. Study shows that people working at a green desk or table are 20 percent more productive and less stressed than those who worked in a conventional working environment. There’s just something about working in a dynamic green office space that stimulates our senses and helps to loosen the mind and be more inspired to be productive. This is why more and more offices are getting greener as a way to get the best possible performance out of the people who work there.
- Flowers and plants inspire us and enhance creativity
For most people nature has always been a great source of inspiration. Numerous studies have confirmed, that plants in office environment increase creativity and that people demonstrate more innovative thinking; generate more ideas and original solutions to problems. We used to think not having any plants in our office saves time and the hassle of taking care of them. Now we know that when we enjoy an inspirational green space it will boost our creativity.
- Green leads to better connections with self, others and the environment
The future of the office is in green office space design. The trend in urban venues is to create green havens for customers to enjoy, relax and interact. People who are frequently exposed to green environments make more ecologically conscious decisions and take responsibility for conserving and restoring nature. Direct and close contact with green contributes to a positive connection with your self, others and the environment.
- Green spaces have a positive and appealing image and environmental impact
Nowadays, in urban business environment most people are severely detached from nature, which can lead to stress and depression. Many companies already know that it is the right thing to do to create green office environments. Creating a green office space will have a positive impact on the environment and on how people actively experience the benefits of being around nature. People are becoming more aware of the impact of their environment on their wellbeing and are looking for a company that cares about their environment. Your company will be perceived as cutting edge. After all, we all want to make sure that we live and work in a healthy environment and going green is a big step in that direction.