Plants in the office environment

Want to improve your employees’ levels of engagement and productivity? Take a look around and assess your office space – perhaps it needs a refresh. It has been well documented that an employee’s environment can have a significant impact on their concentration and motivation levels. One simple way to improve your décor is by adding plants. Plants in the workplace not only look good; they are also good for your team!

Our Vancouver office has numerous plants scattered across our work stations and we love them.  They definitely add life to our space, and according to the following infographic from Ambius, we are more industrious as a result of their presence.

Some highlights from Ambius’ infographic:

  • Workers generate 15% more ideas when surrounded by plants
  • Plants in the workplace reduce absenteeism from 15% to 5%
  • Computer tasks are completed 12% faster with plants

If you’re feeling inspired to make your own office green, check out this list of 9 low-maintenance plants for a work environment »

Why plants are good for employees in an office