Humans possess the inherent need for connection to nature. Yet, as technology and society have progressed, barriers such as real estate development, gloomy offices, and an overall lack of time have prevented us from easily forming a strong connection with it.
We love the idea of bringing nature to your space in order to help grow this connection. Matter of fact, there is evidence that shows that plants can actually boost productivity!
#JointheJourney with us as we learn more about how plants boost productivity.
1. Plants make your working environment more welcoming
According to a study carried out in the Netherlands and the UK, bringing plants into a working environment increased productivity by 15%. One of the study's authors, Professor Haslam, has suggested, "Office landscaping helps the workplace become more enjoyable, comfortable and profitable place to be."
2. Plants facilitate creativity
Research has found that when people looked at the color green for two seconds before doing a creative task, it boosted their creative output. Researchers dubbed this as the ‘green effect’. The study’s author, Dr. Stephanie Lichtenfeld, suggests the color green is a signal of physical growth (as in growing plants) as well as psychological growth: "Green may serve as a cue that evokes the motivation to strive for improvement and task mastery, which in turn may facilitate growth".
3. Plants clean the air
Ever tried working in an environment without much fresh air? It can lead to headaches, fatigue, and difficulty in concentrating. When our quality of air is diminished, our health and performance suffer. In addition to having an adequate air conditioning system, you can benefit from being surrounded by plants. Plants are natural air filters, replacing carbon dioxide with oxygen.
4. Plants reduce noise levels
If you enjoy peace and quiet while working, plants could be of help. By absorbing sounds, plants can actually reduce the distracting effects of background noise. According to this research, it is beneficial to position large plant pots in the edges and corners of a room. If you have the space, you could install a floral centerpiece. Small pots are ideal for desktops.
Why not create room for greenery in your space? Spend your time in rooms and spaces that allow for innate need of connection to nature to strengthen while simultaneously improving your mental and physical health. Plants breathe life and color into your environment while helping you become more productive.
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Reference the original blog post here ― from our planter partner.