Why choose Atkins Gregory and Planteria
If you are planning an office refurbishment or move, Atkins Gregory and Planteria can help you complete the look by offering a free design and quotation service to suggest the most suitable plants and containers for your interior design scheme; from outdoor and indoor plants, to moss and green walls.
Providing an excellent service for our clients is our top priority. We will take care of your plants and if you require any assistance, we are just a phone call or email away. We have real people manning the phones and responding quickly to your queries to find the solution to your problems.
We also work with an established network of proven janitorial and consumable suppliers to keep your workplace clean and fully stocked all year round. Click here to find out more.
5 Business Boosting Benefits if Plants in the Workplace
1. Psychological benefits such as positive effects on reducing stress and promoting health and well-being. As humans we have an innate desire to be connected to nature, also known as biophilia. Our modern lifestyles and city living mean that we spend around 90% of our time indoors and we are often disconnected from nature which is not good for our health or stress levels. Adding a variety of plants and flowers into your work environment or office space can help provide the links to nature that you and your employee’s crave.
2. Increase in productivity, creativity and happiness. It is proven that a vibrant, welcoming environment has positive effects on the speed at which we work and improves mood. Studies show that employees who are exposed to plants within the workplace, actively engage with their surroundings, are more productive, and have a more positive outlook at work. These studies looked into ‘lean offices’ vs green offices and showed that productivity could be increased by up to 15%.
3. Adding plants and flowers makes for a more welcoming and inviting environment for employees, visitors and clients. Having a space that is pleasant to be in and attractive to visitors has a positive effect on business and improves perception of a company’s green credentials. Wellbeing is now regarded by most organisations as a priority and not just a trend. Living their brand values helps an organisation to attract and retain talent.
4. Plants can help to improve air quality and reduce allergens by cleansing the air. As shown in NASA’s Clean Air Study, plants provide a natural way of removing VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) from the air and also reduce the presence of aggravating allergens. NASA research suggests efficient air cleaning is accomplished with at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space.
5. Plants can help reduce sickness and absence at work. One study by Elzeyadi at the University of Oregon found that 10% of employee absences could be attributed to architectural elements that did not connect with nature. A recent Norwegian research study tested what happened when plants were placed into and then removed from offices. When plants were present headaches, coughs, sore throats, fatigue and dry skin all reduced. Several studies around the world have found similar results.