Are you thinking about getting office plants to spruce up your workspace, but the upkeep and commitment are putting you off?
Then hiring office plants may be just the thing; all the benefits that come with incorporating greenery into your working environment, without the maintenance and with added flexibility.
So, let’s run through those benefits and look at the top reasons to hire plants for your office.
Office plants boost your team’s productivity, meaning you get more work done for the same money. The University of Exeter conducted a study that found productivity can be increased by 15% as a result of plants in the workplace.
Increase happiness and motivation
Greenery in the office can have a powerful impact on mood. A report produced by Human Spaces found that those who work in an environment with natural elements report a 15% higher level of wellbeing. When entering a workplace that incorporates nature, people are also more likely to feel motivated, with green accents in offices positively impacting workers’ motivation
Decrease sick days
In 2020, 118.6m working days were lost as a result of sickness or injury, which works out as 3.6 days lost per worker. Sick days can be costly for a company, but it turns out office plants can help. Having plants in the office could reduce sick days by 20%, which means 1.6 fewer sick days per person per year.
Reduce sick building syndrome
Offices are prone to sick building syndrome. Causes of this syndrome are thought to include the presence of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and poor airflow, allowing the build-up of indoor air pollution. This results in symptoms such as headaches; dry, itchy skin; blocked or runny nose; cough or wheezing; dry, sore eyes or throat; tiredness and difficulty concentrating. However, there are solutions. One of which is plants. NASA found that plants can absorb harmful toxins, particularly when it comes to enclosed spaces. And it turns out plants in offices can reduce symptoms of fatigue, sleepiness, headache, dry and itchy hands, and dry and hoarse throat by 25%.
New ideas are key for company growth. Greenery can help get those creative juices flowing, with office plants boosting creativity by 45%.
In a global study of office staff, plants were the second most desired element within their office, only pipped to first place by natural light.
Attract new recruits
Office plants look fantastic which, it turns out, can be beneficial when attracting new recruits. When deciding whether to join a company, a third of people say workplace design affects their decision.
Introducing plants in offices helps create a biophilic space that will help staff work better, perform higher, and stay with the company longer. Retaining top talent is key for businesses and that means ensuring employees are satisfied. It’s therefore valuable to know that an Oxford University study revealed plants to have a positive effect on employee perception and disposition.
If you’re concerned about having to take care of the plants, hiring is the ideal solution. Hiring your office plants should include maintenance as standard – this removes all the hassle for you and keeps them looking beautiful.
Hiring your plants gives you the option of switching up your office aesthetic whenever suits you. This flexibility means you always have a way of refreshing your workspace and re-energising your team.
Office plants inspire a whole host of benefits within the workplace. And hiring those plants gives you that extra bit of flexibility when it comes to design. Our professional design team will specify planters and plants that match your needs and budget, organising everything from samples to delivery. What’s more, we include our full maintenance service within our rental costs, meaning your plants are always kept looking their best.
If you’ve got any questions, we’re always available to help – get in touch today!