Indoor plants can certainly make our interior space look stunning, but is that the only benefit indoor plants provide?
The common perception is that indoor plants are a luxury, a nice to have but not a necessity.
Thanks to the Indoor Plants Work's study conducted by The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), here are 5 key reasons why indoor plants should be seen as a necessity:
In Australia, 80% of us live in urban areas where we spend 90% of our time indoors.
When indoors, sources that we believe drive productivity (i.e. furniture, computers, printers, plastics) actually emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs lead to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and actually hinder our productivity and affect our health as a result. That's what Steve Carell believes anyway!
A UTS office study found that 3 to 6 plants per office keeps VOC levels much lower than the recommended maximum VOC level (see below infographic).
Plants not only look great, but also promote health and wellbeing.
International research shows indoor plants reduce:
And not to mention,
Imagine a workplace where you don't always feel you're about to get sick and can focus on your tasks (your bottom line will benefit)!
We work so hard every single day to ensure we leave a positive and lasting impression of our business. Indoor plants play a key role in enabling memorable, positive impressions.
According to the UTS study, surveys show that plants give the perception that a company is:
Yes, we focus a lot on making sure we leave a positive and memorable impression on our clients and customers, but what about potential employees?
The environment we work in is very important to how we feel and perform. If current employees aren't too impressed, there is a good chance potential employees won't be either and this can affect the impression we leave on people.Indoor plants capture attention and give the perception of a caring, welcoming company! Keeping your employees happy and healthy plays a key role in building your bottom line.
We previously mentioned that indoor plants enable wellbeing, but what impact does this have on productivity?
Research shows that indoor plant presence increases productivity, performance and job satisfaction by over 10%, measured by:
Indoor plants are a win-win-win for people, profits and the planet, the triple bottom line.