Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you can already envision the mad-eyed, sweaty-pitted rush to buy last minute gifts or, worst case scenario, flowers from the garage.
As well as being visually appealing, introducing flowers into your work environment can have many positive effects on both your staff and your customers that goes beyond just adding a splash of life and colour. Research has proven that having flowers or plants in the work place can significantly impact our mood, our creativity and our productivity as well as positively influencing our health and wellbeing.
Interestingly there is some evidence to suggest that flowers in the work place may improve productivity. For example research suggests that flowers can have a positive impact on employee’s mood and studies have demonstrated that looking at flowers can in fact make us happier. Significantly there is also evidence to suggest that flowers can also help reduce stress at work, lower blood pressure, and even reduce absenteeism, making them a pretty amazing addition to any office.
Plants and flowers may also have the ability to boost creativity. One research study examining the effects of flowers and plants in the workplace demonstrated that both men and women demonstrated more innovative thinking, and generated more ideas and creative solutions to problems in an office environment that included flowers and plants. It is also thought that plants may be able to benefit our health by improving air quality, for example by increasing the amount of moisture in the air and removing certain toxins. These surprising facts about flowers in the workplace demonstrate their powerful ability to have a positive impact on us.
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