Plants offer a means to decrease stress while enhancing productivity by 12%.
In a study participants were 12% more productive and less stressed than those who worked in an environment with no plants. The study took place in a simulated office setting. Common interior plants were used in a computer laboratory with 27 computer workstations. A computer program to test productivity and induce stress was specifically designed for these experiments, which incorporated one hundred symbols and time-measured readings of participants’ reactions. They were presented in the same randomized sequence to each subject. Blood pressure readings recorded while using the program confirmed the program was effective in inducing stress.
Plants in the workplace attract, retain and enhance attitude of today’s selective employee.
Surveys conducted by Unifi Network, Westport, Conn. report numerous factors that assist in managing today's competitive workplace market. The data indicates that in order to attract and retain top employees, the workplace must include aspects of what inspires employees during “off” time. Gallop polls indicate that two thirds of the American working force-cite gardening as their favorite hobby. Perhaps this “green thumb” passion explains why humanizing the workplace with green plants is a highly effective method to promote employee satisfaction.
Plant Options is proud to offer our clients the following professional plant care services:
Taking into consideration lighting, foot traffic, existing décor, architectural detail, and your personal preferences, we will create an innovative and cost-effective interiorscaping proposal for your approval. (Ask us about our special orchid arrangements!) Exceeding your expectations is our highest priority. We’re not happy with our proposal until you are!
Our courteous, experienced staff will manage all the elements of installation: they will hand select, deliver and place your plants in your space with minimal disruption to your daily routine.
Care and Maintenance
After installation, we will provide our Exceptional Plant Service to ensure the care and maintenance of your plantscape.
In addition to our regular service, we can provide staging and decoration for any special event you are planning.
Interior plants lower O&M (Operations and Maintenance) costs while contributing to ‘Green Building’ design considerations.
Plants cool by a process called transpiration, which, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, decreases air temperature in offices by ten degrees. A recent study out of Washington State University demonstrates that plant transpiration in an office environment releases moisture, creating a humidity level exactly matching the recommended human comfort range of 30-60%. Similarly, the same study concludes that in an absence of plants, the relative humidity in offices runs below this recommended range.