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The Power of Positivity - Why Plants Are A Perfect Fit For The Workplace (1/2)

“My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people” – Jack Welch, ex-CEO, General Electric


Ask any CEO what his / her most valuable asset in the company is and the answer is always the same – People. Strategy and tactics are great on paper, but you need a motivated, driven and intelligent workforce to achieve tangible results on the ground. 


Every manager wants their employees happy and productive. Motivated employees are not only great for business, they’re great for customer satisfaction, for innovative R&D, for efficient manufacturing, well-functioning supply chain, inventive marketing and more. And employees spend at least half their waking hours at the office. Every single day of the work week. 


With this mind, we need to ask ourselves – what are we doing to make the office a delightful, positive environment for our employees to enable them to work efficiently?


Here are THREE reasons why plants are a perfect fit for the work place: -


  1. Plants absorb harmful toxins such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde and xylene

The NASA Clean Air Study found that efficient air cleaning is accomplished with at least one plant per 100 square feet (9.3 m2) of space. A variety of indoor plants such as Peace lily, Aloe vera, and Spider plant, to name a few, are all capable of acting as a natural air purifier


  1. Plants moderate humidity levels to optimum comfort levels for human beings

A study conducted by Virginia Tech suggested that indoor plants reduce the amount of dust by up to 20 percent. Plants such as Syngonium and Jade Plant release water vapour into the air to act as a natural humidity controller and provide an optimal environment for human beings in enclosed work spaces


  1. Indoor plants promote mindfulness and stress-free environment among employees

There are only two kinds of people – those who like plants and those who love them. We dare you to find a third type. Views of plants such as Money plant and Snake plant help employees connect with nature and improves their productivity – in fact, a study at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District found that employees with views of greenery were 6-12% more efficient than their peers.


Stay tuned for Part 2 on why plants are the perfect fit for the work place.



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