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09/02/2014

Office Plants Boost Productivity

Could adding office foliage improve both productivity and occupant quality of life?

 

Don't strip your office down to desks and computer monitors just yet. A new study from the University of Exeter in the UK suggests that common decorative plants in the workplace could actually increase worker productivity. The findings directly contradict the traditional idea that sparse, clean workplaces are the best drivers of employee productivity and overall happiness.

The research shows that workers in an office landscaped with plants not only perceived the indoor air quality as higher but also report increased workplace satisfaction and higher levels of concentration. Studying worker productivity levels over subsequent months at two large commercial offices, the researchers found that the presence of plants led to more work engagement by employees, including improved physical, cognitive, and emotional involvement in their work causing large increases in worker productivity and satisfaction. Productivity could increase by as much as 15% with the simple addition of greenery.

"The 'lean' philosophy has been influential across a wide range of organizational domains. Our research questions this widespread conviction that less is more. Sometimes less is just less," says Alex Haslam, co-author of the study. 

Thinking about plants for your facility? Take a look at Natural Plants vs. Silk Botanicals to find the best choice for your office. 

 

Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

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Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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