Turning an office into a true greenspace is more than just making it aesthetically pleasing. It’s about making a healthier workplace, both physically and mentally. It is also important to make the office inviting to your employees and guests. At John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, we take a holistic approach to the design of your office green space by improving air quality and wellbeing, and ultimately making your workplace a destination that people will remember.
It’s been noted that a stressful workplace can have negative effects on the mental health of employees, resulting in a lack of initiative and a reduced quality of work that often brings down other colleagues. Luckily, one of the best ways to destress a workplace is to add some life to it - specifically plant life.
Something as little as a desk plant has been shown to decrease stress and benefit mental health in office workers. A heavily planted workplace can increase overall productivity. The idea is that nature helps us to clear our minds of distractions, and by incorporating nature into our surroundings in the workplace, will have the same effect. It’s often said that a happy worker is a productive worker, and a good way to increase the happiness of your employees is by giving them a peaceful, natural office to work in.
Another issue that office plants can address is poor air quality. Most offices are outfitted with ventilation systems that merely meet the minimum requirements for air quality. We’ve all seen it before, someone comes into the office on Monday with the sniffles and by Friday more than half of the office is sick. This is because there is enough particulate matter in the air for germs to easily spread throughout the office.
We know that plants have excellent air filtering qualities due to a study that was conducted by NASA. According to the study, one air filtering plant placed every 100 square feet is enough to maintain healthy air quality. We make sure to incorporate plants with air filtering qualities into all of our greenspace designs, so that the office not only looks great, but makes you feel great as well.
Whether you’re looking to spruce up the office by adding a few desk plants or by transforming your lobby into a tropical paradise by installing a living wall, John Mini Distinctive Landscapes can help your vision come to life. Contact us today to see how we can bring wellness and beauty into your workspace and create an environment that fosters productivity and positivity.