When it comes to creating success in any business, green matters. Usually, that means money. But have you ever considered outside-of-the-box tactics for boosting productivity in your workplace? There are a few things our team at Leafscape recommends that are proven to maximize focus and production. Let’s start with green again – but this time, think plants.
- Introduce Plants to Your Office Space
Humans are drawn to nature – it’s actually called biophilia. When we bring the outside inside, studies show that problem-solving skills and creativity improve in workplaces with flowers and plants. A Harvard study reported that “cognitive function scores were better in green building conditions [buildings with plants] compared to the Conventional building conditions across nine functional domains, including crisis response, strategy, and focused activity level.” This has a lot to say about human productivity. Plants also clean the air around them, which can boost employee health and potentially lead to fewer sick days out of office.
2. Increase Your Water Intake
We all know we should be drinking more water. But it’s easier to talk about than to implement into your life. What if you could prove that water benefits your brain and can make you better at your job? Your brain is mostly water and increasing your water intake is actually like ingesting a nutrient that your body needs. Drinking water has multiple lesser-known benefits that could boost your productivity, such as:
- Improving concentration and cognition
- Maintaining memory function
- Reducing stress
- Increasing blood flow and oxygen to your brain
- Helping balance mood and emotions
- Preventing muscle cramps
*** Note*** More water is not necessarily better for your office plants. Let us help by making the determination of if your plant needs watered or not!
3. Improve Your Posture
Your mother was right! Posture is important – but maybe not for the reasons you’ve always believed. The American Posture Institute reports that posture impacts many key factors when it comes to our overall health and productivity, such as hormone balance and energy levels. Poor posture can lead to neck and extremity pain, which can inhibit work – particularly for those who primarily work at a computer. “The study concluded that the biggest risk factor for reduced productivity was improper posturing during computer use,” according to the Institute. It’s recommended that you take breaks to walk around and reset your posture. You may also want to try using a standing desk, which can help increase your blood flow and energy levels.
Interested in exploring new techniques to increase productivity in your workplace? Give our Green Team a call today and the experts at Leafscape will work with you to bring life to your environment! We are creative and take pride is providing the perfect interior plantscape within your budget. Give us a call today!