Using ‘Greenery’ in Office Design
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Using ‘Greenery’ in Office Design
Everyone who works in the office knows how important office plants are for relaxation. A small plant placed at any corner of the office can help you improve your wellbeing both mentally & physically. With green offices becoming the latest trend in office design, let us see how the presence of these plants can affect the office atmosphere positively.
- Reduce toxins & dust:
Using plants as living walls and in open floor plans can remove stale office air and improve O2 level. Plants can neutralize the toxins used in office furnishing by filtering out the air.
- Improve mental health:
As employees are spending more time in enclosed work environments, the need to reduce work stress and tiredness becomes evident. The greenery enlivens the office and makes it look and feel calmer, welcoming and enjoyable.
- Boost staff mood:
Usage of biophilic colors like greens, yellows and browns on the wall can have a relaxing impact on the office dwellers. The flooring, furniture and wall coverings can also add a natural touch. If a person is in a working environment, a small plant can psychologically make you work better.
- Enhance office aesthetics:
Biophilic designs are now incorporated by many companies by integrating natural elements. By adding window vines or wall covering in a particular section of the office looks fresh and energizing. Replacing the modern chairs in the community area with furniture made of wood and green walls can do wonders. Plants if placed properly in the welcome area or the reception area can be helpful in attracting and retaining office talent.
- Employee morale & efficiency:
Any dull cemented office space can make its staff dull and unproductive. One of the most trusted ways to increase employee morale is to create a creative space where the employees are comfortable and they get their privacy. Greenery can be used to enhance this space and to make the employees work efficiently thus lifting up their morale.
Here are some office plants that can do well in office environments
English ivy, Jade plant, Spider plant, Asparagus plant, bamboo plant, Cactus etc. One can use artificial plants if the maintenance of natural plants is difficult. Artificial plants are sustainable and can be added to the office aesthetics to make them look soothing to the eye. With both real and artificial plants providing the best to the office design, adding plants to your office space (reception area, rest rooms, office lobby and cafeteria) can definitely uplift the office environment and productivity.
In an urbanized office environment, implementation of both direct natural elements and indirect natural elements can restore the energy lost in everyday activity. With biophilia becoming a trend in office design, there are other trends in office design to watch for:
- Blurring the boundaries between work and play to make the employees feel relaxed & encourage workplace flexibility
- Building play zones or game room for employee rejuvenation
- Having more smaller meeting rooms to encourage brainstorming
- Paying more attention to branding to attract more prospects & to build a strong brand image within the company premises
- Integrating technology to improve workplace collaboration
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