Happiness through green workspace
On one side greenery on our earth is reducing …and on the other hand research says that green environment promotes health and happiness in people. Study after study links the biological impact of plants, like cleaner air, with the psychological effect, like a more aesthetically pleasing environment. Researchers have also seen a 15 -20 percent increase in productivity after adorning an otherwise barren office with houseplants—a correlating result of its subjects also reporting increasingly positive perceptions with concentration in the office, air quality, and how satisfied they were at their jobs. Plants also helped reduce stress levels and negative feelings by almost 58 percent.
However maintaining plants is a voluminous task. Buying setting up and also maintaining people to do it for you are all additional concerns. However in a co- working space, life is easier…you get benefits of the plant without the botheration of maintenance. You can enjoy the benefits of greens without the sweat and toil of getting and installing it etc.
Plants are definitely earning their place in a workplace with all the benefits that they bring to the employees and employers and the overall environment. From Google to small start ups and also established co-works like Wework are all investing big time on plants to brighten the workspace and also give a healthy space to their employees and clients. Also addressing business stress levels through these creative solutions.
The easiest, healthiest way to see it around you involves cultivating nothing more than a little nature. If you want functional decorations, look no further than the houseplant.
Some well-placed greenery can not only brighten any space but also purify the air -- and they're also helpful in creating a more relaxing, restful ambiance in any room. We know that spending time in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and tension relief. What's more, in a 2008 study, Dutch researchers found that hospital patients with indoor plants in their rooms reported lower stress levels than patients without them. Office work sometimes can be laborious and taxing… The 10 beautiful houseplants that are easy to take care of and effective at increasing oxygen and clearing out toxins for cleaner breathing air, some of which even have the NASA stamp of approval . Try adding one to your office space for a little dose of zen.
Following are the important plants:
1. Aloe plants -The gel of the aloe plant has a number of healing properties. Not only does it soothe skin burns and cuts, it can also help to monitor the air quality in your home. The plant can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products, and when the amount of harmful chemicals in the air becomes excessive.
2. English Ivy - NASA scientists listed the English ivy as the number one best air-filtering houseplant , as it is the most effective plant when it comes to absorbing formaldehyde . It's also incredibly easy to grow and adaptable -- try it as a hanging or a floor plant. Grow in moderate temperatures and medium sunlight.
3. Rubber Plant - Rubber trees are good for cleaning the air and are one of the easiest plants to grow, as they thrive even in dim lighting and cooler climates. The low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eliminator and air purifier .
4. Peace Lily - The beautiful peace lily plant is a wonderful low-maintenance flower to keep in the home. Peace lilies do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air.
5. Snake Plants - Snake plants don't need much light or water to survive, so they're an easy choice for any corner of your home. The plant absorbs carbon dioxide and release oxygen during the night (while most plants do so during the day), so add one to your bedroom for a clean-air boost.
6. Bamboo Plant -The attractive bamboo palm also made NASA's list of top clean-air plants with a purifying score of 8.4. It's also particularly effective at clearing out benzene and trichloroethylene . These need to be well-watered, in shade or indirect sunlight.
Start slow and then you can build your own green wall!! Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many. Pick a plant that inspires you. Instead of choosing something by how easy it is to care for, get a plant that excites you. If you’re interested in the plant, you’ll keep it alive.