Living walls offer the perfect opportunity to put toxin cleaning and aesthetically pleasing plants into offices and other workplaces without taking up valuable floor space.
As employees are spending more and more time indoors away from the natural environment there has been an increase in interest as to how an office environment impacts employee well-being and how any negative effects can be ameliorated. Living walls, also known as green walls or green façades, have been found to have many benefits in an office setting. They can be installed on outdoor and indoor walls, and offer a wealth of environmental and practical benefits on top of their aesthetic appeal including…
Studies have shown that over 90% of staff view their working environment as a reflection of how they are valued as employees, with as little as 39% feeling their working environment has been designed with them in mind. Further research suggests that over 60% of employee’s would feel more motivated if their employers made more of an effort to improve their surroundings, claiming they could be up to 30% more productive as a result. Factors such as natural light, good ventilation and greenery were found to be the most important factors for workplace satisfaction in office design.
Studies prove that provision of an enriched environment will lead to greater workplace satisfaction which, in turn, leads to increased levels of staff retention and a significant reduction in staff turnover, recruitment and training budgets.
Productivity & creativity
A number of studies have shown significant benefits in terms of productivity and creativity when we can see plants whilst we carry out tasks. This leads to potential returns on investment.
Data from the findings of a recent study indicate that a green working environment is consistently more enjoyable for employees, more conducive to concentration, and more productive for the business than its equivalent. Indeed, simply enriching a previously spartan space with plants served to increase productivity by 15%. Accordingly, the results point to the value of introducing plants into a workspace for the benefit of employees as well as for the financial health of the organisation. This conclusion is at odds with the present economic and political zeitgeist as well as with modern management techniques, yet it nevertheless identifies a pathway to a more enjoyable, more comfortable, and a more profitable form of office-based working.
Be seen to be green
At Living Walls UK we can help you to have beautiful, effective and long lasting internal or exterior planting in a dynamic living wall system that will satisfy the requirements of both form and function.
Why not get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you!
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