Like most of our corporate careers, we run with looming deadlines, constant computer work and a trifling hassle which can take our health to toll. For any office worker the work environments can have a huge impact on their happiness and comfort levels. If we can’t take the pressure out of our day-to-day working lives, we need to find ways to limit any negative effects. The above challenges are generally unavoidable but easily manageable.
As we all know plants are indispensable to our human life and true when we say plants make people happy. Especially, indoor plants improve our mental health and work performance. Interior plants offer a natural and beautiful addition to our work space interior while benefiting the overall well-being of employees.
Fascination towards plants and nature from childhood lead me to create my own green work space with my colleague Priya. When you share same interest with your colleague, definitely it’s going to be the finest outcome. ☺
What Indoor plants can really do in Office?
Potted plants can improve us indirectly by concentration, creativity, reduce stress, and add life to a sterile office. They are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist. Indoor plants sparkle and improve the quality of the air, removing harmful toluene, benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and other VOC’s substance causes from office sanitization, toxic emissions from synthetic building materials and others. When we get exposed to natural green environment indoor, help us in stress relief, feeling relaxed, tranquil, and simply existing.
How green interior design can remove toxins from the air?
Indoor plants absorb harmful toxins, breaking them down into gentle by-products, and storing them in their soil to use later for food. Generating quality oxygen for us, by absorbing some airborne microbes, bacteria from the air we breathe and use their roots to get rid of toxins. As a top-notch, microorganisms in potted plant soils also play a part in cleaning indoor air.
Philodendrons, spider plants and golden pathos are the most effective at removing formaldehyde.
Plants have less horse power than air purifiers, they are more natural, cost effective, and therapeutic. Plants are notoriously adept at absorbing gases through pores on the surface of their leaves.
When we have few answers on what the future of work looks like, it is important to remember that there are small steps we can take to improve our ability to focus, reduce stress, and support overall cognitive and physiological wellbeing. Bringing nature indoors in the form of plants is one of the most effective ways to do so.
Written By – Vaishnavi Subramanian, HR Executive, Design Infinity.