Office plants led to £5m productivity boost, interior landscape conference hears

A few thousand pounds spent on office plants can equate to millions of pounds in productivity, delegates to a recent conference organised by interior landscaping body eFig, heard.

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The Dutch flower council survey looked at the london office of one of the world's largest auditing companies.

Putting £10,000 of plants on one floor led to £5m improvements in productivity across the floorplate.

University of Exeter worked with uniersity of Gronigen on the study said Exeter's Dr Craig Knight.

"The ability to identify yourself in a space or see something of yourself is the key to working,' he told the eFig conference. "If staff can choose how to enrich a space and realise their identity, they feel healthier, happier and have more job satisfaction and better well-being."

Ambius' Kenneth Freeman told the conference staff should be able to choose and position plants randomly rather than have a rigid layout imposed on them y architects or bosses.

"This wlll ensure staff respect the plants more than the filing cabinets."

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