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Office plants led to £5m productivity boost, interior landscape conference hears
Saturday, 20 October 2012
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.
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 university 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."
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