Every office worker knows there’s nothing more dreary than staring at a computer screen and blank cubicle for eight hours a day. After all, a dull, unstimulating work environment makes it hard to feel inspired, motivated and energised enough to do our best work.
Luckily, something as simple as a fresh, beautiful bunch of flowers for your office can be all you need to brighten up the workplace. Here are five reasons that corporate bouquets could be the answer — time to freshen up your work, team and office alike.
5 reasons to get flowers delivered to your corporate space weekly
1. Health benefits
Flowers don’t just look and smell pretty – countless studies have shown they’re also good for your health. For instance, researchers found that for hospital patients recovering from surgery, having a flower or plant in the room was correlated with lower pain, anxiety, fatigue, blood pressure and heart rates, and experiencing overall more positive feelings.
Of course, the effect can depend on what type of flower you choose. Aloe plants, bonsai and gerber daisies are some examples of air-purifying plants that can help rid the office or waiting room air of bacteria and toxins. This is particularly important for buildings constructed in the late 1970s, whose poor ventilation and presence of air pollutants can cause ‘sick building syndrome’.
When choosing your flowers, be considerate of any pollen allergies your co-workers may have by choosing allergy-friendly flowers.
2. Morale boost
With their bright colours, beautiful arrangements and luscious floral scents, flowers make for an uplifting addition to every office — thereby helping to boost staff morale.
Amidst the deadlines, meetings and daily pressures of the busy corporate world, simply smelling floral scents can help improve our mood and take the edge off our stress. This is partly because we’re biologically wired to crave being near nature in some form — flowers bring a vibrant and pretty reminder of celebrations and happy times in our lives.
That said, dying, dusty or mouldy plants aren’t great for office morale or air quality – make the most of their health and morale enhancing effects by taking care of your flowers to keep them alive for longer.
What’s good for our mood and mental health is also good for our productivity as workers. In fact, experts estimate that employees are 15% more productive when they have house plants in their surroundings compared to when they’re in a ‘lean’, minimalist office environment.
So why is our cognitive performance better in workplaces with plants – wouldn’t they serve as a visual distraction? In fact, having a plant visible from their desk can boost workers’ creativity and problem solving skills, helping to improve memory and concentration on the task at hand. The mere presence of nature (including flowers) can lengthen workers’ attention spans by up to 20%.
4. First impressions
What’s more, a bouquet of beautiful reception flowers makes for a dazzling first impression for visitors to your office. As an inexpensive way to decorate a space, flowers can be used to complement your branding and colour schemes – an easy, on-brand interior styling hack.
Regularly updating your corporate flowers is a cost-effective way to give your reception, lobby or foyer a new look, feel and smell on a regular basis, and shows off your firm’s commitment to style and quality.
5. Tax benefits
Did you know flowers are tax deductible when used in a company’s reception or waiting room or given as corporate gifts to employees, clients or business associates? Ordering flowers for your reception area or as gift ideas is a great way to help support a fellow local business, without blowing out the budget.
Good for the eyes, nose and even brain, corporate bouquets are an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up your workplace.
About the Author:
Jo is an award winning florist servicing Ryde and Sydney’s metro areas. She loves crafting the perfect arrangements, whatever the occasion.