• indoor office plant in a large white pot
    Posted on September 14, 2017

    How Sparse Workplaces Affect Your Workers & How To Fix It

    Recent research into workspace design and management is challenging what we think we know about business operations. If your business’s productivity seems to have slowed and your bottom line is suffering without a clear cause, the answer could be in your decor. One of the most surprisingly harmful decisions you can make as a business owner is adhering to a common style convention: a lean office.

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  • office setting leafy green plants and flowers
    Posted on April 11, 2017

    Boosting team morale with live indoor office plants

    Morale is one of those things you can’t see or touch, but you can sure sense if it’s high or low. High morale looks and feels like confidence, discipline, a positive attitude, and the willingness to do what needs to be done to achieve a goal. Morale is easy to bust and hard to boost.

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  • an office with lots of large and small potted plants
    Posted on February 15, 2017

    How Indoor Plants Affect Your Team’s Concentration & Improve Learning

    Learning at work is important, for many people their jobs are the only place available to them for learning, development and the feeling of progressing, especially those with families. Consistently building up your team’s skill-sets is also a huge asset for your company that can boost morale and employee engagement. The flip side of not learning in the workplace – your employees may feel demotivated and unhappy with the lack of progress and personal development they’re making at work, and this of course is not good.

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  • A range of indoor office plants
    Posted on January 25, 2017

    How toxin-absorbing plants can purify your office

    It’s hard to believe that something as benign and humble as a green plant could tackle toxic chemical substances, but it’s been proven repeatedly to be the case.

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  • Leafy green indoor plants
    Posted on January 10, 2017

    Proven research: how indoor plants relieve stress in the workplace

    Production deadlines, performance expectations, and personal conflicts can all contribute to tension in modern workplaces. This is compounded by technological advances—including computers and sophisticated climate control systems—that give workers less control over their work environments, leading to greater job dissatisfaction. Add in global economic uncertainty, and you have a recipe for business disaster: worker stress.

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  • A row of leafy green indoor plants
    Posted on December 20, 2016

    Indoor plants: Why hiring plants is smarter than buying

    If you’ve decided to enhance the beauty and health of your indoor environment with live plants, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards healthier and more productive workers, a more visually appealing workplace, and all the financial benefits that brings.

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  • Posted on December 16, 2016

    4 Ways Indoor Plants Bring Out The Best In Your Office

    Most people don’t see common plants as design tools with the potential to transform an interior space. They also don’t know that interior plantings incorporate live plants as essential parts of the overall design, using the natural sophistication of their elements to enhance proportion and style, and even to correct flaws and inconsistencies in the building’s design and layout.

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  • Posted on December 1, 2016

    Office Plants: A Positive First Impression for Your Business

    Imagine a customer walking into your business for the first time. The first thing she notices is a striking Calathea Insignis, with rich purple and green hues and bold markings. She then notices how the flower matches the upholstery on the furniture, and complements the artwork and design elements throughout the office. The space is refreshing, relaxing, and welcoming. How do you think she’ll approach your first interaction?

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  • Posted on November 20, 2016

    How potted plants can improve air quality

    In Australia, our indoor workspaces are now more crowded than ever before. Our population and our economy have grown so much in the last four or five decades that they’re virtually unrecognisable; but in most of our metropolitan areas, we’re still working in the same spaces, ill-equipped as they are. Our indoor air quality is affected by many factors that are still present in our buildings since the energy crisis of the 1970s—including heating, air-conditioning, and ventilating (HVAC) systems that aren’t well maintained, dim lighting, and poor humidity control—and our workers are reporting more and more frequently that they’re unhappy and unwell.

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  • Posted on November 10, 2016

    How to Improve Staff Performance & Productivity with Plants

    It’s well established that the quality and conditions of a workplace have a strong impact on the productivity of the workers. It’s the reason that workers who are confined to dangerous and unpleasant environments are paid extra loadings, as in the case of underground mining workers. But what isn’t common knowledge is that most work environments in Australia’s metropolitan areas are subject to many of the same issues, and employees and employers alike are suffering from the effects: workers are subject to myriad unpleasant health complaints, and their decreased productivity and performance is having a devastating impact on the financial wellbeing of our businesses.

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