• 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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  • 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: the positive first impression they give to 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

    Office plants: the role they play in boosting productivity

    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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  • Posted on August 20, 2016

    Why you’ll love the health benefits of indoor plants

    As a business owner, it’s your legal and moral responsibility to provide your staff with a safe and comfortable work environment. Meeting the basic requirements of health and safety isn’t hard, but it also won’t do much to promote a productive and positive work environment. While Australia’s working conditions are usually reasonable, most business owners aren’t aware of how important it is to take defensive measures against contemporary threats to general health and wellbeing.

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  • Posted on May 25, 2016

    4 Reasons Indoor Plant Hire Can Impact Your Workspace

    Human beings aren’t built for being indoors: yet that’s where the vast majority of us find ourselves in almost every hour of the day. While our working spaces have evolved over hundreds and thousands of years from forests and fields to high-rises, our bodies haven’t adapted to being inside—and we’re even identifying new ailments like Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), where workers suffer from coughing and wheezing, headaches, sore eyes, nose and throat problems, and even loss of concentration and nausea.

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  • Posted on May 18, 2016

    Bringing life to your indoor spaces: how a plant design professional can transform your interiors

    Whether you’re wanting to make a subtle impression and inject some fresh air into your workspace, or you’re looking to make a striking design statement in a high-end residential or commercial interior, professional plant designers can help you create the style you’re looking for.

    By drawing on their knowledge of both design principles and botany, plant designers can craft stunning plantscapes that both augment the design features of the space, and make use of its environmental conditions.

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  • Posted on April 15, 2016

    Reducing worker fatigue: how indoor plants can improve the safety and productivity of your employees

    Fatigue can have devastating effects on any business. It significantly reduces the productivity and skill of your workers, slowing your business operations and impacting on your bottom line. But more serious than this is the profound effect it has on the safety of your workers: the Australian Safety and Compensation Council has found that worker fatigue can even lead to potentially dangerous mistakes.

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