Looking to encourage your team back to the office and provide an inspiring start to 2022? Here are our favourite ways to give your office a refresh!
For many of us, January 2022 will mark the start of a new year and an official return to the office for the first time in nearly two years. While the traditional office has received some bad press over the pandemic, it’s a brilliant time to think about our offices of the future – with the new year providing the perfect time to dream up the perfect working environment.
Provide personal working space using plants
When you consider many of the downsides of working in a traditional office, such as noisy open-plan spaces, it’s easy to see why working from home has been a hit with so many people. While open-plan offices aren’t likely to be disappearing any time soon, it’s now clear that we need a more hybrid approach. Luckily, with 30 years of experience in interior planting, this is something we’re used to.
We recommend using zoning planters to provide semi-private or quieter working spaces for your staff. Not only does this reduce the noise you can hear in an open office, it allows people to have the best of both worlds when it comes to working styles.
Plants can also be used as a stylish alternative to social distancing barriers, providing an aesthetically pleasing marker reminding people to stay as far away as possible from each other. Not only that, but plants actually clean the air, providing much-needed fresh air which helps with ventilation.
Lots of plants can help to reduce echoes in large open spaces and even absorb excess sound, For sound reduction, go for plants with dense leaves and robust structures or larger installations that create clearly marked zones within the room. If you need help creating an office space which works well, why not give us a call?
Add plants to inspire creativity
As we’ve learned, you can’t recreate the spark of being creative with teammates over Zoom – it’s just not the same. Therefore, meeting time and creative tasks will become a treasured aspect of the great ‘return to work’.
However, did you know that plants can actually increase people’s creativity? According to a research study conducted by Texas A&M University, plants can boost creativity by 15% or more within the workplace. Not only this, but a beautiful office is one where people actually want to work every day – and plants can be a huge part of that.
Sound good? We can help you create bold and inviting spaces that encourage your employees to work at their best. In fact, we’ve been doing it for three decades now – with many large blue-chip clients enjoying our expertise in biophilic design.
Create a calm, tranquil office with interior planting
With employee mental health on management minds, now is a fantastic time to ensure your workforce feels supported to come back to the office – that starts with a safe and calm environment.
A Scandinavian study found that exposure to indoor plants improved feelings of well-being in participants compared to those who weren’t exposed to plants. We can help to design, install and maintain the perfect working environment for your team.
Want to fill your office with life?
We’re botanical experts, with 30 years of experience in designing and installing bespoke plantscapes. We work with you to design something that’ll add a wow factor to your space – regardless of your budget.
Get in touch today to find out what we could do for you.