National Plants at Work Week 2016

As part of National Plants at Work Week (NPWW) Ambius, the world’s largest interior landscaping company will be hosting a free plant giveaway at The Oxford Science Park (OSP). Join Ambius at the reception of the Magdalen Centre OSP on Monday 11th July from 12-2pm where their experts will be handing out free desk plants and offering advice on the benefits of plants in the workspace.

For the fourth year running, National Plants at Work Week (11-15 July 2016) aims to raise the awareness of the benefits of plants in the working environment. Whilst interior planting can enhance the design and appearance of a workspace, there are further proven benefits when it comes to employee wellbeing and productivity.

Research conducted by Professor Nieuwenhuis and her colleagues at the universities of Cardiff, Exeter, Queensland and Groningen, and supported by Ambius demonstrated that plants can increase productivity by as much as 15% (one study even showed a 32% improvement) as well as an improving employees’ sense of wellbeing in the workplace by up to 40%. In addition the globally recognised ‘biophilia’ theory, developed by American biologist Edward O.Wilson in the 1980’s, concluded that plants can control the temperature of a room, help to clean the air and create natural barriers to harmful airborne microbes.

Kenneth Freeman, head of innovation at Ambius comments: “NPWW is a great way to promote a healthy and green working environment. Bringing plants into the workplace can pay huge dividends in terms of wellbeing, attention span and creativity. It can also make a massive difference to businesses and help to improve both employee job satisfaction and their productivity.”

More information on NPWW can be found at: http://www.efig.co.uk/index.php/national-plants-at-work-week. You can also join the conversation on social media with @AmbiusUK and #plantsatworkweek.

SOURCES: 1. http://www.ambius.com/news-and-media/2014-news-archive/plants-make-you-happy-and-more-productive.html