If you’re a business owner who’s looking for a way to spruce up your office, why not consider an eco-friendly green improvement? Here are a few ideas you could incorporate into your business and increase both productivity and employee satisfaction.
1. Green up the Outside
Does your office have any green space? Having plant life outside your building can make your office look more inviting to both customers and employees. Do what you can with your budget and don’t be afraid to add some seasonal color!
2. Green Up the Inside
Same thing… add some plants! If you have any natural light in your office adding green life to the the interior can liven up the space between cubicles.
3. Add an Employee Garden
Businesses all over are adding raised-bed gardens to their property to give their employees something hand-on to do on breaks. Gardening can be both personally satisfying and connection creating.
4. Dig a Pond
If you have room for a garden, why not add a pond? The sound of flowing water is known to be very soothing. Watching fish swim can also have a beautifying and calming effect. If you don’t have room (or budget) for a pond, why not look into adding an aquarium inside your office.
5. Add Some “Wild” Life
Some companies have found that allowing employees to bring their pets to work to work increases their productivity and lowers their stress levels. Some animals in the workplace are found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as they encourage employees to exercise and socialize with each other. You don’t need to make your office into a zoo, but consider starting small with an office pet and watch how it can help.
The above suggestions are to encourage the notion of adding nature to corporate life. With numerous benefits such as social interaction, reduced stress and general positivity, these ideas can help make your office experience more enjoyable.
Is your office green? Have any questions or comments?