Washington, D.C. – Want workers to be more comfortable, more productive, more creative and healthier? Add plants.
According to the last of four #PlantsDoThat Inside infographics produced by the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH), plants are good for business.
“People say they’re just in a better mood when plants are around,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. The infographic series was developed by NICH from a scientific literature review evidence base developed by Dr. Hall and his students.
The #PlantsDoThat Inside Where We Work infographic illustrates that plants in offices, on factory floors and particularly in windowless rooms have very positive results for the bottom line, including:
- 98% of workers say they are more motivated
- 30% say they feel less tired
- 12% show they are faster at completing computer tasks
“Plants have the power to help make people more productive, and that’s good for business,” says Debbie Hamrick, NICH Economic Committee chair. “These free infographics are great tools to raise awareness of the positive benefits of plants in our everyday lives.”
Businesses, growers, retailers, teachers, extension agents and interiorscapers can use the infographics as promotional and educational materials and upload them to social media.
#PlantsDoThat Inside Where We Work is part of a series of four infographics designed by Jennifer Gray, AmericanHort, and Horticultural Research Institute. They are free of charge and can be downloaded from NICH’s website.
The benefits of consumer horticulture are spotlighted in the first NICH infographic titled “#PlantsDoThat, Horticulture: The Art, Science, & Business of Plants.” The infographic illustrates how consumer horticulture contributes $196 billion to the U.S. economy and creates more than 2 million jobs.