Psychological Benefits of Ornamental Plants Used in Office Environments

Anca Mariana HUSTI, Ioana CONŢIU, Mălina RADU, Ioana NEACŞU, Maria CANTOR
2015 Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca: Horticulture  
In an urbanized context, the need for a thorough understanding of the relationship between plants and human well-being becomes more and more important. It is documented that plants in the work environment bring a number of benefits, not only aesthetic but also psychological and physical benefits. The present study sought to determine if ornamental plants have positive effects on a wide range of factors such as productivity, mood states, creativity and stress on employees in an real
more » ... n real organizational context. Questionnaire with 15 statements was used as method to examine the employees perceptions, applied before, after the installation of plants for each office and in swich phase. The study results were examined to determine if are statistically significant differences between the two groups at every stage. There were significant differences between the experimental and control group over the work environment. Research has found that for a better perceived working environment is a close link between creativity, reduced stress and job satisfaction. Results support the evidence of the psychological benefits of ornamental plants on employees and a general preference for plants. The direct impact of these benefits is on well-being and general performance of companies and the incorporation of ornamental plants in the workplace is deemed imperative for the future organizations to achieve the desired results.
doi:10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:10625 fatcat:hbue3rigvbharn33rgbg6o5voq