New research suggests show flowers in the work place increase work productivity

In this day and age with the tough economic times sweeping the nation it is important that business’ keep a healthy competitive edge over there business rivals. So to do this the staff of a business need to be kept happy and motivated to come up with new ideas and increase work productivity with flowers.

The fact that many of us are feeling gloomy and upset over the budget cuts and the rise in high unemployment makes it imperative for business’ that employ a high work force to keep that work force and not to go damaging moral by making staff redundant. They will be able to manage a high work force if they plan strategically.

 New research has found that the secret to keeping staff happy and creative is a very simple solution. The research was undertaken by the university of Texas in America and they found nature can hold the secret to a flourishing and profitable business. It showed problem solving, idea making and creativity was improved when flowers or plants were introduced to the work place.

 Doctor Roger Ulrich, lead researcher of the team commented, “Our research shows that a change as simple as adding flowers and plants can be important in the most meaningful way to businesses in the modern economy. People’s productivity, in the form of innovation and creative problem solving, improved – which in certain circumstances could mean the difference between mild and great business success”.

The research lasted eight months and there were three different settings to see which setting had the higher productivity rate. Participants performed common problem solving or creativity tasks in ordinary office environments. One workplace setting had flowers and plants, another had a sculpture and the last setting had no decoration at all.

When the study began both men and women showed innovative thinking and better ideas for solving problems that had arisen in the office with flowers and plants. Overall men came up with 15% more ideas than women but the women were more creative with the problem solving solutions.

Dr. Ulrich who has also done research on other environments such as stress and health added, “We know the importance of learning, for example, how natural surroundings affect drivers, school children and hospital patients. To businesses, it should be equally as important to understand what features can improve performance at work and make employees more productive”.

So make business happen, order your flowers from for next day delivery and ad that brigh flower spark to your office. Plants are now available for UK delivery from Prestige Flowers.