There is no better change in the seasons like the weeks before spring. There’s heightened anticipation, not just of warmer weather, greener grass and longer days, but also for the season’s blooms! Its time to enjoy the rewards of flowers and plants-- in the workplace.
Legendary professional golfer Walter Hagen is credited with the following, first published in his 1956 book, The Walter Hagen Story, "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."
It’s this sentimental wise advice that I feel as spring approaches. Spring brings a zealous sense of joy, a time when life slows down a tad and being present just comes a little more easily.
Ironically, it is the same advice that I share with my customers every day on enjoying and reaping the rewards of flowers and plants. As Key Account Specialist at Kremp Florist, I work with our business clients supporting their floral, plant and gift giving needs. Many of which are looking to bring corporate flowers and plants into the workplace.
It wasn’t just Walter Hagen’s eloquent cliché on life. There is plenty of research out there that proves that flowers can have a positive impact on our productivity, health and wellbeing … no matter what the season.
Specifically, one recent study conducted at Texas A&M University found that while on the job, workers' idea generation, creative performance and problem solving skills improved substantially in a workplace environment that included flowers and plants. More creative thinkers and working harder … that’s pretty powerful! Talk about reaping the rewards of flowers and plants in the workplace!
My customers looking for corporate flowers and office plants love another compelling study that showed that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.
The evidence suggests that just being in the presence of flowers has an immediate impact on happiness, can help reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated in the presence of flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. Now what CEO or Office Manager wouldn’t want that for their team!
It was also found that simply having plants in the office can benefit ones health by improving air quality and removing certain toxins.
Granted, Hagen had the luxury of working in the lushest plant and floral workplace environment ever, most likely in spring time temperature. It’s no surprise that his wellbeing and outlook on life was effected by his beautiful surroundings. Come to think of it, you’d think working at a florist might have some positive impact on my golf game. No such luck!
Fortunately, no matter what the workplace environment or what the climate outdoors may be, by bringing in a pretty vase of blooms, or spreading out a few bright green ficus trees, you can reap the rewards of flowers and plants in the workplace and have an immediate positive effect in the staff’s productivity, health and wellbeing.
With the help of Kremp Florist, every business can reap the rewards of flowers and office plants in their surroundings. If you are looking to enhance your space aesthetically and you want the added benefit of improving your staff’s creativity and productivity, contact me today, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-657-6702!
Submitted by Laura Kremp, Key Account Specialist