Work Happy and Stay Healthy: 4 Reasons Your Desk Needs a Plant


Round Two

You don’t have to have a green thumb to know that plants can make a world of difference in your decor, but they can do a lot more than just brighten up a dull, lifeless space. Even just a little extra green can have a huge impact on your attitude and your health, especially in your workspace. If you don’t already have a photosynthesizing friend on your desk, here’s why you need one. (And don’t worry if you don’t have the best track record with keeping plants alive—just try one of these plants.)

Plants = Productivity

Some companies think that sleeker, more minimalist offices are the way to go, but banning decorations can actually have a negative impact on workers, especially when that decor-free approach means no plants in sight. In fact, a study from Exeter University actually found that employees performed better and were more productive when even…

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