Excerpt from Beat the Office Health Hazards

An unavoidable enemy in the office is the cocktail of chemicals that surrounds us. Did you know, for example, that carpets and chairs may contain formaldehyde, inks give off benzene, and photocopiers and PC monitors emit toluene? The effects of these can include breathing problems, eye irritation, anaemia, nausea and impaired co-ordination. […]

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Plants Nurture Office Creativity

I’ve always enjoyed having a few plants surround my desk. They create the feeling of a lush island in a sea of beige file cabinets, brown carpet and glowing computer screens. […]

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Greenery inspires creativity, problem-solving at work

Having a few green companions in the office can turn workers as sluggish as vegetables into more productive beings, a new survey by Texas A&M University shows. In “The Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity,” behavioral scientists in the university’s Center for Health Systems and Design found that men who work among live […]

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Creating An Experience That Sets You Apart

Customer service is the lifeblood of any business. Anyone can “sell” you a service but can they truly deliver an experience that sets your company apart and makes a difference for employees and customers? According to research from customer relationship management consulting group SuperOffice, by 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as the […]

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How Plants Can Build Creative, Yet Functional Work Spaces

Non-traditional work spaces have become the norm thanks to the millennial generation. Instead of traditional stale and antiseptic designs, today’s office layouts are becoming warmer and more inviting – just like your home. Green offices (biophilic designs) – a favorite of the Raimondi Horticultural Group – the use of artificial intelligence, acoustic furniture and rooms, and ‘Coffices’ […]

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Seven Tips to Selecting the Right Plant Containers

There are a lot of moving pieces and parts when it comes to designing and decorating office spaces. From furniture to carpet, to paint colors, lighting and plants, attention to detail is important. After selecting the perfect plants to bring a piece of the great outdoors inside, make sure you don’t skimp on selecting the […]

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Containing Creativity With Your Plants

Interior plants are the focal point in your building lobby and public gathering spaces; in office reception areas; even in individual cubicles. Flowering plants, tall, short, colorful – the sky is the limit when it comes to selecting plants to fit your image and personality Don’t do your plants an injustice by planting it in […]

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Do Let The Moss Grow Under Your Feet – Sort of

The old business saying never to let “moss grow under your feet” has taken on a totally new meaning when it comes to creating healthier office spaces occupied by happier, more productive employees. Enhancing the aesthetic and environmental appeal of leased office space to potential leases is similar to trying to attract talented job candidates […]

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