Abstract: Green, natural environments may ameliorate adverse environmental exposures (e.g. air pollution, noise, and extreme heat), increase physical activity and social engagement, and lower stress. […]
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 plants and flowers generate 15 percent more ideas, and women generate more creative, flexible solutions to problems.