Research shows that certain plants act as air purifiers and also release oxygen into the atmosphere. This significantly improves indoor air quality and employee cognition. Good plants for indoors spaces include kale, mint, coriander, jade, bamboo and snake plants.
2. Natural light
Regular exposure to UV light encourages production of Vitamin D which has been shown to elevate levels of serotonin in the body making us feel happier and more content.
3. Workplace dining
Studies are suggesting that employees who don’t talk about topics other than work may have poorer mental health than those who do. Supporting healthy eating initiatives can give workers something positive to talk about over the lunch or tea break.
4. Get blending
Green smoothies are full of antioxidants and nutrients that support cognition. They are also a healthy way to get through the afternoon sugar slump. A nutrient blender could be the perfect addition to the office kitchen.
5. Encourage volunteering
One guaranteed way to increase productivity in your office is to create a sense of purpose and belonging. Encourage and enable employees to contribute in the community, or to a charity. Offer to pay for time off to volunteer during working hours, or match charitable donations if possible. It is a fantastic way to develop organisational pride and boost employee morale.