Flash! Houseplants make workers 40% more productive.
This according to researchers at the University of Exeter (England)--in a study done at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Plants make people feel more productive and creative, they found. They boost staff well-being.
But was it the plants--or allowing the workers to design their own work space including plants?
Creativity was up 45% if people designed their own workplace.
Yes, there have also been studies showing that plants help hospital patients with their pain and anxiety.
Plants can also cut down on bacteria in the air. NASA confirms this for its confined spaces.
And, yes, having them around can reduce sick days. In schools--they supposedly boost learning potential.
So, what do you think? Would a nice houseplant help you get promoted? Your call.