Office Plants Cost Justification
Office Plants: An Investment NOT a Cost
Office plants (whether large or small) are easily affordable. We have chosen three different methods to justify an investment in indoor plant services, they are:
- Justification, based on productivity gains
- Justification, based on reduced sick leave
- Justification, based on owning 11 plants.
It’s all about investing in your human resources to: improve employee attitude, increase staff retention and to add value to your triple bottom line.
Good employee attitude and retention is simply a reflection on the employer.
Making the environment a pleasant place to work by investing in plants is one way an employer can look after office staff.
Plants Are Important
We have noticed that when offices are reorganised, staff claim the closest plant and take is with them to their new location.
Studies in America and Australia are showing amazing results in regard to how the plants effect employee attitude and retention.
One study shows a 12% productivity improvement in computer based trials when indoor plants are present.
Method 1 - Justification, Based on Productivity Gains
Download the spreadsheet and plug in your own figures.
Method 2 - Justification, Based on Reduced Sick Leave
Download the spreadsheet and plug-in your own figures.
Method 3 - Justification, Based on Owning 11 Plants
Where as all they probably achieve is:
sorry-looking plants and dusty containers,
wasting someones time, when they could be better employed and
downgrading their corporate image.
The cost of maintaining your own plants is close to the cost of hiring them BUT a lot less trouble.
In an office of 10 staff, productivity gains of $60,000 can be achieved therefore the cost is really an investment in your staff.