Cost Justify Office Plants
An Investment NOT a Cost
Cost justify office plants using three different methods, they are:
- Cost justification, based on productivity gains
- Cost justification, based on reduced sick leave
- Cost justification, based on owning 11 plants.
Office plants (whether large or small) are easily affordable and justifiable.
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 – Cost Justify Office Plants, Based on Productivity Gains
Download the spreadsheet and plug in your own figures.
Method 2 – Cost Justify Office Plants, Based on Reduced Sick Leave
Download the spreadsheet and plug-in your own figures.
Method 3 – Cost Justify Office Plants, 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.