IMAGE OF ORNAMENTAL PLANTS IN WORK ENVIRONMENTS AND THEIR EFFECT ON EMPLOYEES

Anca Mariana Husti, Ioana Ciobanu, Raluca Cicevan, Ioana Neacsu, Maria Cantor

Abstract


Introducing elements of nature in indoors has many benefits on employees, due to the fact that people spent most of their time in enclosed spaces, such as offices. Integrating ornamental plants into indoor environments can be considered a health promotion tool, a low-cost and an effective method for increasing commitment to nature in a world largely urbanized. For this study a questionnaire was developed and applied in a unit in Cluj-Napoca with administrative purposes and with cross-disciplinary activities to determine employees’ perceptions on the image and the effects of plants in the workplace. Questionnaire ’Image of plants in the workplace and employees comfort at work’ with 34 direct and concise questions and demographic data reported results that support the hypothesis that plants in workspace presents sanogenetic characters. Thus, it appears that employees would like to have more plants in the workplace (97%) because provide a sense of relaxation (97%), change the work environment making it similar with space from home (98 %), cheer up the image of an office (99%) and give a sense of relief (98%). Approximately 98% of respondents believe that ornamental plants raises work motivation.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/arspa.v95i3-4.11808



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