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The big return to the office?

Written by: phs Greenleaf

phs Greenleaf has been providing planting and landscaping services to businesses for over 25 years, including indoor and outdoor plants, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance and Christmas trees and decorations.

The workplace looks a little different to how it did a couple of years ago. Before the pandemic, heading into the office was the norm, but now, thanks to better technology and changing work practices, hybrid working is here to stay.  

Hybrid working gives employees flexibility, but many businesses are also keen to ensure their teams spend at least some of their time in the office each week.

1 in 4 workers now work a hybrid work week, and that looks set to grow over the coming years. To help facilitate this, businesses need to take a closer look at their office spaces and find ways to make them more appealing to ensure hybrid working is a success and employees enjoy better health and wellbeing when in the office.

Stephen Dieppe, Managing Director of phs Greenleaf, which has been supplying office planting for over 20 years, shares his top tips.

Carefully created office spaces are essential to the wellbeing of staff

Research consistently shows that the physical environment has a profound impact on employee wellbeing and performance. A well-designed office space can reduce stress, enhance focus, and improve overall job satisfaction. Recognising the importance of staff wellbeing is a key factor in creating a positive and productive workplace.

The right office space can also have an impact on attracting top talent to your business or organisation. Job seekers are being more selective about where they work these days, and the workplace itself can have a big impact on whether a candidate chooses to accept a job offer, or look elsewhere.

Designing your office fit out to create a better environment for your teams

To achieve a successful office fit-out that caters to the needs of your teams, consider the following elements:

Consider the different aspects of office life

When designing your office space, you should evaluate the various aspects of office life, including individual workspaces, meeting rooms, communal areas, and break spaces. Each plays a unique role in fostering collaboration, concentration, and relaxation. You can make different areas look different, changing up the décor, furniture, plants and more to provide some separation and give each space a clear meaning or purpose.

Consult your staff

It’s important to engage your employees in the design process. Gather feedback on their preferences and requirements, ensuring that the new office layout reflects the diverse needs of your team.

Focus on an environment that promotes health and wellbeing

Prioritise features that contribute to a healthy workplace, such as ergonomic furniture, ample natural light, and good air quality – renting office plants can help with this. A focus on employee health not only enhances wellbeing but also boosts productivity.

Make it suitable for hybrid working

Acknowledge the prevalence of hybrid working and design your office to accommodate both in-person and remote collaboration. Ensure that technology is seamlessly integrated to support virtual meetings and collaborative tools. Now that we have a better understanding of remote meetings, it can make it much easier to accommodate suitable spaces and help ensure everyone feels connected.

Incorporate plants and greenery into your décor

Introduce green elements into your office design by incorporating plants and greenery. The option to rent office plants is a simple way to transform your space, and you can benefit from maintenance services to help them look their best. Not only do plants and flowers enhance the aesthetics of your workplace, but they also contribute to improved air quality and a sense of connection with nature.

Keep things flexible

Design a flexible workspace that can adapt to changing needs. Incorporate modular furniture and versatile layouts that accommodate different work styles and preferences.

Transform your space by renting office plants

Consider renting office plants as a cost-effective way to enhance your workspace. Plants not only bring a touch of nature indoors but also contribute to a positive and calming atmosphere. Whether you choose office plant hire services or you want an artificial flower design, there are different options available to suit your needs and budget.

Office plant hire with phs Greenleaf

Conducting a spatial audit of your workplace can help you make the most of it, ensuring a more positive office space for your employees, as well as making better use of your workplace for your business. To help you with your office refit, why not add some green into the mix?

phs Greenleaf specialise in supplying office plants to businesses across a range of industries, helping them become a more attractive and welcoming space. Its expert design teams are on hand to help you create the right look for your workplace at the right budget.

phs Greenleaf also provides planting services including indoor and outdoor plants, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance and Christmas trees and decorations.

Part of the phs Group, phs Greenleaf supplies over 8,000 customers in a range of sectors with high quality horticultural services. phs Greenleaf holds a Royal Warrant – the mark of recognition for those who have supplied goods and services to the royal household for at least five years. Since 2010, phs Greenleaf has held a Royal Warrant for the installation and maintenance of plant displays in Buckingham Palace.

As well as supplying and installing everything from potted plants to live trees, phs Greenleaf’s experienced and knowledgeable team also conduct regular maintenance visits on site to tend to the plants installed.


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