Can simple things like flowers help your bottom line? They may or may not. There may not be scientific proof that such a correlation exists, but chances are, the presence of flowers in the workplace can produce more positive effects than negative effects. That’s why flowers are so important as Mother’s Day or Valentines Day gifts — they represent love, affection, and appreciation.
Now, it may not be important to remind workers that love and affection are proper staples in the workplace. But the symbolism invoked by flowers can be a very positive influence on the workplace.
An example? Sure.
The wife of the founder of one of the leading breweries in the world took a liking to flowers. She loved them so much and the “good feeling” about having them prominently displayed that she began bringing flowers to work every day. It didn’t end there. The company eventually built an onsite greenhouse, and homegrown flowers became a staple in the workplace every day. Does it help company morale? Chances are, it does.
And happy employees make a happy and productive workplace.