The addition of outdoor landscape elements like a patio, water feature, or plant display can have a variety of benefits that will help you and your employees have a much more enjoyable experience in the workplace. They can help increase productivity and employee retention, as well as give your clients a great first impression of your business. In this blog we will be going over a few different options for outdoor landscape features as well as the unique benefits they will bring to the table.
Patios are a great aspect to include on your property as they add many benefits both in terms of dollars and employee enjoyment. Just a few of the many benefits a patio brings include:
The first and arguably most important benefit of adding a patio to your workplace is that it will act as a common place where employees come together. People will gravitate to the patio to have lunch, work outdoors, or even hold meetings. This means new connections and relationships will be established amongst your employees. The benefits to having a well connected employee base are numerous and deserve a separate blog, and a patio will help you achieve that just by being there.
Whether you own the property your business operates on or rent it out to other businesses, a patio is a great way to quickly increase the value of your property. Potential buyers look for things like a patio due to the value they provide, and are willing to pay extra for that value. Even if you don’t plan on selling or leasing to a new business anytime soon, you are still able to enjoy the patio while it helps your property gain an upper hand to similar properties on the market.
Unlike many other outdoor features, a patio is something that you can usually get away with “setting and forgetting”. Meaning the maintenance requirements for a patio are just about zero. Other than making sure it is kept neat and tidy, there is nothing that you will have to do to ensure it stays in good condition. This means you can reap the benefits it provides with little to no effort needed after the initial set up.
Water features bring an amazing presence to your property and come with a variety of benefits for you and your employees to enjoy. Some of these benefits include:
In the summer months water features attract a variety of different animals to them. Frogs, birds, and many other animals will want to stop by and hang out which provides entertainment as well as a sense of peace to your property. Increased wildlife at the workplace can help with employee morale, enjoyment, and the overall happiness of your workers. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about the animals in your area, which can be a very interesting and eye opening experience for many.
Especially in urban settings, it is often difficult to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet with the sounds of nature in the background. However, with a water feature, you can turn any area of your property into a little oasis for your employees to enjoy during their break, lunch, or while they work. This may not seem like much, but the impact it will have on your employees' enjoyment in the workplace will be huge. This means less employee turnover, increases in productivity, and more money coming in for your business.
With the increased sounds of nature comes a decrease in any other sounds that may be present. In urban areas, the sounds of the city like horns, people yelling, and cars driving by will all be somewhat drowned out by the sounds of your water feature. These sounds can be very distracting for your employees so drowning them out and replacing them with more peaceful sounds can have massive impacts on your employees well being and performance.
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