The Green Stuff

The Green Stuff

THE MOST TOXIC spaces to work in, reckons Dr. Chris Knight and his fellow psychologists at Exeter University, is devoid of pictures and greenery.

“If you put an ant into a ‘lean’ jam jar or a gorilla in a zoo into a ‘lean’ cage – they’re miserable beasties,” he said.  “People in ‘lean’ environments are no different,” he added.

The ten-year study concludes that workers perform better when plants are added to the work environment – one per square metre ideally – memory and other tests improved considerably. (NOTE TO SELF:  remember to water editor’s cactus on way out tonight).

John Fisher

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