Businesses adorn their spaces with indoor plants for many different reasons. For example, a hotel may want to place inviting palms in their lobby so that guests are greeted by vibrant foliage. In an office, plants may be used to provide employees with a connection to nature while they spend countless hours indoors working. Recent studies have confirmed the long held beliefs that the addition of plants can improve employee productivity and workplace satisfaction.
There are other more obvious reasons why plants are so often found indoors: the inherent beauty of plant life and the sweet smells they provide in the instance of fresh floral displays. Here at Ambius, we often educate our customers about the tenets of Biophila (the concept that humanity has an innate need to be connected to nature). How many hours do you spend indoors as oppose to outdoors? If you’re anything like the average American, you spend 90% or more of your time indoors. Read More
A new study by researchers from the universities of Cardiff, Exeter, Queensland and Groningen was published this month found that productivity can be increased by 15% in offices featuring “lean” designs by the addition of plant life. The researchers conducted the study in an office in the Netherlands and an office in the UK for multiple months. With the addition of plants in their offices, study participants completed tasks faster without comprising their quality of work.
Since the study was first published by the American Psychological Association, news media outlets such as Time, Huffington Post and The Guardian have featured stories about plants and productivity helping to raise public consciousness of the true impact plants can make in office settings. Lead researcher, Marlon Nieuwenhuis of Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, said: “Our research suggests that investing in landscaping the office with plants will pay off through an increase in office workers’ quality of life and productivity.” In addition to the productivity benefits, the study also found that participants experienced a 40% increase in workplace satisfaction. Read More
A well decorated and lit tree is one of the most important parts of a successful holiday decoration for your business. These trees help give off a feeling of immense joy among everyone who looks at them. At Ambius, our designers spend months designing and installing these trees so that they are perfect for your customers and employees. For our designers, the holiday season is a year round process as they gather their inspiration for the next holiday.
In the spirit of the holidays and all things Christmas trees, we bring to you the Top 10 Holiday Trees of the World. Read More
It is almost that time! We at Ambius can almost feel the snow and hear the sounds of the holiday season. We are more than halfway to the holiday season, so it is time to make your list and check it twice about how you are going to decorate your business for the season!
The holiday season is busy enough, leave it to Ambius to make holiday magic come to life and inspire awe and wonder. At Ambius, the holiday season is one of our designers’ favorite times of year because they are able to use their creative prowess to help create a winter wonderland in your office or business. Holiday decorations are one of the best ways to show your employees that you really care and value them. The positive impression of our designers will impress your customers and visitors with no effort on your part. Read More
Among all of the senses, scent is the most powerful trigger of emotion and memory. We are 100 times more likely to remember something we smell than what we see, hear, touch or taste. As a result, scent is a great tool businesses can use to increase sales and build their brand. From a retail standpoint, ambient scenting makes employees more helpful, while improving customer service perception. Additionally, studies have shown that scented stores are viewed as having higher quality when compared to non-scented stores.
Shoppers also see many benefits when shopping in stores featuring a pleasurable aroma, causing customers to spend significantly more. Ambius specifically formulates certain scents to appeal to different age groups and genders. We help our customers create customizable shopping experiences that are unique to their stores. To give you an idea of the different smells you could incorporate into your space, we put together a list of scents that have strong powers to elicit positive feelings and emotions. Read More