London: Want to be happy and productive at work? Keep a plant next to your computer.

“Green” offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than “lean” designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.

It found that enriching a “lean” office with plants could increase productivity by 15 percent reports IANS.

“Investing in landscaping the office with plants will pay off through an increase in office workers’ quality of life and productivity,” said Marlon Nieuwenhuis from Cardiff University’s school of psychology.

Researchers examined the impact of “lean” and “green” offices on staff’s perceptions.

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