Introducing Scents to the Workplace for Productivity …
Have you ever thought of introducing fresh scents to your workplace? Although most employers never really think about it, studies show that introducing fresh scents to the workplace helps boost employee morale and productivity.
The fresh scents also create a positive impression on your clients, a reason you might want to add this to your to-do list. If you have been looking for a way to make your workplace more appealing and comfortable, airing it regularly and using different fresheners and diffusers might be just what you need.
Introducing scents to the workplace is one thing; picking the best ones for productivity is another. That said, you should take time to identify the right scents for your workplace. Of course, several factors must be considered when choosing these scents. This is because some scents may work well in your car or at home, but not so much so in the workplace. These scents will directly influence the employees and clients, a reason you need something they all can/will appreciate. Here are however the top 3 natural scents you can never go wrong with.
Lemon in the Office
Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh lemons? Lemon scents have long been used to create a sense of fresh air in various applications and come in handy in workplaces. According to research, fresh lemon scents help boost concentration, leading to improved productivity at work. Studies have shown that more than 54% of typists and personal assistants made fewer mistakes and typing errors when exposed to lemon scents than those that didn’t. It is also worth noting that the sharp but inviting lemon scent makes your business likable as it is often associated with vibrancy and freshness. These are the very characteristics you want your business/company to have.
Coffee in the Office
We all love our morning cup of coffee. Did you know the fresh aroma of brewed coffee stimulates increased mental function and concentration? In a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology in 2018, introducing coffee-like scents to the workplace can help boost your employee’s analytical reasoning and fast action on crucial matters. The aroma also triggers increased alertness and performance, one of the few factors essential for making split-second decisions. Introducing coffee scents to the workplace can thus contribute to increased productivity with minimal errors.
Jasmine in the Office
While lemon and coffee scents are good for promoting productivity and alertness, you can also try the more mild but more effective floral jasmine scents. Jasmine is one of the most preferred scents in the corporate world, especially where a lot of mental work is involved. This is because jasmine is known to contain properties that positively affect brain waves and mood, making it much easier to fight mental fatigue and drowsiness. Jasmine, like lemon, introduces an element of freshness to the workplace, another reason you should consider submitting it to your office or workplace.
A fresh-scented office is considerably more comfortable and attractive than a blunt one. Coupled with proper airflow, these scents will make your workplace more relaxing while encouraging increased productivity. These scents are readily available and quite affordable too.
If you are in the GTA contact us here at Green Clean Office Maintenance and speak with our professionals for help identifying the best scents to introduce to your workplace.
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