A ‘green office’ is one that has a considerable amount of plants and green areas, usually with every employee being in visible distance of a plant. A ‘lean office’ is one that is bare and minimal, keeping any spare space available and empty for expansion and other unforeseen uses.
Studies have shown that staff feel happier and more productive in green office spaces. This may be because they feel that their employer cares for them by creating an interesting environment for them to work in.
Google's Dublin offices have an entire floor called the ‘green floor’ which contains plants.
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