Join our team!
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join Green Team Interiors for the festive period! If you have questions, please feel free to get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org 01730 890111Find out more
This is a rather different blog to the ones that we usually produce, it is a little more serious and we’ll keep references to plants to an absolute minimum.
We would like to talk about the anxiety that many people are feeling at the prospect of returning to a workplace environment, and what steps we can all take to understand and help those most affected.
Why are people anxious?
Anxiety has no regard for status and its causes are many and various. It might be a result of a genuine fear of becoming ill, being expected to join in and act ‘normal’, attend meetings, talk to new colleagues or embrace different working conditions.
It might be something as simple as what to wear, and in saying ‘simple’ we’ve highlighted perhaps the nastiest trick that anxiety plays, what might seem trivial to some can be a real issue for others.
A recent study in the USA, published in Forbes, it was found that younger employees, those under the age of 25, were among the most anxious about the prospect of returning to workplace.
So, anxiety doesn’t ask your age, or to see your bank balance, it does not respect status and there is no such thing as ‘simple’.
What are the signs of anxiety in the workplace?
Well, as we’ve said already, it’s a rotten condition so of course, the signs vary but among the most common are : irritability, avoiding friends and social situations, loss of concentration, crying, change in appetite, loss of interest in work and trouble maintaining focus, apprehension, indecisiveness, absenteeism, poor time keeping, as well as physical signs such as sweating or an upset tummy.
What can we do to help ourselves?
Keeping a log of when and where you feel most anxious can help, firstly by providing a task that can be ‘easily’ undertaken, second as a record of stressful situations that can perhaps be either avoided or worked around, and finally as a positive step that we can take straight away.
It really helps to know that you are doing something positive.
This positive attitude can also be achieved with a healthy diet, cutting down on alcohol and caffeine intake, and exercising.
Just to know that you are in control of something is hugely beneficial.
Getting the right amount of sleep is top of the list for most experts on the subject. Of course you’re sleeping too much or too little because you’re anxious, so suggesting this as a ‘cure’ is a bit like telling someone with a broken leg to just stop feeling the pain.
There are lots of apps, classes, on-line workshops and therapist that can help with sleep, it is important but don’t stress yourself if it doesn’t happen straight away.
Communicate with others, don’t be afraid to be honest if somebody asks how you’re feeling, a candid response of ‘not brilliant’ might just help you and the person you’re talking to.
Be organised, this sounds a bit wishy washy but it goes back to taking control and will reduce the stress associated with being unprepared.
What can we do to help others?
We would love to just say ‘be kind’ but that’s a little too trite. Of course be kind, but also be patient, be compassionate and be the person you would want to meet if you were struggling.
Perhaps a random act of kindness might really help, a small gift… we hear that plants make great gifts (oh come on, over 600 words and we’ve barely mentioned plants).
Ps. if you’d like to read more about the benefits of plants and interior landscaping on mental and physical wellbeing, there are lots of blogs to explore here
If you would like to chat to one of our team about the possibility of having some plants in your workplace, please call or email, we’ll be delighted to help.
01730 890111 email@example.com
Recently, we attended the Plants at Work, Leaf Awards, a ceremony that recognises the finest work from designer and maintenance teams from across the UK.Find out more
Any chef, or cook will tell you that a couple of bay leaves are absolutely essential for stews, sauces and casseroles, but it is extremely rare to find a single person that can tell you what they actually taste of.…Find out more
We don’t sell plants ‘by the yard’, but we are pragmatic enough to appreciate that sometimes, our customers need something a little bit different from us.Find out more
Join our team! We are looking for a part time Accounts Assistant to join Green Team Interiors in Petersfield, Hampshire!Find out more
Moss walls, the workplace plant craze that shows no sign of slowing downFind out more
June 22nd marks World Rainforest Day, an event celebrated around the world aimed at highlighting the importance of rainforests and raising awareness of these most vital natural resources. You might be surprised to learn that one particular place, the stunning…Find out more
We are looking for a Tropical Plant Maintainer to join Green Team Interiors!Find out more
Whisper it, but it seems like spring is well and truly upon us, and what a season it is.Find out more
Today is International Interior Landscaper Day, and while we accept that the occasion perhaps lacks some of the impact associated with Christmas Jumper Day, Red Nose Day and International Talk Like a Pirate Day, to us it is rather a…Find out more
The theme of International Women’s Day 2023 is ‘Equity’, and it brought to mind this quote ‘’Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything that you can’’. There are variations of the saying, but I…Find out more
A recent feature on Radio 4 told of the renaissance that some towns are experiencing thanks to the ‘extended weekend’, with more people than ever choosing to limit their office time to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Many businesses had thought…Find out more
From misleading product packaging and unsubstantiated claims, all the way through to telling downright fibs, businesses of all shapes and sizes are being called out for ‘Greenwashing’. High profile lawsuits and some pretty embarrassing apologies hit the headlines every now…Find out more
Reasons to be Cheerful! Let’s be honest, for many people January is a rotten month. Post-festive blues are real, in fact we post a blog every year about Blue Monday, the weather doesn’t help and neither does the national news!…Find out more
We love writing blogs, often taking it in turns to come up with ideas for content. We cover everything from why elephants being scared of bees is great news for African farmers to biophilia and car boot sales, while our…Find out more
Has Somebody Flicked a Switch? Most years we slip gently between the seasons here at Green Team Interiors HQ in leafy Hampshire (as we are obliged to call it), an area not usually known for dramatic transformations, with spring melting…Find out more
Well, let me begin by saying that we are ‘refreshing’ our existing website, not having a new one built, ours is three years old now and received wisdom indicates that it’s time to make some changes. So what? The majority…Find out more
Forgive me for channelling my inner Edwin Starr (I sometimes think I need some more up to date cultural references, perhaps I should start listening to more Ariana Grande?) Anyway, notwithstanding my tastes in music, Green Team Interiors have traditionally…Find out more
It’s an old joke, a play on words based on the Latin expression ‘tempus fugit’, meaning ‘time flies’ and the attraction of the fruit fly, or Drosophila melanogaster, to bananas, the edible herb, Latin name Musaacuminata. Having just read all…Find out more
We offer a starting salary of £18,525 per annum, annual profit share bonus and workplace pension.Find out more
While we don’t claim to have a unique perspective, the fact that we visit so many workplaces in all sorts of industries, we certainly do have a very good overview of ‘what’s new in ’22’. The word we hear over…Find out more
Every day is a school day #485, Woodpeckers For the past couple of weeks, we have been hearing the gentle, rhythmic tapping of a woodpecker in the coppice directly behind the Green Team Interiors HQ, here in beautiful Hampshire. Obviously,…Find out more
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Break the Bias, and here at Green Team Interiors we are delighted and proud to show our support. Imagining a gender equal world really isn’t that difficult, perhaps the hardest part is thinking…Find out more
In his poem ‘Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass’ our Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage tells the tale of a man, as the title of the poem suggests, using a chainsaw to cut down pampas grass. The brutal machine making short work…Find out more
Hooray for January There is a temptation to dismiss the early months of the new year as dull, grey or even depressing. Christmas is behind us, for many it’s a return to work and then just when they are least…Find out more
After a busy 6 weeks of installing trees and decorations in workplaces across the south east, you might be forgiven for thinking that everyone at Green Team Interiors might be a little jaded at the thought of Christmas? Not a…Find out more
Let’s raise the roof this time, because there are at least two really good reasons for doing a bit of self-congratulatory, good old fashioned crowing.Find out more
Fall into Autumn The last of the summer sun left us in September, and while we may still enjoy a few rays, the heat wanes and the expression ‘watery sunlight’ will be uttered by TV weather forecasters and the more…Find out more
We write a lot about how lucky we are to be able to work in such a beautiful part of the world, here at our Steep Marsh HQ in the heart of what we have to refer to as ‘leafy…Find out more
You will of course be aware that cultural references made in any workplace can often miss the mark, too contemporary and the, ahem, more mature team members raise an eyebrow, while any mention of any event pre 1990 is greeted…Find out more
How a chance conversation developed into an idea that is taking the University of Surrey by storm. Back in 2018 Green Team Interiors were lucky enough to sponsor an event and talk at the Guildford Book Festival, the book was…Find out more
Fractals occur naturally and they are typified by the quality of ‘self-similarity’, in short, a small piece looks exactly the same as a big piece, it’s just a scaled down version. They are important, in fact they can be really…Find out more
‘It’s the most Wonderful Time of the Year’ Far be it from us to argue with the legend that was Mr Andy Williams, or indeed any of the wonderful singers that have performed the song over the years (it was…Find out more
The links between green plants and mental wellbeing are firmly established in fact, and we have written extensively about the effectiveness of plants in easing stress, improving concentration and reducing anxiety. These effects are dramatically evident in the workplace, and…Find out more
We’ve compiled this helpful factsheet – the Top 10 Air Purifying Plants!Find out more
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and like most good businesses we posted a supportive message on our social media pages, here it is : Today is #InternationalWomensDay. Women are at the heart of Green Team Interiors and we wouldn’t be…Find out more
With the news that a number of towns and cities in the UK are introducing circles of blossoming trees to their urban landscapes, we take a look at what might be in store for many more of us in the…Find out more
As plant people we see the remarkable every day, as nature adapts and finds a way.Find out more
There are only so many ways that we can describe 2020. Without recourse to indelicate language or a heavy reliance on euphemistic phrases, it suffices to say that it was ‘unprecedented’.Find out more
Get in touch.
We'll arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements and assess the site.
We'll design you a scheme and submit a proposal.
If you are happy with our proposal, we'll start the installation process.