Spring Floral Arrangement - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCIA perfect opportunity to show gratitude toward your staff is during Administrative Professionals Week (APW), held annually during the last full week in April, and  Administrative Professionals Day held the Wednesday of that week. This year, APW is April 20-26. It is one of the largest workplace observances, outside of employee birthdays and major holidays, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. There are lots of ways to say thank you and recognize accomplishments and contributions. One way is to send flowers or plants.

Vertical Floral Arrangement - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCI


Research from Texas A&M University reveals that people whose workplace environments include flowers and plants demonstrate more creativity and generate better ideas. The researchers credit the benefits to the boost in moods that flowers and plants inspire. Whenever a floral delivery is made to an office, the recipient feels special and they enjoy a little time in the spotlight. 

Not sure what to send? Your local florist will have ideas, but here are a few considerations: Choose a floral arrangement that is stable and will not fall over since water, paper and electronics do not play well together.

Dish Garden - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCIKeep in mind that desktop real estate is precious. A floral arrangement can be designed taller for impact while conserving desk space.

Plants make perfect thank-you gifts, too. A traditional dish garden is always welcome. Terrariums are trendy and your florist can design them in stylish glass, or create some fun with the addition of a little garden gnome.

Terrarium - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCIYour local florist can help you choose the perfect gift to say, “I really could not do it without you.”

How does your office celebrate Administrative Professionals Week? Have you ever received flowers?