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Did you know that flowers and plants are scientifically proven to improve the dynamic in the workplace, whether in a corporate space or home office? Research shows that workers’ idea generation, creative performance and problem solving skills improve substantially in workplaces that include flowers and plants.

The great news is: It’s an easy way to spark creativity and boost morale. Interior designer Kelli Ellis and I recently partnered to provide tips and trends for using flowers to your advantage in the workplace. You’ll even find out which colors can help fight fatigue!

Have you ever worked in a place that had flowers in meeting rooms or offices? How did it make you feel?

For more tips and advice, visit aboutflowers.com/twominutetrends.

Trends: Office/Problem Solving - Photo Courtesy Society of American Florists

Trends: Office/Problem Solving - Photo Courtesy Society of American Florists

Trends: Office/Problem Solving - Photo Courtesy Society of American Florists

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One of my favorite TV shows is NBC’s The Office. It’s hard to believe April 28 is Steve Carrell’s final episode. This milestone event of Scranton Branch Manager Michael Scott (Carrell) leaving Dunder Mifflin, Inc., coincides with one of the country’s largest workplace observances.

Office Flowers & PlantsAdministrative Professionals Week is April 24-30, and Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 27. The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), the organization sponsoring the observance, recommends: “For Administrative Professionals Day 2011, we’re veering away from the traditional celebration of the day which is centered on administrative professionals. The recession has hit everyone in the office. Downsizing has forced all of us to pull together and work harder, not just the administrative professionals in the workplace. IAAP recognizes the hard work and sacrifice from everyone. This year, celebrate all office professionals.”

It’s important to express gratitude, especially to the people you work with each and every single day, such as the assistant who screens your calls and keeps you on schedule, the office manager who orders your coffee and supplies, the IT guy who configures your computer and restocks toner, and the staffer who cleans out the fridge and is always willing to pitch in and work late. Read More