I think it’s safe to say that mostly women are reading this post. Women are reading to figure out how to get the men in their lives to send flowers.
So, here’s the gist.
1. Flowers make the giver happy. The act of giving flowers elicits a
real smile (as opposed to a fake, oh-that-was-nice smile) more often than other gifts of similar cost, according to research from
Jeannette Haviliand-Jones , psychologist at Rutgers University. And men are conditioned to react very positively to a real smile.
2. People think you are smarter if you’re a guy who gives flowers. That’s right. Send the flowers to your significant others workplace. Science says that people will perceive you as having higher emotional intelligence than your peers . Next step: Start milking your significant other’s network of contacts since they are already impressed with you.
3. Your will be a better manager. Men give flowers at work, too. Not every bouquet means I love you. Some bouquets mean, “Get the project done on time or we’re screwed.” Give flowers during crunch time because flowers and plants at the workplace increase productivity. This seems like a good time to link to the post about when I got flowers from Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com. They definitely made me more productive.