Feng Shui office

Following my BBC interview at Daily Politics http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06myl6j/daily-politics-30102015 (min 30:44) I would like to share with you some tips about What can Feng Shui do for your office and How you can Feng Shui your office.

What can Feng Shui do for your office?

Feng Shui, long before scientific studies, has shown how surroundings have a deep and profound impact on your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Since the daily working office hours makes up a big part of your day, improving the energy in your workspace will help you at work and through your life.

Applying the principles of Feng Shui can influence the way employees and clients think and act.

A Feng Shui work environment promote better employee interactions and decrease conflict.

Feng Shui can increase employee productivity, amplify profits in any sector, by attracting more customers.

How you can Feng Shui your office

By manipulating your workspace in subtle ways, such as: furniture arrangement, colour choice, position of the work desk, and activation of cardinal location.

By locating the CEO’s office and upper management offices, in the building, according to Feng Shui principles.

Good location with good direction

The first factor to look for is where you have good energy circulating within the external environment. So, make sure that the external environment is not hostile, affecting your business with negative Qi. The environment should support the business in any way. The building’s office front door should avoid facing sharp buildings, broken features and fast travelling roads. Doors should be facing what is called in Feng Shui a “Bright Hall” (a space in front of the building). The reason is because the “Bright Hall” allows to collect the Qi before it flows into the building.

Good energy flow

A successful office should have and abundance in natural light energy and smooth-flowing Qi energy. Meaning that on the outside, there should be a good flow of traffic and easily accessible.

On the inside, there should be clear, clean connections between the space and the rooms. Narrow and dark pathways are not only overly yin in nature, but also foster negative Qi, especially if they lead straight to a room door.

Orientation of Your Desk

The placement of your desk is one of the most important adjustments you can make.

If possible, place your desk directly opposite the front door of your office (If you don’t have a private office, try to orient your desk to face the main door).  Ideally, you should be able to see as much of the room as possible. This is called a “commanding position “According to the principles of Feng Shui, this arrangement offers protection and symbolizes you seeing opportunities as they come to you during your career.

Ideally, the office should have regular shape (preferably square or rectangle), natural lighting (at least one window), a solid door you can close, and a good position for your desk.

Also, your work desk should allowed you to face the direction that benefits your position and goals. You can obtain this direction by calculation of you Year of Birth.

Interested to find out your personal auspicious directions?
Send me your DOB and I will send you, free of charge, your positive directions.

Example: If your work involves dealing with people, sales, marketing or public relations activities, I suggest you use the Yan Nian (Longevity) direction as this direction promotes building relationships.

Sitting in the power position is a key element in a Feng Shui office. The person seated farthest from the entrance will have the most power. If you sit too close to the door, you will be distracted by daily/petty details. If you sit with your back to the door, you will suffer inauspiciously to office politics, backstabbing, etc.

If you have to share your office space with another, you should try to avoid sitting back to back. It is also best to avoid sitting face to face. Both positions tend to create conflict. If you cannot avoid sitting face to face, either stagger the desks or create a small barrier with a plant or other object.

Create room for Creativity

A clutter free and organized office allows space for new, refreshing energy and ideas.

Sharp edges create poison arrows which contribute to conditions such as irritability and discomfort. Use plants and materials to soften sharp edges and corners.

In a Feng Shui office you want to surround yourself with images and objects that keep you inspired, creative and productive. Choose furniture and accessories that speak to you of prosperity, abundance and success.

It is all about balance?

When the elements are in balance then your life is more likely to be in balance and you will have greater success in whatever you want to achieve.

Yin and yang balance is very important in Feng Shui and they represent feminine and masculine energies. An unbalance between the two extreme forces of yin and yang will result in stress.

Let’s s take an example: you worked in an overly yang environment with high ceilings, light colours, angular furniture and lots of natural light. Then, you would need to balance this overly yang environment with some yin energy. You might add curved or flowing shapes, darker colours, soft furniture and some window coverings.

In Feng Shui the elements are represented by wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. It is important that the elements are in balance.

 

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