FengShui Your Office: Do’s and Don’ts

What is FengShui?

FengShui translates to mean “wind” and “water”. It is a traditional art of living based on a philosophy strongly rooted in spirituality and Chinese history and ancient cultures. A more simple and modern definition ofFengShui, is the idea and practice of living in harmony with the natural world. Even though this practice is quite ancient, dating back to 4000 BC, it is widely used today and can be quite helpful when setting up your office architecture, design and arrangements.

Skeptical About FengShui?

If you are unsure about the possible benefits of practicing FengShui , try some of these techniques in your office and test out if they have a positive effect on the environment, staff, employees, guests, customers, sales, and productivity. Did you know that FengShui claims to be able to increase productivity, sales, and communication among employees all while reducing stress? It only takes a small change to try out FengShui in the office and can bring a great benefit, so it is worth a try.

FengShui DOs:

  • DO have a good balance of yin and yang when decorating your workspace. Balance light and dark colors, soft and hard surfaces, and smooth and rough textures in your choice of window treatments, furniture, and flooring.
  • DO sit in the corner farthest from the entrance to the room, facing the entrance to have a “command” position. Whenever possible have your back to a corner or a tall building behind you to symbolize the support of a “mountain” holding up your back.
  • DO put your computer in the North or West area of your office to enhance your creativity. Place the computer in the Southeast if you use it to generate income.
  • DO use plants and water to reduce stress in the environment, as long as they don’t create more clutter. Combine elements such as a fish tank with plants, or metal elements for a blended FengShui technique.

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