Although the office place is highly symbolic of Western ways of thinking, adding a little Eastern philosophy and metaphysical practice into your work environment can also bring about positive energy and encourage success. And who doesn’t want success in the office environment? For the amount of time spent in the office it only makes sense to make it as comfortable and nurturing as possible. There’s no need to change your religion or political viewpoint to follow some simple Feng Shui 101 steps. For some tips on how to achieve a more harmonious energy in the office space, check out this article.
If you’re lucky enough to work in a modern building, it’s very likely the quality of the air was considered even before construction began. But if air quality is a concern in your office, simply adding some indoor plants is a good start. Not only will they help filter the air by taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, they’ll help moderate humidity levels, diffuse electromagnetic fields and increase visual stimulation. Encourage your employees to bring in a favourite plant and you’ll see immediate office-wide results.
Feng Shui Backing
One of the principles of feng shui is to have a strong, supportive backing that acts as protection. This could mean orienting your desk so that you have a solid wall behind you rather than an open bookshelf. Having a single piece of strong artwork such as a mountaintop or tree behind you is much better than a clutter of smaller pieces. Strong backing leads to higher energy levels.
Just because you don’t have a window in your office, doesn’t mean you can’t compensate for it. Simply improving the lighting quality by adding at least different levels of light can boost your strength and vitality. If possible, full spectrum light is ideal. This will imitate the natural light that would enter your office if you had a window.
If you have the ability to move your desk around, you can optimize for better energy with its orientation. Finding the command position is a pillar of feng shui. You should be able to see the door from a distance, but not be in direct line with it. This is more about commanding your own energy rather than others by allowing you to deal with anything that comes into your world.