Whether you are interested in Feng Shui or not as an individual, it has become a popular practice within the workplace. The idea might sound foreign to you but yes, office Feng Shui offers what some might refer to as, harmony within the environment.

The ancient Chinese art of arranging one’s space has been used in various homes and businesses around the world. Today, the idea of office Feng Shui however is used for space optimisation purposes and of course visual attraction. In fact, you might not notice it but there is a chance that your office space resembles the basic rules of this Chinese Practice. Over the years, interior designers have started implementing basic Feng Shui rules into their practices, in order to create a space that is as functional as possible.

  • De-clutter every room (create shelving and storage space)
  • Avoid sharp lines and corners (round corners are not as aggressive)
  • Position furniture correctly (must not restrict free passage through a room)
  • Separate work and resting areas (all work material should be kept out of areas of relaxation)
  • Make prompt repairs (damage restricts the flow of positive energy)
  • Display plants or flowers (natural positivity)
Although these are just some of the basic rules of Feng Shui, they are commonly practiced amoungst interior designers. As a business, your office space is not only the space in which you meet with clients, it is the space in which your business is run. With surroundings having a huge influence on productivity, it only makes sense that many businesses are adopting office Feng Shui practices to improve the layout and appearance of their business.

Interested in trying out office Feng Shui?

Of course, there is no need to jump into the deep end and start practicing office Feng Shui religiously. However, if your office space needs a tweak here or there, it might not be such a bad idea to try out a couple of things. Who knows, you might just see a huge improvement in employee’s attitudes and the general energy within your business space.

Office Feng Shui Tips

  • Position desks facing doors
  • Place plants or mirrors in irregular shaped rooms
  • Improve your lighting (full spectrum lights or table lamps)
  • Improve air quality (buy a few plants)
  • Invest in a water fountain
  • Repaint with colours that reflect fire, earth, metal, water or wood

Office Feng Shui might not be everyone’s cup of tea however the basic principles allow for a pleasant environment that does not restrict employees or clients in any way. Let us know what you think…

Office Feng Shui: Your cup of tea?