Your office space is as important as your place of residence. People spend most of their day at their desks, working away on their computers and delivering to deadlines. Your workstation is a place where you work in order to realize your dreams. Every decision you take, every move you make, determines your future. Therefore, it is very important to design your office in a way that promotes better livelihood for you. Your office must harness Sheng Qi and allow it to reward you with success and prosperity. Hence, here are some do’s and don’ts to Feng Shui your office and enhance productivity at work.
Feng Shui Office – Layouts to Avoid:
- Avoid placing your desk in a way that your back faces the doorway. Your back must not face the door while you work. It leads to insecurity and discomfort. It is important to be able to see people who enter your cabin. Also, it is important to have open space in the front and not at the back. Open space in the front fosters creativity.
Similarly, your back should not be exposed to a window or a balcony. Apart from the reasons stated above, the incoming day light will cause a glare on your computer screen.
- Your desk must not be placed on the same wall as the doorway. In this situation, you are hit by direct flow of Qi. This causes lack of concentration and mental fatigue. Further, your desk should not be positioned between a window and a door, two doors, or two windows. This creates a wind tunnel. A wind tunnel is a Shar. Such a wind tunnel is bound to cause disturbance and lack of concentration.
- The office desk should never be placed at an angle. It is important to have a solid wall at your back. The solid wall resembles The Black Turtle and is known to provide stability and support.
In addition to these, it is best to avoid working under beams. False ceilings and beams surely make the office look more elegant. But these beams cause a ripple effect with the Qi. This will affect you negatively.
Feng Shui Office – Favorable Layouts:
Below are the most favorable office layouts. Your back must be supported by a wall which is close enough to make you feel stable and secure. Also, you must be able to see who enters your office area. There must be open space in the front. There should be a healthy distance between you and the windows and doors. The office must be well lit and your desk must be free of clutter. Diagrammatically, the favorable office layouts can be represented as follows:
These are the basic thumb rules used while designing a Feng Shui Office. It must be noted that this is not all. Several other factors like your Gua number, favorable directions, sector of your cabin or workstation, etc. need to be considered before arriving at the best office layout for you. Hence, it is advisable to consult a Feng Shui practitioner before making any changes to your office area.