How To Feng Shui - Office
How To Feng Shui - Office
Sarach McAllister, founding director of Feng Shui agency gives some helpful tips on how to improve the atmosphere around the office space and the staff.
Hello, my name is Sarah McAllister. I'm the founding director of Feng Shui Agency and am delighted to give you some general tips, but please note that they are not a substitute a professional feng shui consultant's advice. It's really important to have an attractive reception space, particularly if you're welcoming the public into your office, but also if you're just welcoming your staff.
Because the first impressions really do count, so if a client comes into an attractive office space, they're going to immediately feel more at ease, than if they come into something that is perhaps a little gloomy, quite hostile, not very friendly, it's going to give a bad impression. Now, you don't exactly have to be a feng shui consultant to work that one out, but there are certain instructions that you can tap into your reception that will create a better atmosphere, okay, and those can be calculated with the feng shui compass. So clear signage is also very important for a business, clear way finding; there is nothing worse than turning up to a company and you're not sure where they are in the block of building that they're occupying.
A clear brand is really strong, as a statement of a reception. You could use the logo and position it in a good position; ideally above the eye line, because when we're looking upwards, we are inspired, as opposed to looking downwards, so don't put your logo on a low position or a floor mat. There's quite a few companies who put their logos on floor mats, but what's happening is just people are grinding dirt into their logo, okay.
We're talking on a symbolic level, here, but it's amazing how symbology can really impact the general psychology of a company. So good lighting is also really important for your staff. If you have a building that is in a basement, you really do need to have natural daylight, lighting, which mimics natural daylight up to ninety-seven percent.
If we're surrounded by reddish or yellowish traditional lighting it's really not good for our energy levels. You can purchase online quite, easily natural daylight desk lamps, natural daylight bulbs for the ceiling in all types of fittings and that is really, really, important. So in terms of directions, where you place people is really important, as well, so if you can place your boss, or a team of managers in the northwest of the office, that is conducive to benevolent authority.
If you can place the finance or the sales people in the southeast, that is the finance position, the wealth position, so it's more suited to the financial manager. It's also really important to realize an office space is not just about work. And if you can try to create a relaxation area for your staff, it will be a really wise investment, because people need a space where they can go and recharge.
So the reverse would be true, whereas the main office will want to be light and bright, you would use dimmer lighting, softer, lower, furniture that people can really relax in. Some offices even have creativity on; basketball nets and things like that, because when we play we're more creative. If we look at the feng shui again, we can see that the southeast is the wealth position, particularly for an office, which is striving for commercial success, we can place an aquarium, or a water fountain in the southeast, than that is really good for creating commercial success.
I would issue on warning though, you don't want to activate that on an auspicious day, because feng shui, is as much about timing, as it is about space. So do get in contact if you are considering the feng shui, the commercial space, or even a home space, because you really do need to know what you're doing when you activate water. Don't just go out and buy an aquarium and set it up.
You need to plan that quite wisely. In terms of staff communication, it's helpful to have the staff sitting with their backs protected by a wall and also so the staff are facing each other. In toda