Why Feng Shui Matters in Your Office

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A lot of people believe in Feng Shui while others remain skeptical about it. Some don’t understand what it is really about.

According to wikipedia, Feng Shui is “a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing the human existence with the surrounding environment.” It is believed that when one applies the principles of Feng Shui then that person will benefit not only from good fortune but also inner peace. If it is applied in the office, it is said to increase productivity, promote harmony among employees and raise business profitability.

Donald Trump is one of the well-known celebrities who actually practices Feng Shui. The billionaire reportedly said that this practice has helped him in boosting his bank account. He has also said that he does not have to believe in it but he still does Feng Shui because it helped him to make money.

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and one of the richest in the world, is purportedly also a fan of Feng Shui. In fact, if you trace Feng Shui principles, you will see that his home’s location is at an ideal point. It is located in the hills where a mountain behind it offers protection and support. If you do more in-depth research, you will find out what else makes it an ideal location.

With celebrity figures like Gates and Trump practicing Feng Shui, it’s little wonder why other businesses are quick to do the same. If you want to practice Feng Shui in your office, you can do so by getting consulting experts or you can do it yourself through research. The first thing you can focus on is the desk. According to Feng Shui, the best shapes for your desk include rectangles or fan shapes. U-shaped desks or a rectangle that has sides that are curving slightly towards you are another ideal choice. If you don’t have a desk yet, you can browse for designs on sites that feature online galleries like United Furniture Industries.

Aside from the design of the desk, the position is the next thing that you should consider. The most ideal location for your desk should be the corner across the entrance. This position is said to be great for expanding business. In this place, you will be able to concentrate better and have more control when working. When choosing color choices for the office, look to Feng Shui to guide you. Green is said to be a good choice as it stands not only for growth but also development as well as career potential. Another ideal color would be black, which is said to stand for water. Traditionally, water is said to symbolize money. Putting in plants help in revitalizing your office through its living energy so it’s best to place a plant in a prominent spot in your office.

Practicing Feng Shui in the office is something that many people will remain skeptical about but when they start applying these principles, they’ll see a definite improvement, including increased business profits.


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