Practical Feng Shui for the Office
Practical Feng Shui for the Office:
Finding Your Individual Balance in the Workplace
by Kathryn Wilking
“I have met with so many people in the last few years who apologize for their office.
Apologize? For what?
Well, a lot of them are embarrassed. They don’t really like their workspace.
The problem is in the flow, the routine and the organization of their work.
Feng shui can help you with all of these things. A feng shui office will give you a balanced flow of energy so you can accomplish the tasks of the day. The goal is to make your time more productive and more functional.
The purpose of this book is to take the mystery out of feng shui and show you how practical it really is.
Feng shui can give you guidance to become more aware of your surroundings and to find the proper balance in your life.” ~ Kathryn
Using the Five-Element Theory, Kathryn Wilking presents a practical view of feng shui concepts and takes you through the steps in setting up your physical workspace – from choosing office furniture and décor to desk placement and seating arrangements.
She then shows you how, by taking a simple Personal Element Profile quiz, you can determine your dominant element, and the elements of those around you.
This will help you understand yourself and others, in order to assemble your best team to create a successful, organized and productive work environment.
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Sneak Peak: The Command Position
One of the first things to consider in the office is the placement of the desk and other furniture. Regardless of whether you have an entire room designated as your office or simply a closet or cubicle, you will need to find the Command Position.
This would be the best spot to place your desk in order to see the whole room and the doorway, yet not be in direct alignment with the doorway. In your Command Position, you should feel comfortable and relaxed. If you feel good sitting at your desk, it is a good indication that you are on the right track. You may not feel like a success right away, but you will enjoy the process of becoming successful in the future.
The Command Position and its complexities refer back to an ancient Chinese model, as explained in Appendix A. When you find your Command Position, you automatically become safe (your back is protected), you have control (have your sight lines defined) and you are out of the way of distractions.
Things to think about when setting up your work area in the Command Position:
- When you sit with your back to a door or open space, your subconscious could be wondering what is going on behind your back. Try to get creative with your desk arrangement so you can see the door from your desk.
- If you cannot find a Command Position that faces the door, consider placing a small mirror (purse-size or convex) discreetly on your desk to face the doorway. This way, if someone’s shadow crosses the light behind you, there will be no surprise. (Avoid having the mirror reflecting directly on your actual work. This could give you the impression that you have even more work to complete.)
- If possible, you will want to avoid sitting with a window behind you. The window is clear and fragile and will not give you grounding or support for your back. A curtain in a light fabric or a screen divider should be considered to make you feel more secure.
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