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Feng Shui and The Business Environment

By Jennifer Chang
Feng Shui is using the art of placement and intention to harmonize living environments, but it is also often used in working environments. Many offices have used feng shui to make their businesses more profitable. Banks, restaurants, and corporations in Asia and the U.S. consult feng shui experts before building as well as after they begin business.
The Chinese believe that the fortunes of an entire company rests on the good sitting of its manager or president. That being said, a feng shui consultant starts with the manager’s office. The manager’s desk should sit in the most commanding position to enforce and assert authority over his/her employees. Authority generally stems from the corner office farthest from the entrance.
Ch’i is affected by computers; computers can be good, stimulating to the office, raising both wisdom and knowledge. However, the computer worker should face the door, never having their back to the door. If nothing can be done about this, they need a mirror facing the door, so that they can see who is entering. In a store or restaurant the cash register should be positioned to give the cashier a good view of the door.
When the entry way to an office faces traffic, a mirror should be placed facing the traffic. The mirror repels the negative flow of Ch’i coming towards the building. The flow of
Ch’i is best thought of as meandering down a pathway that easy to walk through; there should be a clear open passageway and no clutter. This should also be kept in mind when arranging furniture. Sharp edges cut through Ch’i. Whether on desks or walls, sharp edges should be covered with plants or material to soften the flow.
All five elements need to be used inside an office space, to harmonize existing Ch’i and bring forward new Ch’i. The five elements are wood, fire, earth, water and metal. When all of these elements are applied, harmony will be felt not only by the employees, but by the customers too. This will make the office softer and more pleasant to be in.
Colors can set the tone in a working environment as well. The use of the correct colors can improve the productivity in a business, the relationships between workers, and attract and inspire clients to frequent an establishment which in turn helps to increase revenues. Certain colors are particularly effective and appropriate for specific businesses.
Feng Shui may sound mystical but think of one of your own experiences. How do you feel when you walk into a day spa? Starbucks? Have you ever walked into a building or office and you immediately feel relaxed, peaceful and welcomed? That is Feng Shui.
Reference:
1. Interior Design with Feng Shui, Sarah Rossbach, 1987 by the Penguin Group
For more infor, contact Jennifer Chang, specializing in Feng Shui for working and living environments, at (775)530-7100 or email her at Jennifer@secretconnection.net.

By Jennifer Chang |

Feng Shui is using the art of placement and intention to harmonize living environments, but it is also often used in working environments. Many offices have used feng shui to make their businesses more profitable. Banks, restaurants, and corporations in Asia and the U.S. consult feng shui experts before building as well as after they begin business.

The Chinese believe that the fortunes of an entire company rests on the good sitting of its manager or president. That being said, a feng shui consultant starts with the manager’s office. The manager’s desk should sit in the most commanding position to enforce and assert authority over his/her employees. Authority generally stems from the corner office farthest from the entrance.

Ch’i is affected by computers; computers can be good, stimulating to the office, raising both wisdom and knowledge. However, the computer worker should face the door, never having their back to the door. If nothing can be done about this, they need a mirror facing the door, so that they can see who is entering. In a store or restaurant the cash register should be positioned to give the cashier a good view of the door.

When the entry way to an office faces traffic, a mirror should be placed facing the traffic. The mirror repels the negative flow of Ch’i coming towards the building. The flow of

Ch’i is best thought of as meandering down a pathway that easy to walk through; there should be a clear open passageway and no clutter. This should also be kept in mind when arranging furniture. Sharp edges cut through Ch’i. Whether on desks or walls, sharp edges should be covered with plants or material to soften the flow.

All five elements need to be used inside an office space, to harmonize existing Ch’i and bring forward new Ch’i. The five elements are wood, fire, earth, water and metal. When all of these elements are applied, harmony will be felt not only by the employees, but by the customers too. This will make the office softer and more pleasant to be in.

Colors can set the tone in a working environment as well. The use of the correct colors can improve the productivity in a business, the relationships between workers, and attract and inspire clients to frequent an establishment which in turn helps to increase revenues. Certain colors are particularly effective and appropriate for specific businesses.

Feng Shui may sound mystical but think of one of your own experiences. How do you feel when you walk into a day spa? Starbucks? Have you ever walked into a building or office and you immediately feel relaxed, peaceful and welcomed? That is Feng Shui.

Reference:

1. Interior Design with Feng Shui, Sarah Rossbach, 1987 by the Penguin Group

For more infor, contact Jennifer Chang, specializing in Feng Shui for working and living environments, at (775)530-7100 or email her at Jennifer@secretconnection.net.