Small business owners usually spend more time at the office than at home. Early mornings and late evenings are required in order to be successful in business. Let’s say you normally get to the office at 8:00 am and stay until 7:00 pm. Perhaps you go in to the office over the weekend for a few hours to get ahead of the game for the following week. As a maker of your own destiny, you are spending well over 60 hours per week in your office. This is why the arrangement of your office is so very important. A clean, organized space can clear the mind and promote creative thinking.
Applying the principles of Feng Shui to your small office space can make a huge difference to productivity levels. When surveying your work space, ask yourself the following questions: What is the first thing you see when you walk into your office? What is behind you when you sit at your desk? How much clutter is present? What colors are dominating the room? What do you see in front of you when you sit at your desk? What is the air quality like in your office? The answers to these questions will help you begin to identify things that could be shifted in order to create a balance in your work environment.
Feng Shui is the art of arranging your surroundings in a way that allows positive energies to flow freely. Certain furniture configurations can decrease stress levels. If you can’t control the arrangement of your office, you can focus on your desk or cubicle and how you arrange the work flow right in front of you. Experts suggest that you can create feelings of authority between you and people who visit your office by placing your desk in a commanding position. Feng Shui enthusiasts also incorporate elements such as wood, metal, water and earth into the design of their office such as a small aquarium or potted plants. If you are interested in applying the art of Feng Shui to your work space, begin by doing a bit of research online. This way you can tailor your design around ideas that suit you best.