Thursday, March 13, 2008

Office Feng-Shui

Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing Heaven and Earth in order to improve ones Qi. The actually meaning of the words 'feng shui' is "wind-water".Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water.

Nowadays the practice and teaching of feng-shui is focusing mainly on placing objects and furniture in an environment to achieve energy flow and harmony. Applications in choosing a place to live, burial site, or agriculture are not for a joke, though a tiny bit farfetched. Advocates claim feng-shui affect health, wealth and personal relationships while critics consider it a pseudoscience.

If you belong to the later group you confuse me why you keep on reading these lines, but if you are or want to become a believer I have a few easy and interesting tips on how to create a balanced working environment which if you believe it strongly enough you may actually lay your hands on the promotion you so eagerly trying to get.

So lets get busy. Start by obtaining a clear view of the office entrance creating a sense of security and enabling concentration. A clear view of the door will also help you spot career opportunities that you'd otherwise miss. Now, if that appears to be problematic there are ways to deal with it like mirrors reflecting the entrance or pictures of roads and rivers but in practise they sound ridiculous. Just try not to face a wall, as it could result in a dead-end job and you will be allright.
Avoid piling up things on the floor, they will keep you stuck in the past and will make meeting targets and deadlines or finishing projects more difficult. Clutter will bring dangerous disruption to the Qi flow so be ware!!! Keep it tidy, store regularly used supplies in your reach and short your papers out frequently getting rid of unnecessary staff.

Get started with the above and when you hit that promotion I will update you further in order to "nick" your Managing Director's position. Down the bottom though, don't those tips sound a bit like your mother's advice on how to keep your room tidy?