The environment we live in can have a significant impact on our lives and our emotions. Nowhere is this more important than in the workplace. Fortunately, the power of a positive office space is something which employers have begun to pick up on in recent years. Gone are the days of grey, drab offices.
You don’t need to hire an expensive feng shui expert to help you get the most from your own office space. Here, we take a look at a few simple things you can do to get things moving in the right direction.
Open up space
One of the primary rules of feng shui is to create open spaces. It should be an easy task to walk from one side of your office to the other, free from obstacles and lengthy routes. Hemming desks in close to one another can create a claustrophobic environment, which is unlikely to sit well with employees.
Whether it’s at work or at home, there are few things more distracting than clutter. It’s a good idea to invest in storage solutions in order to get the things you do need to keep out of site. When it comes to waste, it’s absolutely essential that it is kept out of sight. Bringing a waste compactor into your office will not only cut down on the aesthetic impact which waste has on your office, but it will also lower your carbon footprint.
Bringing plants into the office is not only a great way to liven the place up visually, it can also work wonders for the air in your office. This can be particularly effective in large offices, or during the winter time when opening the windows can get expensive.
Don’t be too work centric
Good feng shui is supposed to make everyone in the workplace feel relaxed. For this reason, it can make sense to incorporate some items into the workplace which aren’t related to work. These could be fun, or simply relaxing.
How far you go with this is up to you, but anything is a good start. Whether you start by creating a comfortable space in which people can rest during their time off, or go all the way and create a games room which employees can use whenever they’re lacking inspiration or motivation, this is up to you.