If you follow the philosophy of feng shui, everything is alive, connected, and changing. We create balance in our environment, which impacts our lives and our energy levels. You can bring this balance into your office, forming a space that enhances your productivity and creativity and, perhaps most importantly, simply feels good to be in.
When designing individual work spaces, consider the best layout for efficiency. You will want all the important things to be within easy reach and within eyesight. Likewise, it’s important to have a desk and chair that are comfortable and supportive.
Make the space your own.
The most easy and inexpensive trick to creating an office that inspires creativity is allowing everyone to make the space their own in some way. Employees should be able to bring in personal affects so long as they are not offensive to others. Photos, knickknacks, and even pets can help you feel more comfortable at work.
Zone your office like you would a city.
Consider zoning areas, similar to what city planners are tasked with when they design areas within a neighborhood. Depending on what your business is all about, you might want a waiting area, a quiet work area, a place for meetings, and even a spot to gather round for idle chit chat during breaks or other downtime.
Bring the outdoors in to your office.
To help people to feel relaxed during well-deserved breaks, consider a green area for relaxation or even for play. You can fill a nook with indoor plants if you are not blessed with an outside space. If you do have a bit of green outdoors, fill it with furniture that people will want to sit in. Some tables might also allow for a great spot to eat lunch.
Lastly, if you need a bit of inspiration, here are a few office spaces worth checking out. If you work from home, here are ways to create balance within the comfort of your own abode. Share your own feng shui tips below.