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How to Feng Shui your Cubicle?

Symbols / July 21, 2020

Cubicle feng shui is a powerful way to transform your work environment into a place that nurtures creativity, abundance, happiness, and well-being.

"An office environment can nourish and support the human spirit as much as it can deny and suppress it. If our offices are humane, loving, and sacred, then what is produced in those offices will have a sense of humanity and integrity... The act of turning the places where we work into places that we love, can transform our own lives, and will in turn positively affect the lives of everyone around us." –Denise Linn

Unfortunately, most cubicle environments have bad feng shui and are downright inhumane! They isolate the employees without giving them any real privacy, they create barriers without shelter, they feel like a rat’s maze, the colors are usually drab and dreary, and often times there is limited access to sunlight. Not to mention the negative feng shui influences like poison arrows, stagnant chi, and improper desk and chair placement.

Follow these guidelines to create great cubicle feng shui:

  • Rearrange your work area so that you are in the command position.
  • De-clutter.
  • Clean.
  • Add plants.
  • Bring in task lighting.
  • Balance and harmonize your cubicle.
  • Make it your own.
This is a great example of cubicle feng shui except the person can't see the door. This person should place a mirror by her monitor so that she may see anyone approaching from behind.

Rearrange your work area so that you are in the command position.

If possible, rearrange your work area so that you can at least get a glimpse of the door. If you can’t, then add a mirror so that you can see people coming up from behind. You cannot control what you cannot see. If you have your back to the door you may be “vulnerable to attack” on an energetic level, you may feel anxious, you will lack authority and you may even miss opportunities.