Sometimes, we all wish for a little bit more harmony in our workplace, and it can be very easy to achieve this by utilizing feng shui in your office workstation. This can actually help you to work more efficiently and be more productive – something your boss, no matter how skeptical, really should love! Use these basic guidelines to get you started:

  • Place your chair so that you can always see who is entering your office workstation space. Sitting with your back to the entrance allows visitors to surprise you, which can be disruptive and create a sense of insecurity.
  • Remove any “shars” (sharp objects) from your space, as this causes chi (energy) to become pricked and to not flow. A great example of this is scissors or a letter opener – put them into a drawer in your workstation.
  • You should emphasize the wood element in your office workstation as it signifies growth. Do this by choosing items that are yellow, cream or beige in colour.
  • Remove clutter and rubbish from your space. Whilst this has health advantages, removing clutter for feng shui can make it much easier to concentrate, as you don’t have to delve through the piles on your desk.
  • Invest in some plants that have rounded or pear-shaped leaves, as these represent wood and earth. Placed nearby to an office workstation, they can give computer-weary eyes a break.
  • Place chairs for your visitors to sit in so that they face the entrance to the space at least sideways. This will make them feel more comfortable and welcomed in your space.


As you can see, some simple rearranging can really bring about a huge change in the harmony of your office workstation. It can also improve your concentration, thereby encouraging you to work more efficiently and productively. Feng shui is great for use in any office space.