|Creative Visions Feng Shui
||The Media Edition
What follows is an edited version from the Forbes.com site of May 29, 2007:
Byline: Miriam Marcus: "You're in the office with endless e-mails, voice messages and employees all vying for your time and attention. No one would deny that being the boss is stressful. But many believe there's a way to curb office stress and stay mentally healthy by creating an atmosphere of calm when everything around you is hectic. It's called Feng Shui.
This ancient Chinese philosophy, the idea that people can and should live harmoniously with their surrounding environment, was once cast off as borderline voodoo. But recent trends indicate that among top executives, Feng Shui is on the rise, and CEOs like Dirk Moler of Get Logistics, a transportation broker based in Billings, Mont., are considering the potential benefits for their business.
"The crazy thing about Feng Shui is that I don't know if it was the right business timing for increased profits, the right time of year or the result of good Feng Shui, but it all happened at the same time, and I attribute at least some of that success to Feng Shui." . . .
By manipulating a physical workspace in subtle ways, such as color choice, furniture arrangement and the use of natural building materials, Feng Shui can increase employee productivity, amplify profits by attracting more customers, cut down on office politicking and build a better corporate reputation, according to certified Feng Shui consultant Kartar Diamond of Feng Shui Solutions in Los Angeles.
"It's hard to give specifics about tangible benefits," admits Kevin Rosen, founder and CEO of CAFM Solutions, a facilities management company based in Las Vegas. However, he says, "we've definitely seen our company grow since Kartar made her suggestions. Harmony and energy in our office has been enhanced, and in discussion with customers, our staff is friendly and cohesive. We credit Feng Shui with some of that."
* * * If you're curious, let me know and I'll refer you to some of the businesses I've helped and what it's done for them. And the fee is a deduction the same as any consultant's fee. Of course what you do or don't do is going to heavily affect the results.