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Many of the considerations which relate to domestic feng shui and the feng shui of offices also apply to buildings which are used for industrial, commercial and other business purposes, but there are also some additional considerations, such as :-
- Although the building from which a business is controlled will exert the most influence, the individual administrative centres of subsidiaries, individual depots, shops etc. as well as the residences of the owner and chief officers will also influence the performance of the business or parts of it, e.g if the whole business is suffering, start to suspect the feng shui of HQ, if only one depot is suffering, start to suspect the feng shui of the depot..
- There is a need to match the quantity of the energy to the size of business. Large companies in large buildings need to be supplied with large amounts of energy, via large feeder roads to their buildings, and smaller companies need to be supplied with smaller amounts of energy via the smaller roads outside their more modest premises.
- The type of energy also needs to be matched to the type of company. For example just down the road from us is a concentration of fast food outlets which have all thrived there for years due in part to the fast moving Wood element energy supplied by the road, which feeds the Fire element of their businesses.
- The speed of the energy, both outside and inside needs to reflect the demands of the business. A restaurant for example will usually benefit from slow, lingering energy to encourage people to stay all evening and consume much alcohol, coffee etc. in addition to the main meal. A fast food outlet by contrast needs much faster moving energy, to serve customers quickly and encourage them to leave in order to make way for the next lot.
An easy way to assess how the Feng Shui of your premises is influencing your business is to notice the changes that occurred (particularly in the first two years) following changes to those premises such as; moving in, doing some building work, rearranging the layout and/or furniture etc.
Whilst in an ideal world we would each select the perfect site and design our buildings from scratch, it is far more common to operate out of rented or leased premises, where we have little or no authority to carry out structural work, or landscape the surroundings in the way in which we are often able in buildings which we own. Even so, much can be accomplished by judicious choice of colours for the decorations and/or furnishings and moving people, photographs, money, paperwork etc. into auspicious locations within the individual rooms and parts of the building as a whole.
It is also often possible to make small adjustments to the direction faced by doors, even in rented or leased premises, and these though deceptively small can have large benefits.
If there is anything you would like to know, please feel free to ask.