Classical Chinese Feng Shui originally, was used by the ruling classes to order their civic world: in the design of city layouts, imperial palaces and individual buildings. One particular branch was used especially to position temples. This same system of feng shui dominated when choosing auspicious locations for graves.
Today its uses are a little more mundane. However, feng shui still has an important role to play in the finding of auspicious locations for buildings such as our homes, commercial premises and industrial plants.
Amongst the many benefits that can be gained by applying the principles of Classical Chinese feng shui into the design of new commercial buildings are:
Conversely, for buildings with poor feng shui, there are a myriad of effects which can be attributed to the feng shui.
- Specific design factors which enhance the overall smoothness of human relationships for those occupying the building. (Commercially, an example of this might be a company that has very high staff morale and consequently very low rates of staff turnover.)
- Specific design factors which enhance the health and general well being of human relationships for those occupying the building. (Commercially an example of this might be very low rates of staff absenteeism due to accident or illness.)
- Specific design factors which enhance the profitability of both individuals and businesses using the building. (An example might be of a company that not only is able to consistently generate good rates of turnover but is also able to maintain consistently good rates of profitability.
A simple list of such effects might include:
In addition there can be numerous factors which feng shui may trigger from time to time. They are not all immediately calamitous and may easily be overlooked when considering feng shui as a cause.
- A company that has high turnover but unexpectedly low rates of profitability.
- A company with a history of profitability but that has recently begun to perform poorly. (Sometimes this may follow a move from one building to another.)
- Companies that constantly have poor staff morale.
- Companies that have unexpectedly high rates of staff absenteeism through illness and accidents.
- Companies that cannot keep their staff.
Three simple examples are:
- Poor staff attention to detail and general lack of a good work ethic
- Burglaries and break-ins
- Unexpected arguments and conflict amongst people who are normally able to maintain harmonious relationships.