Clearing Your Path to Success
One of the benefits of feng shui is that it can be used to create pathways. In this sense, it can be a new road map to guide your thinking and your work habits up the ladder to career success.
Office Survival Plan: This plan works because it limits potential for clutter. You can use the bookcases behind your chair, from where you can see the door, yet are not directly facing it (1). The desk's guest chair is in the desk's wealth/health segment (2). Guest seating in the helpful people corner facilitates easy conversation (3), and the single armchair still has a good view of the door (4).
For example, don't clutter the career bagua area of both your desk and your entire office with furniture, books, and piles of files. This will literally bury your career—and it will be a huge red flag to your supervisor, especially come promotion time. As a rule of feng shui in business, you never want to create negative energy that hinders your own path to prosperity—and it's political suicide in the workplace to be known as a clutter magnet.
Also, you should keep the helpful people area of your bagua open to mentoring possibilities. The clearer you keep this area, the more open you obviously are to coaching, mentoring, or inspiration from your colleagues. The more cluttered the helpful people section of your desk or office is, the louder you're telegraphing how closed you are to suggestion, coaching, or ideas from others. Though these messages come across on a subliminal, unconscious level, you should realize that the more closed you seem to input from others, the less of a chance you'll have to move ahead when opportunity knocks. Remember that part of mindfulness is remaining open to the flow of new ideas. Show respect to your colleagues by keeping your helpful people area open for positive exchanges.