One of my favorite business Feng Shui clients is expanding her office (yay!) and will finally have the space for a proper conference room.
So the question arose: What’s the best Feng Shui shape for an office conference table?
After the CEO’s desk, a conference table is one of the most important — and expensive — pieces of furniture in any office.
The table needs to make it as easy as possible for colleagues to gather and work through the sometimes difficult issues that drive the business forward.
The best Feng Shui shape for a conference table is one that makes decision-making easy: an oval or rectangle shape with rounded corners, which serve a few Feng Shui purposes:
- The rounded corners reduce the chance of damaging “poison arrows“ being pointed at meeting participants.
- Oval and round shapes reduce the risk that hierarchy will dominate, instead inviting an open flow of communication.
- Curves and circles represent the Metal element that is most closely associated with business success.
- And rounded shapes improve Chi and traffic flow throughout the conference room.
A circular conference table is best if the office is on the small side.
And the worst shape I’ve seen? The huge, sharp-pointed triangular table in the boardroom of a company I once worked at, whose atmosphere was one of friction and dissonance, every single day.
No surprise there, from a Feng Shui point of view!
(Photo credit: sairafurniture.com)