Energy and the Workplace

example of energy patterns might present in a business
example of energy patterns might present in a business

Have you ever worked for a business where when you started, things were smooth, happy and the people you worked with were a cohesive team and then seemingly out of nowhere you realised that there was a dramatically high turn over of staff, high level of sick days and no matter the team that was put together, they were never quite “gelling” correctly? It could be an energetic imbalance.

Working with energy is an everyday thing for almost every person. Every single day, we interact with other people and are often analysing these people from an energetic perspective, whether we know it consciously or not. For example, we’ve all been in the presence of someone who just feels “untrustworthy” or on the flip side, just instantly makes you feel calm and relaxed. This is energy at work (It’s also much more than that, but I’m trying to keep this simple for now).

Every single day, we’re on the phone, travelling on trams and trains, photocopying, printing, typing on a computer. Each of these items affects our personal energy fields due to the electrical signals they emit.

From a physiology perspective, everything we do is controlled and enabled by electrical signals running through our body via our nervous system, which of course is electricity or energy.

Our body conducts electricity. When you shuffle across carpet in your slippers (most slippers), you build up static electricity. So your body holds that built up electromagnetic energy and when you touch a conduit (another person, piece of metal etc), it releases that energy into what we call a “zap” or a “static shock”.

So if we find ourselves taking on energy that has no outlet, grounding or form of balancing out, the result is the same. The energy builds up until we produce a static shock / powerful output of energy. Sometimes, this output doesn’t happen and tends to circulate in our body causing fatigue, headaches and eventually other health issues (the same can be said for stress).

Have you noticed that when you’re tired and run down at work, you think “hey, let’s go on a holiday!” and off you go to a tropical island or a remote rainforest or bush land and you almost instantly feel recharged? That’s because out in these spaces, you’ll find that the atmosphere has more negative ions. Negative ions have a positive effect on our energy field and electrical system. The Positive ions emitted from sources like air-conditioning, computers, printers etc can effect our body’s electrical system and disturb it’s natural balance when we’re exposed to them for long periods of time, resulting in fatigue, lower immune system function, headaches and more (otherwise known as ‘Sick Building Syndrome’).

This is why getting out and about for a walk at break times can be so refreshing and why indoor plants are currently the “in thing” for improving indoor air quality.

But there’s more to energies in the office than purely electrical.

Think about Geopathic Stress, which literally means suffering or disease of the earth. It includes things like waterways and Ley lines plus power lines, train lines etc. Think about the ancient art of Feng Shui. People’s personal belief systems and personal issues also have the ability to alter the over all health and wellbeing of themselves and their team, even their desk. If someone leaves the company under less than happy circumstances, do you ‘cleanse’ or clean the desk in any way shape or form of it’s energetic patterns?

There are many products out there that can assist by producing negative ions, such as ionizers and plants. There are many Feng Shui cures available these days and lots of alternative ways of looking at these energies and how they interact in your business. However, unless you know for a fact that you’re being affected, in what way you’re being affected, the best way to get results for you and your team or where the best place is to put this “correction”, you might be missing out on the best possible return on your investment (both human and financial).

Consider for a moment the layout of your workspace:

Who sits where?
Are they close to the printer room?
Are they on a main thoroughfare or walk way?
Are they near a window?
Are they under an air vent?

Now have a look at the sick leave register for each workstation occupant.

Which desk has had the highest number of sick days over the last 12 months?
Which desk has the “lowest” energy or more negative views?
Which desk has had the highest turnover of team members?
Which desk has the most health and get up and go?
Who is your best performer?

Once you know where the key issues are, you’ll need to address each desk appropriately. What might be Geopathic stress for one desk, might be a personal issue for another or an energetic reaction to a workstation that hasn’t been appropriately cleansed for a new employee.

The key here is to become aware of these elements and be open-minded when looking at the patterns of your workplace. You might be pleasantly surprised that your team and business can be transformed into a cohesive unit with a simple correction of energy.


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