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Feng shui your firm: How feng shui affects BD in Greater China

Ben Rigby and Ben Lewis discuss why law firms in Greater China are using feng shui to design their offices

16 August 2012

The modern elements of law firm office design are enhanced productivity, reduced costs, increased flexibility and greater creativity, while supporting cultural change. Asian ?law firms – and lawyers – are no exception to this, yet their design imperatives are also subject to ancient philosophies like feng shui.

Western views might suggest that the true potential of feng shui has been trivialised by popular misconceptions about trinkets, charms and symbolic remedies. Its adherents suggest it can have positive benefits that can be delivered very effectively in removing unbeneficial chi, ?or negative energy. Detractors suggest it can do more harm than good in complicating design. Others go with ?the flow, chi or no chi.

With an increasing number of international...

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