Creating a Healthy Work Space: Part 2 – The Power Seat in the Room
Position yourself in what is known as the ‘power seat’ of the room. This is the position that when you are seated you have a clear view of the entrance door to the room and also of the view out of the window if possible.
The location of the power seat is usually positioned diagonally across from the door into the room or else directly opposite the door so that you are facing towards people as they enter the room. This position also ensures you are seated with your back to a wall and with a clear view of everything around you. This is a protected position and is recommended for instinctive survival reasons i.e. you can quickly and easily defend yourself should you come under attack. This is why you should not sit with your back to a door or you cannot feel secure or concentrate properly and you will constantly feel you need to check what may come from behind you.
The power seat helps you to concentrate better, think clearly, make decisions with relative ease, become more ambitious, and therefore take full charge of your own destiny. It is the position where all the energies can be harnessed and used for the betterment of your career and therefore your finances.
Being seated with your back to a wall helps you to feel supported by your colleagues and get support from management and the boss. In turn this support will work towards ensuring that you are recognised for your hard work and efforts and considered for opportunities and promotions at work. It is also important that we feel supported and appreciated so that we can willingly do our best at work, feel less stressed and be a pleasure to work with.
Next week read my next blog in this series, Part 3 – Your Desk and Chair and Ergonomics