While your home reflects your peace and happiness in life, your office reflects your career and financial growth. Keeping in mind a few Vastu tips for offices can certainly enhance your productivity, career growth and finances.
Assuming you spend 8-10 hours a day in your office, it accounts to almost one-thirds of your life. Thus, it is of utmost importance that you design your office following the age old tenets of Vastu Shastra.
So why is Vastu important for your Office ?
Vastu is a doctrine which when followed wisely can bring in an influx of positivity and prosperity in your office space.
While it is ideal if one follows these principles at the times of construction, it is by no means difficult to follow them even in an existing office. And the best part is that you don’t need to move a single brick.
When it comes to Vastu for offices, one has to ensure the proper placement of cabins of key personnel, staff cubicles, pantry, toilets etc. Care also needs to be taken while designing the interiors which include sofas, chairs and tables, artwork, plants, lighting etc.
After all, the environment that people are surrounded by defines how efficiently they work. Unless the environment and the working conditions are perfect, people will not be able to work to their optimum potential leading to sub-par performance and profitability.
Her we mention some of the top Vastu tips you need to consider while buying or designing your office space:
Location of the Main Entrance
The location of the main entrance is one of the most important points to keep in mind while buying an office.
Entrances in different directions exert varied influences on the occupants and the overall growth of the business.
Ideally , it is best to choose the direction of the main entrance as per the main activities to be carried out in the office space.
For example, an office of a Law firm or a legal consultant should ideally have its main entrance towards the south direction.
This is because as per Vastu Shastra, lord Yama is the guardian of the South direction. He is known to be the ultimate authority for maintaining the law and order situation in the universe.
Also, south being a fire element zone gives strong argumentative skills to the occupants, a pre-requisite for lawyers.
Similarly an office where the main activity is that of accounting ( a Chartered account firm ) should ideally face the North direction. Lord Kuber, the ruler of the North direction keeps an account of all the wealth in the world.
Thus a North facing office for the activities related to financial accounting and matters related to money is best.
Cabins for the Directors / CEO /Chairman
The heads of any organisation are really the most important people responsible for the overall growth of their company. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that their cabins are designed in the right directions.
A cabin in south is considered to be apt for the head of the organisation. This is the direction which bestows power and control to the occupants. Placing the company head’s cabin in this direction will ensure that he /she always remains in control of the organisation and can delegate responsibilities efficiently.
Cabins / Cubicles for key personnel or staff members
The staff or the members of the office team are the people who make the office or company run smoothly. Therefore, their placement plays a key role in defining the success of any office.
Vastu lays certain rules and guidelines for the placement of various key personnel in the office. Positioning their seating in the recommended directions will not only increase their efficiency, but will also contribute to the company’s growth.
It is ideal to make the cabins / cubicles for the marketing team in the East. This is because East is the direction which helps us connect to the relevant people. And that’s precisely the main aim of the marketing team.
The best location of the sales team is in the South East direction. The fire elements dominates this direction and it will surely give them the zeal and passion to work hard and generate more sales.
Similarly, all other staff members of various departments should be placed following the rules of Vastu in order to achieve the best results.
Proper Natural Lighting for better health and efficiency
This is one aspect which is people mostly ignore in order to factor in the beauty and aesthetics of how an office looks like.
In today’s modern offices, there is a dearth of natural lighting. Even if there are a few windows available, they forever remain closed. Besides this, they are also covered with blinds for the air-conditioning to work efficiently.
This is causing serious health problems even to the younger generation. Besides causing mental challenges, the absence of natural lighting also leads to physical imbalances .
Yellow-tinted and fluorescent lights can make people feel fatigued and dull. They also become easily prone to migraines and other problems.
As per research, Compact Fluorescent light bulbs may cause skin damage.
The omnipresent LED bulbs (the more energy efficient choice) have their downsides as well. They flicker in a hard-to-perceive way that can be disruptive to our eyes and mind. They also contain lots of blue light that can cause eye damage.
Thus it is best to have as much natural light and ventilation as possible. This not only increases efficiency, but also takes care of the health of the occupants.
Placement of Generators and Inverters
A generator or an inverter has become an important possession with all the electricity troubles due to the burgeoning population.
It is equally important to have an inverter in the office and also place it well such that it does not hamper growth.
A generator / inverter is an electrical device which works as a back-up in case there is an electrical breakdown. Thus, you should ideally place it in the North-West portion of your office.
This will ensure timely support as and when your office or company needs it from any of its partners, clients or Government departments.
Placement of Important Documents and Client Files
The success of your office hugely depends on where you keep your important documents and files. These could be files which relate to your clients, you business or accounts.
It is even important to consider the colours you choose for your files.
West is one of the best directions to keep all your client related files and documents. This will ensure that you gain more business form those clients. It is best to buy Grey coloured files if you are keeping them in the West zone.
You should keep all your investment and property documents in the North-West corner of your office. They can either be white or grey in colour.
It is best to keep all marketing and advertising stationery and pamphlets between the North and North West directions. This will surely attract a lot of clients to your office. It will also ensure that your advertising campaigns generate more queries and business.
Add Green Plants and Water Bodies
Green plants are symbolic of growth. Besides helping your business grow and expand, they also bring in the much needed oxygen in cramped up offices.
With the increasing use of computers and mobiles, our eyes are constantly under a lot of stress these days. Taking a break from our screens and looking at the green plants will certainly soothe them.
Try to add a variety of green plants with broad leaves in your office. East is the most suitable direction for the placement of plants.
Also, adding a water body like a small fountain brings in a lot of fresh energy in your office. This is because moving water has a lot more energy than stagnant water.
North and North East are the most suitable directions for placing a fountain. It will surely adds fresh energy to the office environment. Besides this, it also ensures an inflow of new business opportunities due to the active energy of water element.
Your office is more than just a working place for you. It is also a place where you spend almost one thirds of your waking time.
Thus, you must design you office interior in a way that it makes you work better, feel better and stay healthy.
Following the above Vastu rules can make your office a vibrant and healthy space to work.