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ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF OFFICE
Advantages & Disadvantages
More privacy whilst working or if discussing confidential issues with
Cellular A quieter working place with few distractions.
Office Rooms can be locked, which provides security for documents and
personal items when office is not in use.
Not as much space.
No communication if help is needed.
It is more difficult to supervise staff when they are not easily seen.
More space in the building is taken up to provide an office.
Easier to supervise staff and see who is doing what.
Communication is made easier because there are fewer barriers to
Open Plan overcome.
Office Easier to organise centralised services (e.g. reprographics)
The layout of the office can be altered with ease if more working
space is needed.
Open plan is often noisier which means more distractions.
Less security and no lockable doors between working areas. Although
filing cabinets are often used as partitions can provide some secure
means of storage.
Lighting, heating can not be changed to suit different people like it
would be in a cellular office.
Managers may be unhappy with not having their own office and may
feel due to their status, that they deserve one.
Staff with specialised skills can be grouped together to provide more
Centralised No need to provide expensive equipment in all areas when a few could
Office just be centrally placed.
Staff may not achieve the same level of personal contact when
working in a centralised office area, which may reduce efficiency.
Work could be duplicated due to lack of communication.
Centralised services may not be immediately available to staff.