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Definition of an office

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Definition of an office. An office is a place or a room set aside in an organization for performing clerical and administrative duties. It is the centre of all clerical activities in an organization or establishment. Clerical and administrative duties can simply be referral to as: Written work Record keeping Receiving and giving information etc.   The office is regarded as the centre point of business organization and clerical activities where different administrative jobs such as keeping records and files, dispatching mail and receiving information in form of letters, telex, telegrams, memoranda, and telephone calls are carried out. Examples of offices in a business organization are: Reception office Manager’s office Directors’ office Secretary’s office Accountant’s office Examples of offices in a school environment are: School staff room Bursar’s office Principal’s office   Types of an office The type of an office depends on the size of the organization. There are… Read More »THE OFFICE- TYPES, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

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