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Definition[edit]

The Free Dictionary says an office is A place in which business, clerical, or professional activities are conducted.

Should this be incorporated in the article ?

Sanjiv swarup (talk) 05:26, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

AS NO OBJECTION RECD _ am inserting to the article Sanjiv swarup (talk) 03:02, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

No, a) because it's a dictionary definition, b) because it doesn't appear to be under a free licence and is therefore a copyvio, and c) because the article already says this. Marnanel (talk) 19:31, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

can we archive this sub section ? Sanjiv swarup (talk) 10:12, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

More Please ?[edit]

I would very much like to see some building statistics in this article, such as tallest buildings; oldest buildings; et cetera. --Therealhrw 20:56, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

This is an article about the office and not about buildings. Such information should be in Skyscrapers or in superlative buildings themselves, like the Vehicle Assembly Building. --AlainV 21:36, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

The first picture is quite small, enlarged, maybe someone could take a better picture?

  • Agreed, that is a terrible image. I can't even tell that it is of an office. - Steve
  • You might be watching this article there right now!!

I feel we can use this picture.
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Dhoomady (talk) 09:45, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I feel this image is more clear & suitable for this article. 59.183.42.232 (talk) 09:59, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Office building, Office complex and Commercial building[edit]

"Office building" redirects to "Office", yet the commenter above who wanted more info on buildings was told to look elsewhere and that this wasn't an article about buildings. "Office complex" was started by a spammer just so he could have something to stick his link in; it's little more than a stub. "Commercial building" is even more pitiful -- it's just a 22-word stub (that is if "etc." counts as a word).

I came across "Office complex" while cleaning up spam. I went looking for something to merge it into and didn't find much. Anyone have any ideas? Perhaps "Office building" needs its own article now? --A. B. (talk) 02:44, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Section "See also "[edit]

The topics covered here may be grouped into sections Sanjiv swarup (talk) 05:21, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I agreed, because the topics like factory, warehouse are related to physical office and the topics like Online office, office manager are related to virtual office. 59.183.26.122 (talk) 06:56, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

I should say that its a wise idea to segregate the See Also section into several further sections as it would narrow our focus on link that we are looking for. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.92.138.194 (talk) 15:19, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Office Culture[edit]

Working in Office can be both rich and varied experience.There are wide range of people whom you work with-a wide range of personalities,cultures,experiences.There is a challenge of being highly organised-figuring out priorities,which task to do first,which one can wait.There are the deadlines,the pressures,the conflicts,the new skills to learn,the old ones to hone and update.but many technological changes have redefined office like Letters don't have to be retyped,only corrected on screen,Pulling out files to find a piece of information isn't necessary,computer can do the searching for information in fraction of seconds.Jain puneet (talk) 11:05, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

What have you pasted this here for ? Do you have any aim ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanjiv swarup (talkcontribs) 04:42, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

suggestion for entry for inclusion into "See Also"[edit]

Suggested for entry for inclusion into "See Also" = Online Office Sanjiv swarup (talk) 15:35, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Grades[edit]

Can anyone shed any light about what is meant by a "Grade 'A' Office". Thanks in advance. Rawclaw (talk) 10:19, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

References[edit]

reg

References

Adams, Scott. What do you call a sociopath in a cubicle? (answer, a coworker) Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Pub., 2002.

I sugest deletion

reason = inappropriate .

Sanjiv swarup (talk) 10:53, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

The Office[edit]

On a recent episode of The Office, michael declares that there is no wikipedia article on "Office Robbery Statistics" and yet, here it is, in a section under this article. lol.

Everything Inane (talk) 17:54, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Check the history, it was added yesterday. IMHO (talk) 19:21, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Office theft[edit]

I came upon the second Office Robbery article before it got deleted. I agree that there is a place for the topic and I really don't think the article should have been deleted. But, starting as a section here is not a bad idea, at least until it can be cleaned up. Along those lines, some things to work on:

  1. Using robbery as the title is way too sensational, and also deceptive and confusing. Though one of your sources does discuss robbery specifically, the first paragraph, and probably the greater focus issue, is about employee theft. If there's no force, or threats of force, there's no robbery. For this reason, I changed the name of the section. Specific subsections might be appropriate if more info on each class of crime comes up, but that need not be the case.
  2. Clean up the use of sources. For instance, the Ohio statistics IS about robbery, but the article entry doesn't make that clear. I also read that article, and using percentages isn't useful. Sure, 44% of equipment stolen/targetted in a robbery is office equipment, but equipment only makes up 10% (going by memory) of all items stolen. Possibly skewing it the other way is the fact that "documents" is a separate category, and I believe securities might be as well. Those sound like the type of items that would be targetted for a robbery specifically from an office, but there's no breakdown for those. In short, without original research, that citation is lacking.
  3. Imrpove sources. The first one is good enough. The second one is a sound source, but note the above. The third however is way too questionable. Answers.com pulls has it's own produced articles, but also acts as a wiki, and it's not clear which the dictionary entry is. It's really a poor source. Current sources aside, non-web sources would improve things dramatically. I'm sure that at least the petty theft stuff has come up in various topical magazines as well as news paper articles. It may take some hunting, but it's out there.
  4. For now, the whole last paragraph is worded poorly. It should be fixed.

19:21, 25 October 2008 (UTC). Correct sig, IMHO (talk) 23:12, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

The Janitorial Store[edit]

Regarding the recent removal of the grading system based on the belief that the only source is a janitor supply co, see http://www.thejanitorialstore.com/public/34.cfm

The history does talk about the specific businesses that the Co-founders ran/run, but as the last paragraph shows, this site is not their business site, but a community site for professionals in the janitorial bussiness:

The Janitorial Store is a community for owners of small commercial cleaning companies that is designed to allow you to share your knowledge, ask questions, participate in tele-seminars, find training programs designed for the smaller company, and so much more!

Now more sources would be nice, but the current citation appears reliable for what it is used for. IMHO (talk) 00:30, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Offices in Popular Culture section?[edit]

Does this article really need an "Offices in Popular Culture" section? I propose to remove it.  dmyersturnbull talk 03:16, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

American terms[edit]

Both "Mom and Pop shop" and "White collar worker" are cheifly North American phrases. I suggest more international terms such as: "Family run business" and "Office worker" are used. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.9.184.44 (talk) 18:48, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Etymology?[edit]

Originally office meant 'service', how did this notion turn out to mean a room?

Check etymonline entry for [office] — Goudron (talk) 07:40, 7 January 2012 (UTC)