An office is generally a room where administrative work is done. The word is derived from the Latin word "Officium". The main purpose of the office is to provide the employees with a good and comfortable area where they can sit and carry out with the work of the company. Work spaces, meeting spaces and support spaces are the main kinds of divisions that can be made in the category of office. The designing of the office will depend to a large extent on the kind of work that will be done in the office.
There are some technical and legal factors which are to be kept in mind by the office owners so as to make the best offices for their employees. This is so because some buildings have to be given more security. Hence there are office buildings in the United Kingdom where a number of offices of many companies are located. Office buildings are also referred to as office blocks. The building may be dedicated to one single company or a number of companies may occupy the office building block. Office buildings have kitchen facilities and the canteen is used by the people who work in the offices.