Jane:'Through these door is our department. As you can see on this floor of the office the design/layout is open plan. It is just one big room with no walls/barriers between all the desks.'
Simon:'Is it like this on every floor in the office?'
Jane:'On most it is. But in the customer services department on the floor above us, each member of the department works in a cubicle, where staff are separated/surrounded by a thin wall from each other to reduce noise and have some privacy.'
Simon:'Are there no offices?'
Jane:'Yes, there are a few offices on each floor. These separate and private rooms are only for the managers of each department.
On this floor there are 3 different departments. So the floor is divided into three different sections. The section for the marketing department where I work is to the right of us. Can you see the sign with marketing on it?'
Jane:'Well, that's the section for the marketing department.
So, let's go up to the fourth floor where we are having the meeting. It's quicker to take the stairs and walk up from here.'
1 minute later
Jane:'So this section of the floor is for meetings and training. As you can see there are separate rooms. This one is a training room, where we do training and teach people courses.'
Simon:'It's like a classroom in a school. What's that room?'
Jane:'That's the server room, where the computers which run the computer network in the office are.
And this one is the meeting room where we will be having today's meeting in.'
Simon:'Where are the toilets? I think I need to go before the meeting starts.'
Jane:'There are on the corridor in front of the lift.'