Posts Tagged office

staff:

staff 1n | includes:

1. (Business / Professions) a group of people employed by a company, individual, etc., for executive, clerical, sales work, etc.
2. (Business / Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (modifier) attached to or provided for the staff of an establishment a staff doctor
3. (Social Science / Education) the body of teachers or lecturers of an educational institution, as distinct from the students
4. (Military) the officers appointed to assist a commander, service, or central headquarters organization in establishing policy, plans, etc.

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ASCII IGOR!

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ASCII AARON!

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“…workplace dynamics are no less complicated…

“…workplace dynamics are no less complicated or unexpectedly intense than family relations, with only the added difficulty that whereas families are at least well-recognised and sanctioned loci for hysteria reminiscent of scenes from Medea, office life typically proceeds behind a mask of shallow cheerfulness, leaving workers grievously unprepared to handle the fury and sadness continually aroused by their colleagues.”
— Alain de Botton (The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work)

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link: Alain de Botton on RSA | The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

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link: Jason Fried on TED | Why Work doesn’t happen at Work

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antiquity:

“The relatively elaborate Roman bureaucracy would not be equaled for centuries in the West after the fall of Rome, even partially reverting to illiteracy, while the East preserved a more sophisticated administrative culture, both under Byzantium and under Islam.

Offices in classical antiquity were often part of a palace complex or a large temple. There was usually a room where scrolls were kept and scribes did their work. Ancient texts mentioning the work of scribes allude to the existence of such ‘offices’.” _wikipedia

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officium:

“The word stems from the Latin officium, as its equivalents in various mainly romance languages and may or may not have walls or barriers as defined by Turlach Murphy.

Interestingly, this was not necessarily a place, but rather an often mobile ‘bureau’ in the sense of a human staff or even the abstract notion of a formal position, such as a magistrature.” _wikipedia

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office:

“An office is generally a room or other area in which people work, but may also denote a position within an organization with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one’s duty.

When used as an adjective, the term “office” may refer to business-related tasks. In legal writing, a company or organization has offices in any place that it has an official presence, even if that presence consists of, for example, a storage silo rather than an office.

An office is an architectural and design phenomenon and a social phenomenon, whether it is a small office such as a bench in the corner of a “Mom and Pop shop” of extremely small size (see small office/home office) through entire floors of buildings up to and including massive buildings dedicated entirely to one company.

In modern terms an office usually refers to the location where white-collar workers are employed.” _wikipedia

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Office:

A post, an employment to which certain duties are attached. From Latin, officium: “service, duty, function, business.” It’s meaning a “place for conducting business” first recorded 1560s.

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