Some importance of an office are as follows:
1. Information center
An office is an information center which provides information relating to business transactions. Such information is very useful. It is used by management for the purpose of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.
2. Channel of communication
Office not only keeps record of information but also plays the role of reliable channel of communicating the information. It is required for smooth functioning of the organization.
3. Coordinating center
The success of business depends on the proper coordination of people and activities of the organization. It keeps relations with all departments and deal with information necessary for effective coordination; it is a mechanism or coordination.
4. Control center
An office acts as a control center. Controlling is the important function of management. It helps to monitor plans and policies which help in the implementation of proper working environment. It helps to prevent from unwanted deviations. It provides data for managing and correcting deviations.
5. Service center
An office works as a service center. It provides services to all the department of an organization. It provides necessary information to all the department of an organization. Business cannot operate successfully without better service system and office fulfills this requirement.
6. Memory center
An office is the storehouse of records. It keeps the records of past and present. It provides necessary information for future. It helps to report letters, circulars, notifications, policies etc. It is known as ‘brain’ of organization.
7. Help employees
An office provides wages, salaries to their employees. They also keep records of workers attendance, leave due, provident fund, and calculation of overtime. They also help to maintain the relationship between management and workers.
8. Office as intermediary
An office works as a middleman between department and outsiders. It links with supplier, customers, shareholders, government and general public. These office activities enhance the image of the firm.