The diagrams compare the typical layout of working space in Japan and America.
, there are some dramatic differences between the
offices, with the former concentrating on creating an open space in which employees can easily discuss with each other and the latter focusing on the private to encourage independence.
has two identical areas, with each including 6 vacancies for workers and one for the section manager; meanwhile, that of America consists of 8 separate tables which are arranged in the centre and two rooms for the section manager placed on the right side of the place. One of the biggest distinctions is the position of the department controller, with most
companies putting it behind employees' areas to help her or him oversee the overview,
corporations tend to place it in a room
located near that of the section manager.
Only one window is set up at the back of the department controller's desk in the
, there are 2 windows placed on the two sides of the
. The design of the
comprises many functional areas
as several conference rooms,
storage, a printer and a copier stationed on the left side.
, there are no similar spaces in
working space, but it has a chairman desk arranged outside of its