The arrangement of men, equipments and departments within the available floor space is called office layout. There are two types of layout called group layout and process layout. Group layout is a kind of layout where persons doing similar activities or machines doing similar operations are grouped together. The examples of group layout are keeping all accounting machines in one room and making provisions for all typists in one room.
In process layout men, machines and equipments are arranged on the basis of sequences of operation. In this, operations are arranged in sequences. The best example of process layout is to set filing section next to despatch section.