The private office denotes to small rooms where the office work is performed by a small group of persons or a single person. These are small rooms separated from similar other rooms. As a mark of prestige, private offices are allotted to top executives like the chairman, vice-chairman, general manager and Managing Directors. Small rooms are provided to those workers whose work is confidential in nature and work require concentration of mind. The disadvantages of private offices are :

(a) It encourages much wastage in the valuable space and thereby increases cost of operation.

(b) It- prevents in the process of free flow of work and free flow of natural light because it emphasizes on erection of barriers.

(c) The task of office layout becomes less flexible and it makes supervision more difficult and costly.