Most people work in ofﬁces, if you draw the deﬁnition loosely enough. An ofﬁce is a room designed for working in. It contains the basic walls, windows, doors and ceilings, and has the ability to accommodate such supporting equipment as can ﬁt in a reasonably-sized space (say 5,000 ft2
(500 m2)), and is compatible with a person working at a desk. Such a deﬁnition ﬁts a type of building usually called an ofﬁce block and if it is accepted then it follows that the people working there are ofﬁce workers whatever they may actually do. It includes activities which are not usually thought of as ofﬁce work such as dental surgery or a college or TV station. In cases such as these there may be some uses which require a purpose-built specialist building, such as an auditorium for a college or a studio big enough to accommodate scenery for a TV station, but the majority of functions are suitable for a conventional ofﬁce building.