Open Plan Offices
An Open plan office has no privacy so if you were a lawyer then an open plan office would be no good because it could be a private talk about a certain person. people cant make personal calls without anyone noticeing. lots of people in one place so it could get loud. which can cause loss of concenteration.
In a police station they are used so that however many people are working on the case can all speak together so that they are ablr to communicate. In schools if a teacher is trying to teach so many people they might take them to an open plan classroom so that they can talk to all of them at once. when someone dials the emergancy services it goes through to someone on the phone then they are able to tell people to get the message to the hospital or the police station.