Analysis of Office Space: Communication in the Workplace

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“Office Space” is a comedy movie of a man who desperately hates his job and his boss. The movie begins with Peter Gibbon’s daily life story at Initech. At work, Peter has to deal with his indifferent boss, Bill Lumbergh, who doesn’t want to listen to his employee’s feedbacks. Lumbergh seems to be an ignorant and arrogant man who dictates his employee and doesn’t want to be blamed at all. Moreover, Lumbergh asks his employee to come to work on weekend. The atmosphere in the office is getting more intense after Lumbergh announced that Initech is bringing in consultants to increase the efficiency of the company. Peter was very frustrated with everything in the office and he felt that his life even more miserable with each passing day at work. …show more content…
Also, the interviewers inform Peter that the company will fire Samir and Michael – Peter’s best friends. At night, Peter tells Samir and Michael about their dismissal plans. Thus, three of them make a plan to do a scam – take small amount of money from the company – as revenge. Several days later, Peter checks his account balance and finds out that instead of small amount of money there is a big amount of money has been deposited to his account. Peter takes all of the responsibility and he sneaks into Initech and slips a confession letter along with the money in traveler’s checks under Lumbergh’s office door. In brief, before Peter, Samir, and Michael get caught up, all of a sudden the Initech building completely engulfed in flames. It means the fire likely burns the confession letter and the check, so the three of them will likely in a safe position from their foray into crime. In the end of the movie, it shows that the person who set a fire to the building is one of unhappy employee at Initech. As a final point, this movie shows that managers must be able to motivate employee to become more competitive, and also this movie proves that a happy employee is directly proportional to the efficiency of the company itself. "Office Space" is an expansion of three animated shorts created by Judge for television over the last decade, and it has the loose-jointed feel of a bunch of sketches packed together into a narrative that doesn't gather much momentum. Its

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