Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about noise outside one’s office:
I work in a courthouse. My office sits right across the hallway from a courtroom in a tight, narrow hallway. My office door must remain closed and locked at all times due to security reasons involving personal files kept inside, so even when I’m in the office I have to keep the door closed. The problem is that people tend to linger in the hallway outside my office. For some reason this has become a common loiter area for people to park and carry on conversation.