Can’t Concentrate Because Of Speakerphone Noise

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about speaker phones:

Our office is long and narrow, with individual offices on each side and open-air cubicles down the middle. I sit in a cubicle and I am constantly frustrated by people that use their speakerphone inappropriately. I have a cubicle on each side of me, and four offices on either side of me. They (mostly the office-dwellers) use their speakerphones to listen to voice mail messages, conference calls and to conduct phone conversations, both business and personal. Invariably, they listen at loud levels and they rarely close their office doors. This is uncalled for, especially since they all have wireless headsets and doors that close. I understand that hitting the speakerphone button is easier than putting your head set on, but couldn’t they at least close their door?

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