We all have to make personal calls at work at times, but don’t be surprised if your co-worker knows your plans for the weekend or which of your children might be in trouble. You can’t help but overhear conversations in a cube.
Ways to keep it confidential:
- Send an e-mail instead of using the phone
- Go outside on your break and use your cell phone
- Meet someone for lunch to talk
- My co-worker speaks French when she doesn't want me to understand
Try not to be offended if someone happens to hear you. You are in an open workspace. If you want to keep it confidential, keep it quiet or take it outside.