Almost half of all executives cringe at being broadcast on a speakerphone or refuse to converse under those conditions entirely, according to a nationwide survey.
The survey was developed by Accountemps, the world's largest temporary-personnel service for accounting, bookkeeping and information systems. It was conducted by an independent market research firm, which polled 200 executives from the pTC nation's 1,000 largest companies.
Business executives were asked: How do you feel about telephone conversations when the other person is on a speakerphone?
Forty-six percent said they disliked it. Of those, 2 percent said they'd refuse to talk entirely. Fifty-two percent said it made no difference, and 2 percent had no answer.