Motivation Requires Information
David J. MacCoy, Management Consultant, Canada, Member
The most effective call centers in financial services I have seen develop a sense of shared purpose and team collaboration among the staff
Some create small teams to work on specific areas
of the business.
Leaders give up to date information
about performance against expectations and call center staff, including leaders, give recognition/rewards to their colleagues.
Teams work to achieve or surpass their goals and strive for highest performance.
Often the rewards
given by staff are "stars" or balloons or notes of appreciation or candies. These are high intensity environments that need managers who can create a positive, and, yes even, a fun environment
Other rewards from managers are higher order for individuals and teams - financial, promotion, job rotation, paid time off and so forth.
The knowledge workers and managers have endorsed these approaches and I expect even more creative approaches are emerging.