Category: Motivation

Posted by: Frank Camp, October 29, 2012

Tips for Collaborating in the Workplace

In his famous one-hit-wonder “Ice, Ice, Baby,” Vanilla Ice tells us to “Stop, collaborate and listen.” It’s catchy and there’s also some truth to what he’s saying. Collaboration is an important workplace practice. Whether you’re giving a supervisor your input on a new program or you’re building out a proposal for a potential new client,

Posted by: Bucky Cline, August 7, 2012

Increase the Level Of Business in Your Daily Routine

In our last employee survey we asked for ideas from our employees about how they increase our level of business performance in their daily routines.  We got some great tips! Here they are: Make every call count, make calls presentable and always assume the sale. Be consistent, be at work when scheduled and keep idle/wrap

In another article, Roger Akers discusses the importance of communication at GCS. Sure, we communicate with our customers but communicating internally is vitally important to our success, as well. That is why we have our newsletters, our chat program for managers and floor meetings. It is the essential workplace skill. Communication can always be improved. No one organization

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Twice a year we formally block out two days to evaluate how closely our daily activities are aligned with our strategic objectives and then make any adjustments to stay on course. In many ways it is a matter of concluding we need more of the same, just better. Last week we met again and laid out the specific

Posted by: Bucky Cline, June 21, 2011

Ways to Deal with Difficult People

We’ve all had to deal with difficult people at some point.  Difficult people can present a unique problem when they are your employees and it is your job to manage them. I’d like to note that dealing with difficult people is different than conflict management.  Conflict management is about dealing with a difficult situation. I am going to posit some

George and I recently attended an HR Roundtable of Charlotte area companies that are members of the Contact Center Network Group. We were given a list of what would be considered universal HR problems and asked to rank them. The list included, Recruitment Attendance Compensation Training & Development Employee Engagement What would you rank as your most

Posted by: Bucky Cline, April 15, 2011

Conviction is Key

One of our chapters in our Presentation Consistency Initiative is Product Conviction.  Here is an article by Zig Ziglar about the importance of Product Conviction. The late Mary Crowley frequently commented that one person with a conviction would do more than a hundred who only had an interest.  Commitment is the key to staying the

Posted by: Bucky Cline, March 10, 2011

Exercise & Work | What I’ve Discovered!

It seems as if you can’t turn on the TV, surf the internet or pick up the newspaper these days without seeing an article or story about the benefits of exercise and diet to a healthier and more productive you.  It seems that Americans are becoming an obese society, costing us huge sums of money

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Posted by: Frank Camp, December 14, 2010

The Virtues of Being Optimistic

In the contact center environment, being optimistic is a significant benefit. Because of the many people our agents come in contact with, having a predisposition to believe you can solve each customer’s concern or provide a relevant product or solution is important. We use various methods to identify potential agents with this aptitude.