Best Practices in Call Centre’s Communication Skills

Qin, Wanhui (2013) Best Practices in Call Centre’s Communication Skills. Masters thesis, INTI International University.


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Call centre functions as an interface between customers and organization. It handles high volume of calls, placed and received for the purpose of customer service, marketing, sales, telemarketing, technical support or other specialized business activity (Dawson, 1997). Prabhaker et al. (1997) identified the necessity for organizations to provide a superior service on the purpose of ensuring business survival in a service sector economy. Call centre provides customers faster, cheaper and more effective and convenient contact with organizations. Call centre agents play an increasingly significant role in the linkage between organizations and customers. For example, bank’s payment reminders provide customers with such services as reminding of the upcoming or late payments while at the same time offering options to pay so as to avoid late charges. It is necessary for employees working in call centre of payment recovery. In reality, not all call centres are successful in persuading customers to settle their credit in time. Therefore, to uncover the best practice in call centre’s communication skills, Osgood & Schramm’s Circular Model is applied in this research. To explore the best practice in call centre’s communication skills, the author interviews 15 call centres in the Klang Valley. The interview is semi-structured with 8 open questions. Thematic analysis is used to analyze the interview texts in order to achieve research objectives.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: MBA 112
Uncontrolled Keywords: call centre, communication skills, efficiency
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Communications & Law
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 07:33
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 07:33

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