Why first-level call center technicians need knowledge management tools

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Abstract

This chapter argues that first-level call center technicians are the new knowledge workers of the 21st century. As such, these technicians are ideal candidates for knowledge management tools. The objective of the chapter is to introduce these technicians to the IT community and, by way of a case study, show how decision-tree-type help tools can increase technicians' productivity. The chapter ends with recommendations for IT practitioners who are interesting in implementing these tools in their call centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStrategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations
PublisherIGI Global
Pages53-62
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781599046303
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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technician
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Knowledge management tools
knowledge
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Knowledge workers
Productivity
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Downing, J. (2007). Why first-level call center technicians need knowledge management tools. In Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations (pp. 53-62). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-630-3.ch004
Downing, Joe. / Why first-level call center technicians need knowledge management tools. Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations. IGI Global, 2007. pp. 53-62
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