Overcoming common obstacles to telephone communication — A modern, zoned service center layout can play an important role in reducing distractions. Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, has researched office design in many fields including call centers. See the recommendations in the white paper, People-Focused Contact Centers.
Feeling tired? Stressed? One of these habits may be to blame Marcel Daane, author of Headstrong Performance, says lack of exercise can fatigue your body and brain. Download and print illustrated instructions for his Office Chair Exercise.
For lasting change, make small goals, not big ones The only thing we really control is ourselves and the habits we choose, sociologist Randall Bell writes in his book, Rich Habits Rich Life. Read a sample of the book below. Click the right side of the book image to advance 1 page, and the left side of the image to go back a page.
Strategies for improving cooperation with other departments Job shadowing is a powerful tool for breaking down barriers and developing positive relationships between individuals and departments. To learn more about job shadowing, see Manchester Metropolitan Universitys excellent Job Shadowing Guidelines.