Motivation goes far beyond call center games. Games are one of the most visible manifestations of external motivation in the call center but I have seen too many well-meaning managers become over-fixated on games. It is important to have other things undergirding your motivational strategy so that the games become only the icing on the cake.
Make sure your call center has:
All of these things come before the nightly games. It is also important that games not detract from the purpose of the calling shift, which is to raise money efficiently. Games should never take time away from calling or create a situation where callers are disturbed or distracted when talking with prospects.
That said, call center games are a cornerstone of what makes having a such a hard job FUN! You can get some great ideas for new call center games (and new twists on old favorites) by subscribing to Real Deal Fundraising. My "15 Best Call Center Games" guide is my gift to you for subscribing to this blog. Click here or the button below to sign up for updates today.
Jessica Cloud, CFRE
I've been called the Tasmanian Devil of fundraising and I'm here to talk shop with you.