Call Center Work - Topics

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Definition. Call focuses are work environments where phone and IT gear are utilized to give

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Call Center Work - Topics Relevance of Labor Process Theory ( Braverman ) and the McDonaldization proposal ( Ritzer ) Significance of call focus act as an administration re the 'cooperation arrange' ( Goffman ) (removed) association and enthusiastic work ( Hochschild ) Gender generalizations Trust and Deception ( Goffman ) Organization of call focus work: the strain between individual work and group association ( Durkheim/Mead ) Work and self-character ( Foucault ) Control and Resistance Call focuses and the rebuilding of time and space ( Giddens )

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Definition Call focuses are work environments where phone and IT hardware are utilized to give "separated" voice-to-voice administrations

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Sweated Labor (Employed) at starvation compensation for extend periods of time under poor conditions . Source Concise Oxford Dictionary

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Panopticon Panoptic taking in all parts, perspectives and so forth in a solitary view, comprehensive [from Greek panoptes seeing everything] Source: Collins Concise Dictionary

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Scripted Interaction 5 Steps: Greet Fact discover Provide arrangements Close discussion Follow-up (wrap)

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Call Centers & Gender Tendency for: a) Personal administration call focus laborers to be female. b) Technical administration help lines to be staffed by men Does this support the refinement between regular capacities (female) and procured aptitudes (male)?

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Call Centers & the Interaction Order Call focuses are huge likewise as locales of removed, passionate communication; the grin down the telephone. Take note of the run of the mill center of Sociology, e.g. Goffman, on up close and personal connection as the essential type of social trade

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Trust & Authentic Interaction As well as raising issues concerning enthusiastic work the utilization of cooperation as a method for generation likewise raises issues concerning the delicacy of trust in current society.

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The Construction of Trust The delicacy of trust in present day social orders: from Gemeinschaft to Gesellscaft the 'society of outsiders' Goffman and the swindler

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The Construction of Trust The delicacy of trust in current social orders Teamwork and the development of trust capable self-rule versus persistent observation

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The Construction of Trust The delicacy of trust in current social orders Teamwork and the development of trust Incorporation and the treachery of trust corporate culture recruitment arrangement

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Panopticism The Panopticon… permits seeing without being seen. 'Such asymmetry of seeing-without-being-seen is, indeed, the very embodiment of force for Foucault in light of the fact that at last, the ability to command lays on the differential ownership of information' "According to Foucault, the new perceivability or observation managed by the Panopticon was of two sorts: The brief and the logical . The Panopticon, as it were, was intended to guarantee an 'observation which would be both worldwide and individualizing'" From Barton and Barton , "Modes of Power" (139-41).

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Resistance Not accepting calls "Deriding" the script Subverting administrative control

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Subverting the Interaction Order Cold Calling: interruption & mishandle Goal Displacement: quality v. amount De-Skilling (interactional aptitudes)

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Globalization of Call Center work Giddens and pressure of time and space English as worldwide dialect Incentives to migrate ( offshoring ) Variable status of call focus work Effects on neighborhood societies ( globalization or glocalisation )