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Robert C. Davis and Associates uses gaming simulations in newspaper call center for 33% saves gain
DETROIT -- Robert C. Davis and Associates has helped the Detroit Media Partnership contact center boost its saves rate by 33% in a workshop using a 3-D animated gaming simulation developed by Quality Conversation Simulations, LLC, an RCDA subsidiary.
From individual computers, users log on and engage in The Quality Conversation with a virtual customer on the monitor. In the gaming simulation, the virtual customer has called in to cancel a subscription and talks with the user, who can respond by clicking on one of several choices. Each choice will take the user to a new screen, the virtual customer’s next reaction, and additional response choices that will ultimately lead to the save (preventing the subscription cancellation)—
“The QCS gaming simulation keeps score based on correct and incorrect responses and how long it takes the user to conduct The Quality Conversation effectively and win the save,” said RCDA president Bob Davis. “It is a fun and engaging way to practice your new skills, compare your performance with other agents, and work toward mastery of The Quality Conversation process to retain subscribers,”
The system also tracks key metrics related to revenue growth and game usage. It issues badges to players based on successes and increasing levels of difficulty, and it displays achievements in the call center on a leader board.
“And since the QCS gaming simulation is web-based, users can log in on the Internet to play from any computer,” said Davis. “And it is so engaging and fun, designed to motivate agents and other end users to play it not only onsite during training and coaching sessions and during slow call volume, but also on their own time at home.”
Founded in 1977 and based in metro Atlanta, RCDA helps customer contact centers across North America add millions of dollars to their bottom-line results through its training, coaching and consulting programs based on its exclusive Quality Conversation approach to handling customer service, sales and retention calls. The approach is based on a robust call flow that leads agents through five steps—Greeting, Discovery, Solution, Offer and an assumptive Close—that address customer wants, interests and needs and establish emotional connections with customers and show genuine interest. More information is available at http://www.robertcdavis.net/
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., RCDA subsidiary Quality Conversation Simulations, LLC, can deliver a unique gaming simulation experience for any industry. Its focus is to provide fun, challenging and rewarding interactive gaming experiences for players with one idea in mind—to build simulations that change behaviors to produce positive results. The company has a team of talented writers, designers, developers and consultants who work with clients to maximize employee performance using a customized, engaging gaming simulation. More information is available at http://www.qcsims.com.
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