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Written by Scorebuddy


Self-Assessment is not something everyone “buys into” but if you’re not living in a dictatorial work culture it should be something you consider.  Here are some key selling points of self-assessment to convince the Castros in your call centre.

Saves Managers' Time

When employees are assessing themselves it frees up time managers would have had to spend monitoring.  While the monitoring does have to be monitored managers can save anything up to 90% of their QM time.

Technical Detail

Sometimes managers don't have the detailed technical expertise required to monitor all aspects, their agents may have specific technical expertise that the manager is not trained on.  In those situations they would need to be monitored by both technician and manager, therefore self-assessment reduces time spent on monitoring by two managers.

Identifies Gaps

Sometimes training can be focused on wrong aspects and ignore the most interesting items. Self-evaluation exposes gaps between manager and agent perceptions allowing a manger to identify what they must focus on. Once these discrepancies are highlighted they can discussed and resolved.

Increase accountability, ownership and responsibility

Handing over monitoring to the individual gives them greater responsibility on not just their task but on identifying fail points and improving on them.  Their ownership over the task increases as well as boosting the decentralized approach to management.


As agents must identify what they did wrong they are forced to follow up with stating what would have been the right course of action and subsequently the lesson learned.

Self-directed learning allows the agent to focus effort on useful information that they don’t already possess. The active nature of self-directed learning also helps employees to retain it better over time (Association for Psychological Science, 2012).

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