The customer‐contact model represents one of the few conceptually based approaches for designing service systems. This paper develops that concept further for high‐contact systems, relative to efficiency and effectiveness notions. Four design features (contact technologies, contact training, data bases, and contact roles) are developed and a simple design methodology (built around the four design features) is presented. A demonstration of the design methodology is provided through its applications to branches of a savings and loan. Areas for additional theoretical and practical refinement of the model and the desirability of multidisciplinary research are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Oct 1984|
- Organization and Management Theory
- Production/Operations Management
- and Banking and Finance.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Strategy and Management
- Information Systems and Management
- Management of Technology and Innovation