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phone tree

The hierarchy of voice messages in an interactive voice response system (IVR). The phone tree is the verbal counterpart to the graphical user interface. Poorly designed phone trees drive everyone crazy, primarily because people like to talk to a person over the phone, otherwise they would opt to transact their business via the company's website. See IVR and gethuman.
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Barton is fired up and has started his phone tree to pastors who were helpful with other efforts in that area and on the national scene," Carlson wrote.
We established a squadron phone tree that the CO or I would activate anytime 100-percent notification of personnel became necessary (e.
Concluding incorrectly (but understandably) that he could settle the matter over the phone, Pierce called--three times that day--and tried to weave his way through a labyrinthine phone tree.
Recent works by younger artists, such as Alys's free-call phone tree, C/R CLE, Melbourne, 2003, Bristol-based John Pym's claustrophobia-inducing, ceiling height-challenged Loaded, 2003, and Darwin-based Anne Ooms's lounge setting of retro-thrift armchairs, reading lights, and artist's books, The Ladies of Nairn, 1997/2003, are juxtaposed alongside the Kabakovs' early reading room, 10 Albums, 1972-75, and Nauman's thwarted-narcissist surveillance demonstration, Four Corner Piece, 1971.
Well, there's nothing like planning your emergency phone tree or packing an Armageddon "outta here" kit to highlight your priorities.
After the freighter New Carissa ran aground north of Coos Bay last winter, CoastWatch activated its phone tree, and within days some 120 CoastWatchers had hit the beaches, closely monitoring their miles for tar balls and oiled birds.
The state health department activates a prearranged phone tree to query all hospitals and walk-in clinics in the state about similar cases and counsels immediate isolation of all suspected patients.
It is the best phone tree or texting tree available.
These interpreters would be drawn from a corps of individuals accessible by phone tree for short-notice response - say, arriving on-site within one hour after receiving the calls.
For years, Pitchess has had a phone tree in which deputies call the schools and district office, municipal agencies and community leaders and they in turn call others.
Essentially, high-speed notification technology functions like a phone tree, without requiring the time and energy of valuable human resources.
Rheingold: A phone tree isn't an ancient form of political organizing, but you have to call every person.