Desktop support is about more than solving technical issues for clients; it is about helping people, face to face. It isn’t just a voice over the phone or a silent adjustment to a back-end application; it’s about connecting with customers and providing solutions, even if they are not...
Tag(s): people, desktop support, customer service

 
For this issue, HDI invited influential members from across all segments of our community to provide a snapshot of key imperatives that will guide 2013 initiatives. This unique collection of essays offers a rare glimpse inside technical service and support organizations, spanning healthcare,...
Tag(s): business of support, desktop support, customer service, practices and processes, service management, trends, IT service management, outsourcing, byod

 
Many companies rely on their service management organizations (SMOs) to manage customer requests for products and services. A well-managed SMO understands its clients and works with them to create a quality customer experience. Through the implementation of a customer quality environment (CQE),...
Tag(s): customer experience, customer service, customer satisfaction

 
Organizations often rush to kick-start improvement efforts without first completing a thorough analysis. All too often, improvement exercises are either reactive—knee-jerk responses to what others have done—or conceived in response to the passionate advocacy of a charismatic (and usually senior)...
Tag(s): customer service, continual service improvement

 
In this article, I will present ten engagement techniques you can use to impress upon your employees the importance of their contributions and help them align their activities with your company’s strategies and vision. As you review the techniques, keep in mind that many can’t be performed...
Tag(s): workforce enablement, incentives, supportworld

 
Today’s multichannel contact centers are anything but simple. According to ICMI, almost 86 percent of today’s contact centers are multichannel. While voice is still predominant, one channel is no longer enough. Consumers want to engage with technical support and customer service through multiple...
Tag(s): self-service, support models, support industry

 
When a major component of your team’s job is handling calls from some of the most high-profile customers in the world, how can your company ensure its employees keep up with a constantly changing information landscape and the nonstop needs of its customers?
Tag(s): staffing, workforce enablement, incentives, training, case study

 
For companies large and small, achieving high customer satisfaction is a challenge. One common obstacle involves revamping normal business operations and implementing change that improves the quality of the customer experience. However, by implementing an upside-down strategy where the customer...
Tag(s): customer experience, customer service

 
You have a successful support organization. Your contact center receives a high volume of calls each month. You’ve considered, tested, and/or offered other instant communication channels (email support, live chat, maybe even video chat). Your metrics look good: the service desk is efficient, and...
Tag(s): customer experience

 
There are leaders at every level in an organization, and HDI has long recognized the value each individual brings to a team and each team brings to the IT organization. We're so proud of all of our HDI 2015 award winners!
Tag(s): people, membership, culture, community, supportworld