In part 2 of this series on continuous improvement through a shift-left focus, here is an overview of beginning steps for implementing new efficiency strategies. Also included is a suggestion for initial goals to measure success once those strategies are implemented.

Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
December 6, 2021

 
We all know that we have two weeks, at most, to fill a position, but too often we are stuck either hiring warm bodies or putting extra workload on our team. It’s better to prepare for the inevitable departures. Here’s how.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice, remote support tools, relationship
December 2, 2021

 
Initiatives to integrate chatbots or voice recognition tools that do not take the customer’s experience into account may be doomed to failure. Here’s why taking the time to map out the customer journey may save a lot of headaches for automation efforts.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice
December 2, 2021

 
More tickets, less human contact is a recipe for burnout. Here are some concrete suggestions for how to help ensure your IT support team isn’t feeling overwhelmed. It may take a different strategy to dig out of the mountain of tickets, but it’s better than risking attrition.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice, remote support tools, relationship
December 2, 2021

 
A lifelong quest to find the universal values all humans seek out leads an IT manager to understand the importance of taking the hard stances to best support a team or a company. Here’s why he thinks courage might be the most important trait in this industry.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, change management
November 22, 2021

 
Authentication is necessary, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of the customer experience, and too often customers rebel at being questioned. Automated authentication tools may be the rare instance when tech can help avoid a pitfall in interactions with customers.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, security management
November 19, 2021

 
Change management is a wonderful process...until it isn’t. Here, an IT service and support pro who is well versed in this process describes a few things that go wrong, and provides tips for how to avoid these common pitfalls.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, change management
November 18, 2021

 
Change is hard, especially when human nature creates some very predictable and unreasonable workarounds to a perfectly good change management process. In part two of this series, here are five more pitfalls to change management, and how to do your best to avoid them.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, change management
November 18, 2021

 
In a passage from her book, “Trust Me - Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World”, Lea Brovedani demonstrates how managers think trust in their leadership is higher than it often is, and why that’s important to fix.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, best practice, practices and processes
November 9, 2021

 
Automation is only a benefit when it is implemented correctly and for the right reasons. If done poorly, it can even create more work for your team. Here, we walk you through a step-by-step process on how to determine what to automate and how best to do it.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, automation, ROI
November 3, 2021