An intrinsic part of being human is the ability to tell stories, and managers shouldn’t set aside this aspect of communication when coaching about nuts and bolts issues. Instead, storytelling can be an integral part of helping frontline team members understand the “why” of what is being asked of...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, coaching
July 5, 2021
Accelerated moves to the cloud made sense at the height of the pandemic -- organizations may face different concerns in the future. It’s going to be up to IT to ensure that the new normal is as secure as what came before COVID-19.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, business alignment, cloud, cloud computing
June 30, 2021
A poignant movie distills an important lesson for one IT service and support industry road warrior, and causes him to redefine what is important in life. After all, he said, nobody on their deathbed ever said, "I wish I spent more time at work.”
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, community, culture
June 29, 2021
COVID-19 has given rise to a slew of new trends in onboarding, offboarding, remote work, and disaster recovery plan creation, and HR departments are racing to catch up. IT departments should take note and align closely with HR priorities to have a strong say in how the future will look.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, business alignment
June 28, 2021
IT-business alignment essentially refers to internal organizational coordination in which IT objectives are brought in line with the business goals of the organization. In practice, this means that every department actively works towards attaining business objectives through improved business...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, business alignment, business intelligence
June 23, 2021
Jeff Rumburg of MetricNet has delivered many great columns that examine some of the key performance indicators of the IT service and support industry. Here are ten to consider when you need to refresh on some of the key performance indicators of the industry.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, metrics and measurements
June 22, 2021
On the surface, it would seem the two concepts are diametrically opposed. However, as both have evolved and been integrated into the workplace, the distance between the two has closed. Here’s an argument for how to make both work for you.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, best practice, agile, ITIL
June 21, 2021
Bad service calls become the stuff of internet legend, and they should be avoided at all costs. Here’s an argument for ditching the script or step-by-step procedure when the situation clearly warrants it, and meeting the psychological needs of your clients or customers.
Tag(s): best practice, supportworld, business of support, customer experience, customer satisfaction, customer service
June 16, 2021
The CIO used to be considered the chief nerd who lacked an eye for business. As businesses rely increasingly on digital sales and interactions, that has rapidly changed. Now the CIO is an integral part of the C-suite. We ask 7 CIOs how things have changed.
Tag(s): best practice, business alignment, business intelligence, business of support, supportworld
June 15, 2021
There are two key ingredients to successfully entering a new market abroad - a deep cultural understanding and a commitment to the core of your organization. Here is an argument for why both are so important to success, both locally and globally.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
June 14, 2021