Jeff Rumburg explains why ticket backlog is an important metric to measure, illustrates how to measure it, and suggests some performance targets.
Tag(s): supportworld, metrics and measurements, workforce enablement
January 19, 2021

 
Keep your team from spreading itself too thin and show the C-suite that you are aligned with company goals at the same time. Here are ways to reflect on whether your team is pulling toward bigger goals, and how to keep everyone engaged in those goals.
Tag(s): supportworld, business intelligence, communications skills, people, teamwork, practices and processes, process, productivity
January 19, 2021

 
In 2020, leaders too often saw technology as an all-encompassing tool to replicate the in-office environment at home. The truth is that technology can never replace the need for leadership to set expectations and to provide a human touch to the work-at-home environment.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, business intelligence, communications skills, people, teamwork, technology
January 18, 2021

 
There is so much more information that can be gleaned from metrics beyond the raw numbers offered about self-help page views. In this second installment of the Self-Service Metrics series, Chris Chagnon offers key steps to take to turn data into action.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, quality management, metrics and measurements
January 5, 2021

 
The savings service desks see from preventing tickets go beyond direct support costs.
Tag(s): supportworld, metrics and measurements, costs, business value, service desk
December 30, 2020

 
Jeff Rumburg tackles one of the most widely tracked metrics in the technical support industry, Average Speed of Answer.
Tag(s): supportworld, metrics and measurements, cost per ticket, service desk
December 29, 2020

 
If the metrics you use look great, but your end users aren’t completely in love with your service, you might be an IT Flat Earther.
Tag(s): supportworld, customer experience, metrics and measurements
December 21, 2020

 
While AI bias is a real issue, so is racism against an organization’s frontline workers. AI also can be utilized as a tool to combat racism and abuse, and to help us identify when to support team members when a racist incident occurs.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, business intelligence, change management, communications skills, customer service, ethics, incident management, people, problem management
December 1, 2020

 
Metrics must reflect the increasing complexity of interconnected systems and services. But they must also do so in a way that shows the forest from the trees. Here is how to create and gather useful metrics about the true customer experience.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, customer-satisfaction-measurement, customer survey tools, dashboards, methodology, metrics and measurements
November 17, 2020

 
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, IT showed incredible innovation and resolve, and silos were broken down between IT and other departments to deliver value to businesses. The question will be how to sustain such innovation now that the crisis has become the new normal.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, employee engagement, business alignment, business of support, communications skills, infrastructure management, infrastructure change management, ITIL, metrics and measurements
November 17, 2020