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

 
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

 
Want a chance to share your wisdom and perspective with other IT service and support professionals? We’re putting out a call for those who can contribute six or more articles per year as part of our volunteer HDI featured contributor team. Read on for more details.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture
November 17, 2021

 
We include a link for how to easily nominate the colleagues you feel are the most influential or the best teachers in the IT service and support industry. Be sure to make your nominations by December 18th, and tell us who should make the list!
Tag(s): supportworld, culture
November 16, 2021

 
In hybrid fashion, we handed out the hardware to recognize the best in technical support and service management. The event was held at SupportWorld Live in Orlando, and streamed online. Don’t forget - there’s still time to enter the next awards cycle!
Tag(s): supportworld, culture
November 10, 2021

 
Doug Rabold, one of the speakers at HDI Support World Live this year, reflects on how many in the HDI community have helped him learn the ropes after a mid-career shift to IT Service Management. He now relishes being in the position to give back.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture
November 9, 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

 
The competition for strong candidates for IT workers has never been stronger, and that means hiring and retention efforts must be flawless. Here are some suggestions for what to focus on to make sure you have the best candidates and retain the best workforce.
Tag(s): supportworld, IT service management, business of support, remote support tools, human resources
October 13, 2021

 
In this age of high anxiety and dispersed work teams, it’s more important than ever to employ best practices toward coaching team-members. Here, we walk you through ways to be the best coach you can be, even if that means tapping out for others to coach a team-member.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, collaboration, communications skills, performance management
September 21, 2021