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The Latest from SupportWorld

 
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

 
As part of our series profiling HDI’s Strategic Advisory Board, we ask five questions of Stephen Paskel, a senior manager and site leader at AllState. He shares that to succeed in this industry, it’s important to be a good communicator, to want to serve others, and to adapt to change.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
November 3, 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

 
In the world of service management, we’re not evaluating products, but services, which are even more difficult to comprehensively assess via customer surveys alone. Here’s how to make sure the data you are getting is much more than noise.
Tag(s): customer service, customer survey tools, ITIL, supportworld
November 2, 2021

 
Moving operations into the cloud doesn't have to be a floating nightmare, but it isn’t a cure-all for organizational shortcomings, either. Here we list five common migration mistakes. If you can avoid them, it can go a long way to ensuring a smooth and fast transition.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, cloud, cloud computing
October 28, 2021

 
Excellence happens when service leaders have an aligned service strategy, a strong operational structure, and choose to purposefully support best practices. Here we give you some tips for how to assess your journey toward this pinnacle in management leadership.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
October 27, 2021

 
Strategic thinking is not only a requirement for achieving senior level positions, but also a required skill in creating your service strategy. It’s the process of learning from your experiences on what works and what doesn’t work that makes us a better strategic service leader. Here’s how.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
October 27, 2021


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