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The Latest from SupportWorld

 
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

 
A well-done value stream map helps organizations understand what the customer values and the most efficient way of delivering that value.
Tag(s): supportworld, service desk, continual service improvement, business value, support center, service management, customer experience
December 28, 2020

 
The value of a good problem management practice is more than just identifying and resolving causes of incidents.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, problem management, ITIL
December 27, 2020

 
Customers, either internal or external, are people first. Treat them as such and you will stand a better chance of providing quality service, even when things go wrong. Here are seven tips for IT service professionals to communicate with customers with empathy.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, service quality, customer experience, customer service, communications skills
December 26, 2020

 
While the implementation process for a chatbot is relatively easy, you must establish a strategy that lets you experiment and learn from the experience.
Tag(s): supportworld, automation, technology, knowledge management
December 23, 2020

 
Phyllis Drucker offers a bit of help identifying IT improvements that will take your service up a notch.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, customer experience, framework and methodologies, desktop support
December 22, 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

 
Root cause analysis can play an important role in continuous improvement and general IT operations, especially if you are concerned about customer experience.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, ITIL, root cause analysis
December 18, 2020

 
Change management should focus less on outputs and more on the desired outcomes the organization requires of change.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, change management, business value, agile, devops, ITIL
December 17, 2020

 
The Change Advisory Board inadvertently can create a crutch that gets in the way of members of an organization taking accountability for proposed initiatives. Here are the reasons why that might be, and what to do to combat those fears.
Tag(s): supportworld, problem management, change management
December 16, 2020


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