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The Latest from SupportWorld

 
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

 
The most bulletproof business continuity plan doesn’t take into account the human factor of stressful, taxing events. Take a moment to see how you are best supporting your team in emotional times, and invest time into helping them feel supported.
Tag(s): supportworld, communications skills, employee engagement, people
January 13, 2021

 
As AI automates much of the grunt work of the traditional IT Service Desk, Mike Hanson argues that its mission should broaden to include ticket service that can coordinate service requests for everything from facilities management to HR matters.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, technology, service desk, service desk technology, service management
January 12, 2021

 
In the coming year, businesses will shift to a hybrid virtual/physical workplace for the long term, and IT service providers will need to adapt to meet the needs of this changing workplace. Here are some suggestions for how to do that.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, technology, service desk, service desk technology, service management
January 11, 2021

 
Good leaders build strong relationships with those who report to them, and that requires being open and honest in your conversations. Here’s how one manager cemented a relationship that has lasted throughout a career by sharing a moment of heartbreak.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, people
January 6, 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

 
Too often, new initiatives are derailed because frontline workers have not been brought in for input at the early stages of planning. If you include employee input, your organization might benefit, as employees will feel valued and want to see new processes succeed.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, training, quality management
January 4, 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


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