by Roy Atkinson
Date Published January 9, 2017 - Last Updated December 6, 2017

Many times, initiatives—especially bigger, more important ones—require approval from an organization’s senior management. To gain that approval, support managers need to open good channels of communication with those senior managers. What works? What are the “sticking points?” How can we open channels that will help us accomplish our goals? Our #HDIchat attendees offer some sage advice and good methods.


Roy AtkinsonRoy Atkinson is HDI's senior writer/analyst, acting as in-house subject matter expert and chief writer for SupportWorld articles and white papers. In addition to being a member of the HDI International Certification Standards Committee and the HDI Desktop Support Advisory Board, Roy is a popular speaker at HDI conferences and is well known to HDI local chapter audiences. His background is in both service desk and desktop support as well as small-business consulting. Roy is highly rated on social media, especially on the topics of IT service management and customer service. He is a cohost of the very popular #custserv (customer service) chat on Twitter, which celebrated its fifth anniversary on December 9, 2014. He holds a master’s certificate in advanced management strategy from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, and he is a certified HDI Support Center Manager. Follow him on Twitter @HDI_Analyst and @RoyAtkinson.

Tag(s): business of support, business value, hdichat, leadership, service management, supportworld


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