An IT service veteran weighs the pros and cons of investing resources into this hot, new technology, and feels the picture for the road ahead may not be fleshed out in 3D.
Tag(s): best practice, business intelligence, business of support, change management, customer experience
January 17, 2022

 
The sky didn’t fall when your team was sent home to work. Now, employers must provide true options for those who want to WFH and those who want to RTO.
Tag(s): best practice, business intelligence, business of support, customer experience, customer satisfaction
January 11, 2022

 
Simple surveys may mask deeper problems in your IT service process. Here is a method to ensure the best experience every time.
Tag(s): best practice, business intelligence, business of support, customer experience, customer satisfaction
January 10, 2022

 
A step-by-step process for how to make this self-service revolution more than just a theory. It starts with knowing your customers and your workforce.
Tag(s): best practice, self-service, self-service tools
January 6, 2022

 
Best of HDI in 2021 - #9: Too often, staff from other departments have a negative view of IT. To change that, IT departments need to understand the needs of the rest of the workforce, listen to continuous feedback from their colleagues, and ensure that tech changes improve daily work conditions.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, best practice, relationship
December 14, 2021

 
Managers must do more than be straight shooters and do hard work to gain their team’s trust. What’s also needed are small gestures of kindness that lets their teams know they care. Read more from a passage of “Trust Me - Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World.”
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, best practice, practices and processes
December 6, 2021

 
More tickets, less human contact is a recipe for burnout. Here are some concrete suggestions for how to help ensure your IT support team isn’t feeling overwhelmed. It may take a different strategy to dig out of the mountain of tickets, but it’s better than risking attrition.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice, remote support tools, relationship
December 2, 2021

 
We all know that we have two weeks, at most, to fill a position, but too often we are stuck either hiring warm bodies or putting extra workload on our team. It’s better to prepare for the inevitable departures. Here’s how.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice, remote support tools, relationship
December 2, 2021

 
Initiatives to integrate chatbots or voice recognition tools that do not take the customer’s experience into account may be doomed to failure. Here’s why taking the time to map out the customer journey may save a lot of headaches for automation efforts.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice
December 2, 2021

 

 

According to recent insights from Omdia, there is “serious strategic intent from organizations to invest in … enterprise service management (ESM), demonstrating that the practice is no longer just an aspiration for many organizations and is becoming a reality...

Tag(s): webinars, support models, supportworld, self-service, self-service tools, knowledge management
December 2, 2021