Too often, we are measuring metrics that matter to IT service and support, but not to the business’s bottom line. Here’s a look at why some traditional IT metrics fall short when it comes to creating alignment between IT departments and a business.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, customer satisfaction, customer experience, metrics and measurements, methodology
July 28, 2021

 
There has been a lot of disruption in the last two years, but the fundamentals of good service don’t change. Now that the dust has settled from the initial wave of change, take stock to make sure your tech solutions are making life easier for customers and clients.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, customer satisfaction, customer experience
July 22, 2021

 
Cybersecurity pros are in high demand, but you don’t necessarily need to drop everything and go back to school to become one. Here's how one system administrator developed his own personal online night school curriculum to gain the expertise for a successful security career.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, security management, training, best practice, culture
July 7, 2021

 
A poignant movie distills an important lesson for one IT service and support industry road warrior, and causes him to redefine what is important in life. After all, he said, nobody on their deathbed ever said, "I wish I spent more time at work.”
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, community, culture
June 29, 2021

 
Bad service calls become the stuff of internet legend, and they should be avoided at all costs. Here’s an argument for ditching the script or step-by-step procedure when the situation clearly warrants it, and meeting the psychological needs of your clients or customers.
Tag(s): best practice, supportworld, business of support, customer experience, customer satisfaction, customer service
June 16, 2021

 
Here is a way to assess your mission statement to ensure it acts as a north star to good outcomes for both your organization and your customers. Here, we also provide criteria for a solid mission statement. Take the quiz and see where you land.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, business of support, community, culture, employee engagement
June 10, 2021

 
We ask five questions of NJ Robinson, who serves as Deputy Director of the 794th Communications Squadron of the United States Air Force. He suggests that flexibility and soft skills are keys for longevity and success in the IT service and support industries.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, business of support, community, culture, employee engagement
June 9, 2021

 
The world of IT is constantly evolving and with it, IT positions. However, there's no one path that will suit all organizations. Here, IT thought leaders share how they think the titles and roles will evolve in the near future.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, business of support, community, culture, employee engagement
June 8, 2021

 
At a time when budgets are being stretched thin, the needs for 24/7 IT services is growing. Managed IT services may help bridge the gap between what is needed and what is affordable for many small- or mid-sized businesses.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business alignment, business of support, business value, capacity management
June 3, 2021

 
The benefits of microshifts can reach far beyond maintaining staffing levels. The practice can be utilized as a way to build up goodwill and create a sense of mission among employees, and can even help expose your future leadership to new parts of the organization.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, workforce enablement, staffing, scheduling
May 24, 2021