New AI may now be able to take on repetitive managerial tasks. Here’s a case for utilizing new automation tools to ensure that your organization’s processes and procedures are followed efficiently and correctly, and an introductory overview of workflow automation.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business continuity, business of support, customer service, security management
April 28, 2021

 
E-commerce sales are booming, and businesses have chosen expediency over security as they raced to keep up with customer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the dust now settles on that sea change, it pays to find ways to make sure every transaction is secure.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business continuity, business of support, customer service, security management
April 28, 2021

 
Recently, Michael Hanson has been sharing his wisdom of the best practices to help continual process improvement be successful. In this article, he details SIPOC (+CM), Pareto sheets, decision matrices, and Failure Mode Effects Analysis, giving a good overview of each.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, continual service improvement
April 26, 2021

 
Do you know your clients’ pain points? Have you walked a mile in their shoes? An analyst suggests that the process of mapping out the customer’s journey can provide critical insight into what can go wrong, and help solve problems before they arise.
Tag(s): supportworld, customer service, customer satisfaction, customer experience
April 19, 2021

 
The best way to retain customer loyalty is to avoid complications in the customer experience. Here is a suggestion for a hands-on approach for troubleshooting potential issues that customers may have experienced, with examples of how this approach has been implemented.
Tag(s): supportworld, costs, ITSM, IT service management, business intelligence, business of support, cost models, customer service
April 6, 2021

 
Too often sales and service were siloed from each other, but that should change, says one analyst. Ivan Moore argues that we need to adapt to be more agile, and train service teams to help cross-sell after fulfilling a customer service request.
Tag(s): supportworld, costs, ITSM, IT service management, business intelligence, business of support, cost models, customer service
April 5, 2021

 
Every organization needs an IT department, but many smaller orgs can’t afford the cost of the staffing necessary to meet IT needs. Some organizations are employing on-demand, outside help to augment their internal IT needs. Here is a look at the possible advantages of this approach.
Tag(s): supportworld, business value, collaboration, cloud computing, remote support tools, rightsourcing, support industry
March 23, 2021

 
A shift to team leader requires a new skill set that many people must develop with on-the-job practice. Here are actions to take daily to help develop success in your direct reports, and show that you have what it takes to move up the managerial ladder.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, communications skills, employee engagement
March 22, 2021

 
In a turbulent year, the last thing you need is high turnover at your IT service and support desks. Here are some strategies to help employees feel they can do meaningful work. If employed correctly, these ideas likely will lead to a win-win situation for employees and clients.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, employee satisfaction, employee engagement, multichannel support
February 24, 2021

 
We’ve read through many worthy applications from the world of IT service and support organizations, and are pleased to announce who has made it to the second round of competition. Stay tuned to learn who will be crowned the winners at SupportWorld Live.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture
February 22, 2021