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"Your Call Is Important to Us": Customer Service vs. Customer Experience 

The customer experience is spread across the organization, beyond IT, making it much harder to envision and manage effectively. As a result, many companies have fallen into the trap of providing inadequate and sometimes downright poor support to their customers. Read more...


Every support organization is judged on how well it provides service to its customers. But facilitating a positive customer experience is equally vital, not only for the organization but also for the analysts handling incidents and issues.
Tag(s): customer satisfaction

As companies have focused on improving processes and gaining greater efficiencies, one key area that has suffered is the customer experience, which is the sum of every connection an organization has with its internal and external customers across all channels and every touchpoint.
Tag(s): customer experience, customer satisfaction, supportworld

We all have customers: internal or external, public or private sector, investors or shareholders. Regardless of who our customers are, we need to not only provide them with an excellent product or an exceptional service, we must also ...
Tag(s): customer service, customer-satisfaction-measurement, metrics and measurements, supportworld

Many support organizations aspire to implement good self-service solutions; not all succeed. Here are a few tips to help you impress your users and your stakeholders.
Tag(s): customer experience, customer service, self-service

The vast majority of customer care involves limiting the interruptions that send customers to your service desk in the first place. Proactive IT enables the organization to avoid detours, prevent incidents, and address or fix problems before they impact the customer.
Tag(s): customer experience, customer satisfaction, customer-satisfaction-measurement, supportworld

If we don’t carefully design and provide compelling community experiences, our customers will inevitably try to create them anyway, without our intervention and with unpredictable results. Thankfully, we have an opportunity today to be proactive and create the best possible customer...
Tag(s): customer experience, supportworld

Customer surveys enable us to validate our assumptions about the “voice of the customer,” and they give us feedback we can use to accelerate our design, development, or refinement of services to effectively and continually meet our customers’ needs. But collecting meaningful survey data is ...
Tag(s): customer service, customer survey tools, ITIL, supportworld

Everyone, from executives to frontline employees, tells me the same thing: When people report on issues or projects, they usually provide way, way too much information—the dreaded TMI. So how do we solve the problem? By using my Inquire to Influence™ strategies, you’ll be able to connect and...
Tag(s): communications skills, business value

Knowledge has exploded, and by that I mean, knowledge is everywhere. Knowledge is accessible. Knowledge has been democratized, crowdsourced, repurposed, remixed, and regurgitated. Where knowledge was once scarce, it is now abundant. Where knowledge was once controlled, it is now free. It’s taken...
Tag(s): KM, knowledge management, social media, social IT, crowdsourcing

Implementing mobile customer service is like training for a marathon. You can’t expect to sprint to the finish without first laying a little groundwork. Just as a marathon training plan sets you up for success long after the race is over, a mobile strategy provides benefits that extend far...
Tag(s): customer service, future of support, mobile device support