Budgets are tight in the post-COVID-19 era. It will be more important than ever to ensure that you can justify every line item. Here are five tips for telling the story of your proposed budget in a way that creates a conversation and gets results.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service desk, service management, best practice, business alignment, capacity management, cost models
February 1, 2021

 
In a time when our teams are spread out geographically, it’s more important than ever to employ new tools and best practices for collaboration and support. Such collaboration can create many advantages for your team, each team member, and your bottom line.
Tag(s): supportworld, coaching, collaboration, communications skills, communications technology
January 26, 2021

 
Good leaders build strong relationships with those who report to them, and that requires being open and honest in your conversations. Here’s how one manager cemented a relationship that has lasted throughout a career by sharing a moment of heartbreak.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, people
January 6, 2021

 
There is so much more information that can be gleaned from metrics beyond the raw numbers offered about self-help page views. In this second installment of the Self-Service Metrics series, Chris Chagnon offers key steps to take to turn data into action.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, quality management, metrics and measurements
January 5, 2021

 
Too often, new initiatives are derailed because frontline workers have not been brought in for input at the early stages of planning. If you include employee input, your organization might benefit, as employees will feel valued and want to see new processes succeed.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, training, quality management
January 4, 2021

 
The savings service desks see from preventing tickets go beyond direct support costs.
Tag(s): supportworld, metrics and measurements, costs, business value, service desk
December 30, 2020

 
A well-done value stream map helps organizations understand what the customer values and the most efficient way of delivering that value.
Tag(s): supportworld, service desk, continual service improvement, business value, support center, service management, customer experience
December 28, 2020

 
Phyllis Drucker offers a bit of help identifying IT improvements that will take your service up a notch.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, customer experience, framework and methodologies, desktop support
December 22, 2020

 
Change management should focus less on outputs and more on the desired outcomes the organization requires of change.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, change management, business value, agile, devops, ITIL
December 17, 2020

 
The Change Advisory Board inadvertently can create a crutch that gets in the way of members of an organization taking accountability for proposed initiatives. Here are the reasons why that might be, and what to do to combat those fears.
Tag(s): supportworld, problem management, change management
December 16, 2020