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2018 Technical Support Practices & Salary Report 

The data reported in the annual Technical Support Practices & Salary Report provides insight into current processes, technologies, metrics, staffing, and salaries in support centers and desktop support. Learn more...

 

 
One of the toughest things an individual can do at work is to challenge another teammate’s ideas or make process improvement recommendations. Here’s a guide for how to create a dignified and effective process for examining ideas with those who report to you and with those who manage you.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, motivation, people, performance management
October 5, 2020

 
Too often, IT improvement initiatives derail because they end up being incremental, have unclear objectives, or are using the wrong metrics. Here’s a case for a “go big or go home” philosophy to continually improving the IT experience for your company.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, employee engagement, change management, incentives, performance management
October 2, 2020

 
A restaurant kitchen may seem like chaos, and yet it functions well even during surges in demand and unexpected challenges. Adaptability, clear communications, and a commitment to an orderly and efficient process help things run smoothly. Many IT departments could learn a thing or two about this.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, agile, capacity management, change management, communications skills
October 1, 2020

 
Data centers have a huge problem - an aging population. Leaders need to find innovative ways to make these fields more attractive so they have a pipeline of resources to backfill this aging population. One way is to think about the process through the lens of potential candidates.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, customer experience, diversity, employee engagement
September 30, 2020

 
A real-world example of how something as small as a separate system of service desk support for the C-suite level can cause real inefficiencies.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, organizational change management, support models, service quality, service strategy
September 17, 2020

 
Knowledge is too often hoarded by individuals and teams. To change this will require a clear signal from the top down that good knowledge management is important and a cultural shift across all teams.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, knowledge management, KM, organizational change management
September 16, 2020

 
Too often, ITSM data can accidentally lead you to the wrong conclusions. Here's how to think through the process of what to measure and how to visualize what you've measured.
Tag(s): supportworld, leadership, best practice, business intelligence, dashboards, reporting, reporting-and-analytics
September 15, 2020

 
The number of women in IT has consistently declined or remained the same since the mid-1990s.
Tag(s): supportworld, workforce enablement, workforce enablement, diversity, business value, leadership
September 10, 2020

 
Knowing a few coding concepts can go a long way toward helping you get the most from your service management platform.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, business value, ITSM
September 3, 2020

 
Follow these three tips to give problem management the importance, priority, and resources needed to deliver business value.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, problem management, ITSM, business value
August 19, 2020