In 2020, leaders too often saw technology as an all-encompassing tool to replicate the in-office environment at home. The truth is that technology can never replace the need for leadership to set expectations and to provide a human touch to the work-at-home environment.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, business intelligence, communications skills, people, teamwork, technology
January 18, 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

 
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

 
Jeff Rumburg tackles one of the most widely tracked metrics in the technical support industry, Average Speed of Answer.
Tag(s): supportworld, metrics and measurements, cost per ticket, service desk
December 29, 2020

 
If the metrics you use look great, but your end users aren’t completely in love with your service, you might be an IT Flat Earther.
Tag(s): supportworld, customer experience, metrics and measurements
December 21, 2020

 
While AI bias is a real issue, so is racism against an organization’s frontline workers. AI also can be utilized as a tool to combat racism and abuse, and to help us identify when to support team members when a racist incident occurs.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, business intelligence, change management, communications skills, customer service, ethics, incident management, people, problem management
December 1, 2020

 
Metrics must reflect the increasing complexity of interconnected systems and services. But they must also do so in a way that shows the forest from the trees. Here is how to create and gather useful metrics about the true customer experience.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, customer-satisfaction-measurement, customer survey tools, dashboards, methodology, metrics and measurements
November 17, 2020

 
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, IT showed incredible innovation and resolve, and silos were broken down between IT and other departments to deliver value to businesses. The question will be how to sustain such innovation now that the crisis has become the new normal.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, employee engagement, business alignment, business of support, communications skills, infrastructure management, infrastructure change management, ITIL, metrics and measurements
November 17, 2020

 
Service level agreements are often driven and defined entirely by IT people without collaboration or agreement, and as such they are only concerned with measuring individual IT components, rather than the cumulative sum effect of these, as they are used. Here is a discussion of a different way.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, agile, business alignment, customer satisfaction, framework and methodologies, KPI, practices, relationship
November 11, 2020

 
Here are instructions for how best to envision the journey of your internal or external clients from the submission of a ticket to the resolution of the problem, and beyond. By undertaking this exercise, you can reduce hurdles to great service.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, practices, business intelligence, communications skills, customer experience, customer satisfaction, customer-satisfaction-measurement, customer service, customer survey tools
October 28, 2020