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The Technical Support Center of the Future 

Today’s consumers have at their fingertips more tools for communication, collaboration, and creativity than were hardly even imagined just a decade or two ago. But as technology evolves and becomes even more integral to business operations, technical support centers likely will need more diversified skill sets, including staff with nontechnical skills, to meet the needs of their organizations in the future. Learn more...

 

 
As AI automates much of the grunt work of the traditional IT Service Desk, Mike Hanson argues that its mission should broaden to include ticket service that can coordinate service requests for everything from facilities management to HR matters.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, technology, service desk, service desk technology, service management
January 12, 2021

 
In the coming year, businesses will shift to a hybrid virtual/physical workplace for the long term, and IT service providers will need to adapt to meet the needs of this changing workplace. Here are some suggestions for how to do that.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, technology, service desk, service desk technology, service management
January 11, 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Inclusion is not just a box to be checked off for a public relations advantage. A diverse and inclusive workforce offers advantages to the bottom line for a business. Learn how to enlist frontline workers for the best results with any inclusion initiative.
Tag(s): supportworld, communications skills, customer service, ethics, people, best practice, collaboration
December 16, 2020