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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...

 

 
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

 
IT service and support is all about working with technology, but sometimes teams may resist automation to their processes. Here is an argument for how ITSM automation might benefit a team by streamlining processes and increasing chances for customer feedback.
Tag(s): supportworld, service desk, automation, ITIL, ITSM
December 9, 2020

 
At a time when so much is unknown, it is more vital than ever to strengthen the leadership skills that can help you steer your team through murky waters. Here are three concepts of leadership to consider as you retool for 2021.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, quality management, professional development, project management, relationship, communications skills
December 8, 2020

 
An overview of how to construct training that meets your company’s specific needs and budget, with tips on how to get approval for the program, how to work within a tight budget, and what alternatives to consider to the traditional outside trainer.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, training, quality management
December 7, 2020

 
The only way for managers to help their team stay engaged is to stay engaged themselves. Here are some suggestions for ways to keep the batteries recharged in the face of so many demands on your time as a team leader.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, performance management, process management, professional development, project management
December 2, 2020

 
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
November 30, 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

 
Too often, the service and support industry has a take-it-or-leave-it attitude, and neglects to ask what the customer wants and needs. Don’t just rely on customer surveys after resolved tickets - have conversations often, and keep asking how you can make the experience better.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, customer experience, communications skills, customer service, customer-satisfaction-measurement, customer satisfaction
November 16, 2020