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

 
We asked you who were your mentors and gurus in the IT service and support industry, and you responded. Now, we present to you our list of the top thought leaders who helped us navigate a turbulent year and a changing landscape.
Tag(s): supportworld, service desk, service management, customer service, ethics, HDI, ITSM, ITIL, leadership
January 27, 2021

 
A service call should never be just a service call. Instead, it can be an opportunity to gather important information about the in-field experience of your customers and clients with your tech products. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the customer experience.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service desk, service management, service delivery
January 20, 2021

 
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