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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...

 

 
Culture matters now more than ever, as team members are geographically scattered. Communication about company culture must be as clear as possible for the top down, and organizational culture must be refined and reinforced regularly. Here’s how to ensure your company’s culture thrives during...
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction
October 20, 2020

 
Make an effort to understand the culture and conditions on the ground where your workforce is located, and communicate regularly. Here are a few concrete steps you can take now to make the world a little smaller for your team.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, employee engagement, diversity, IT service management
October 20, 2020

 
Rapid technological advancements and changing needs are requiring a new way to operate when implementing new projects and fostering change. It takes a steady hand and clear vision to ensure success, as execution is everything for so many of today’s critical business initiatives.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, employee engagement, project management
October 12, 2020

 
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