Why are so many of us good at achieving work-related goals and not personal ones? It might be because we’re not strategizing in the same way. Here are some suggestions.
Tag(s): best practice, tools, motivation, supportworld
January 24, 2022

In a digital and remote age, it’s often more difficult than ever to be understood. Here are some tips to improve your chances with colleagues and clients.
Tag(s): best practice, business intelligence, communications skills, communications technology, supportworld
January 18, 2022

Best of HDI in 2021 - #9: Too often, staff from other departments have a negative view of IT. To change that, IT departments need to understand the needs of the rest of the workforce, listen to continuous feedback from their colleagues, and ensure that tech changes improve daily work conditions.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, best practice, relationship
December 14, 2021

Managers must do more than be straight shooters and do hard work to gain their team’s trust. What’s also needed are small gestures of kindness that lets their teams know they care. Read more from a passage of “Trust Me - Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World.”
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, best practice, practices and processes
December 6, 2021

Initiatives to integrate chatbots or voice recognition tools that do not take the customer’s experience into account may be doomed to failure. Here’s why taking the time to map out the customer journey may save a lot of headaches for automation efforts.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice
December 2, 2021

More tickets, less human contact is a recipe for burnout. Here are some concrete suggestions for how to help ensure your IT support team isn’t feeling overwhelmed. It may take a different strategy to dig out of the mountain of tickets, but it’s better than risking attrition.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice, remote support tools, relationship
December 2, 2021

We all know that we have two weeks, at most, to fill a position, but too often we are stuck either hiring warm bodies or putting extra workload on our team. It’s better to prepare for the inevitable departures. Here’s how.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, customer experience, best practice, remote support tools, relationship
December 2, 2021


Implementing role-based provisioning can help large organizations address common pain points and better secure private data, but implementation requires careful planning and takes time to get right.

Join industry leader Phyllis Drucker on January 25 for this HDI...

Tag(s): webinars, supportworld, human resources, people, performance management, staffing
December 2, 2021

A lifelong quest to find the universal values all humans seek out leads an IT manager to understand the importance of taking the hard stances to best support a team or a company. Here’s why he thinks courage might be the most important trait in this industry.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, change management
November 22, 2021

Change management is a wonderful process...until it isn’t. Here, an IT service and support pro who is well versed in this process describes a few things that go wrong, and provides tips for how to avoid these common pitfalls.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, change management
November 18, 2021