Jeff Rumburg explains why ticket backlog is an important metric to measure, illustrates how to measure it, and suggests some performance targets.
Tag(s): supportworld, metrics and measurements, workforce enablement
January 19, 2021

 
Keep your team from spreading itself too thin and show the C-suite that you are aligned with company goals at the same time. Here are ways to reflect on whether your team is pulling toward bigger goals, and how to keep everyone engaged in those goals.
Tag(s): supportworld, business intelligence, communications skills, people, teamwork, practices and processes, process, productivity
January 19, 2021

 
In 2020, leaders too often saw technology as an all-encompassing tool to replicate the in-office environment at home. The truth is that technology can never replace the need for leadership to set expectations and to provide a human touch to the work-at-home environment.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, business intelligence, communications skills, people, teamwork, technology
January 18, 2021

 
The most bulletproof business continuity plan doesn’t take into account the human factor of stressful, taxing events. Take a moment to see how you are best supporting your team in emotional times, and invest time into helping them feel supported.
Tag(s): supportworld, communications skills, employee engagement, people
January 13, 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

 
Customers, either internal or external, are people first. Treat them as such and you will stand a better chance of providing quality service, even when things go wrong. Here are seven tips for IT service professionals to communicate with customers with empathy.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, service quality, customer experience, customer service, communications skills
December 26, 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

 
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