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

 
While AI bias is a real issue, so is racism against an organization’s frontline workers. AI also can be utilized as a tool to combat racism and abuse, and to help us identify when to support team members when a racist incident occurs.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, business intelligence, change management, communications skills, customer service, ethics, incident management, people, problem management
December 1, 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

 
An inclusive customer experience can only be created when companies look inward to make sure the employee experience is as inclusive as possible. Here are some steps to take to ensure both outward and inward inclusion in your company or organization.
Tag(s): supportworld, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, customer experience, customer satisfaction, diversity
November 24, 2020

 
The previous year was a pivotal one for service management, helping the profession prove its worth within companies. The coming year will continue to offer opportunities for digital optimization, enhanced employee experience, more automation, and wider use of knowledge management.
Tag(s): supportworld, chat, automation, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, knowledge management, knowledge-management-systems
November 24, 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

 
Service level agreements are often driven and defined entirely by IT people without collaboration or agreement, and as such they are only concerned with measuring individual IT components, rather than the cumulative sum effect of these, as they are used. Here is a discussion of a different way.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, agile, business alignment, customer satisfaction, framework and methodologies, KPI, practices, relationship
November 11, 2020

 
When employees feel respected and validated – even in times of dramatic change and socially acceptable incivility – those employees serve customers and the company exceptionally well.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, culture, employee engagement, employee satisfaction
November 10, 2020