These days, most companies have hectic social schedules. From baby showers to retirement parties, cross-generational events like these are examples of how diverse our workforce is right now. Many of us are lamenting the fact that ...
Tag(s): future of support, workforce enablement, supportworld

 
Is this the year the walls around IT and support finally come down, once and for all? There is a well-recognized chasm in many enterprises. On one side are the engineers and support people who keep the organization on the technological cutting edge; on the other is ...
Tag(s): workforce enablement, business of support, supportworld

 
In this article, I will present ten engagement techniques you can use to impress upon your employees the importance of their contributions and help them align their activities with your company’s strategies and vision. As you review the techniques, keep in mind that many can’t be performed...
Tag(s): workforce enablement, incentives, supportworld

 
For some people, being a leader means being in command of others. However, while it’s true that leaders often end up having the power of command, good leadership starts with internal qualities. A person who is inspirational, understands others, shares powerful ideas, and invests other people...
Tag(s): leadership, supportworld

 
There are leaders at every level in an organization, and HDI has long recognized the value each individual brings to a team and each team brings to the IT organization. We're so proud of all of our HDI 2015 award winners!
Tag(s): people, membership, culture, community, supportworld

 
The blending of Millenials, Gen Xers, Gen Yers, Baby Boomers and those of us born on the cusp of any of these groupings calls for a level of management expertise with which many are just not equipped.
Tag(s): diversity, knowledge management, supportworld

 
Effective communication is one of the most essential business (and life) skills. These seven steps will help you strengthen the transfer of information and prevent communication gaps.
Tag(s): service desk, desktop support, communications skills, supportworld

 
When the service disruption has been significant, it is often appropriate to send out a communication to the affected users and other stakeholders providing them information about what, when, why, and how the service disruption occurred, along with what was done to restore the service and...
Tag(s): service management, problem management, ITSM, communications skills

 
When budgets are tight, it’s important that you spend money on training that builds the skills you need at the levels you need them.
Tag(s): workforce enablement, workforce enablement, training, supportworld, service desk, support center, framework and methodologies, framework

 
When you get comfortable, things become routine. Magic can only happen when you step outside your comfort zone. So, should you consider swapping jobs?
Tag(s): workforce enablement, professional development, case study