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The Latest from SupportWorld

 
As AI automates much of the grunt work of the traditional IT Service Desk, Mike Hanson argues that its mission should broaden to include ticket service that can coordinate service requests for everything from facilities management to HR matters.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, technology, service desk, service desk technology, service management
January 12, 2021

 
In the coming year, businesses will shift to a hybrid virtual/physical workplace for the long term, and IT service providers will need to adapt to meet the needs of this changing workplace. Here are some suggestions for how to do that.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, technology, service desk, service desk technology, service management
January 11, 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

 
The savings service desks see from preventing tickets go beyond direct support costs.
Tag(s): supportworld, metrics and measurements, costs, business value, service desk
December 30, 2020

 
Jeff Rumburg tackles one of the most widely tracked metrics in the technical support industry, Average Speed of Answer.
Tag(s): supportworld, metrics and measurements, cost per ticket, service desk
December 29, 2020

 
A well-done value stream map helps organizations understand what the customer values and the most efficient way of delivering that value.
Tag(s): supportworld, service desk, continual service improvement, business value, support center, service management, customer experience
December 28, 2020

 
The value of a good problem management practice is more than just identifying and resolving causes of incidents.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, problem management, ITIL
December 27, 2020

 
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


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