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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
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
The ever-accelerating pace of technological change continues to push CIOs to adapt quickly or run the risk of finding themselves outmaneuvered by their competition. Whether it’s determining how best to leverage mobile apps, weighing the risks and benefits of cloud computing/storage, or...
Tag(s): future of support, supportworld
As the face of IT, the support organization plays a significant role in the customer’s overall experience and perception of IT. In recent years, many organizations have found that their internal customers’ expectations have evolved; they now expect—if not demand—the usability, self-help tools,...
Tag(s): IT service management, ITSM, customer experience, supportworld
Sending people to ITIL training and buying tools that promise “out of the box” ITIL are no guarantee of success. Flexibility and creativity are required to make change happen across the organization. This, in turn, requires people to be ready and willing to change, and this won’t happen by...
Tag(s): ITSM, supportworld
The transition from the twentieth to the twenty-first century has been incredible. The emergence and integration of developing technologies into our day-to-day lives work lives and personal spaces has changed the potential of our species. It’s been a powerful renaissance, with mankind...
Tag(s): workforce enablement, future of support, supportworld
How well do you know your customers? Do you understand their expectations around technology and its support? The fact is, these expectations change depending on age and exposure to technology. Consider the terminology you see in popular media concerning each successive generation: Baby Boomers,...
Tag(s): future of support, customer experience, supportworld
Service desks come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the needs of those they serve. Service offerings, KPIs, and service level targets will vary, and some will meet those needs better than others, providing not just business value but a partnership based on common goals. However, what holds...
Tag(s): service desk, support industry, supportworld
When Hurricane Katrina crashed upon the Gulf Coast in 2005, the IS organization at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, operated by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS), sprang into full disaster mode, mustering the troops in its Baton Rouge data center to keep...
Tag(s): business continuity, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, teamwork, supportworld
Customer surveys enable us to validate our assumptions about the “voice of the customer,” and they give us feedback we can use to accelerate our design, development, or refinement of services to effectively and continually meet our customers’ needs. But collecting meaningful survey data is ...
Tag(s): customer service, customer survey tools, ITIL, supportworld