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The Office Olympian

Like many people around the world every night this week I have been drawn to my television to watch the Olympics. How every 4 years I can be drawn into watching sports that I show little interest in other than on a 4 year interval is beyond me.

What Happens to Your Customer Surveys - Management Metric or Transformational?

Chris Dellen

Recently, I led a CX journey mapping session for a client. I was helping them map their customer survey process. For many organizations, this is a giant black hole.

5 Steps to Improve Technology Adoption in Your Contact Center

Christy Green

I got a new laptop for work a month or so ago and it came with Windows 10 and Office 2013. I’m sure there are some fantastic new capabilities that came along with that upgrade, but…. it’s different. Different enough that some of the functionality that I used without even thinking about in the past is now something I have to figure out how to do, and that’s frustrating. To me, not only is it different, but I can’t see anything that seems better.

Do Customers Really Want to be Delighted?

Christy Green

For years we’ve been reading about the necessity of delighting our customers. The definition of delight is “to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment; to please highly.” I’d say creating the state of delight is a high bar, and often unachievable because delight is subjective.

5 Tips to Boost Customer Experience

Carla Kraus

It only takes one poor customer experience to tarnish a company’s brand. Typically, it’s your front line employees (a receptionist, cashier or customer service agent) who will make or break a customer’s experience.

 

Rockets and Contact Centers

Like many children at an early age, I was fascinated by NASA, outer space and the speed of technology change. As an adult I continue to watch the industry and am blown away by the actions of one specific entrepreneur in the segment, Elon Musk and his company SpaceX. For those of us working within the service and customer support industry there is huge opportunity to grow through the experiences we see outside of our industry segment.

See What's New in Modern Customer Service

Christy Green

Recently I was able to attend Oracle’s Modern Service Experience, a three day event focused on best practices for delivering consistent and positive, cross-channel customer service.

Right Channeling – Simultaneously Reduce Cost and Increase Customer Satisfaction

Chris Dellen

A concept that has always intrigued me is uncovering ways to reduce customer support costs and yet at the same time increase customer satisfaction. Or as I like to put it “double dipping”. Yes, it truly is possible. No, I’m not crazy!

3 Reasons to Implement Web Self-Service

Christy Green

We have been talking about the future of self-service for years now, but guess what? The future is here. It’s right now. According to a Forrester December 2015 survey:

5 Reasons to Consider Adding SMS as a Support Channel

Christy Green

Just like 91% of Americans, I have my cell phone within arm’s reach at all times. (There’s no judgement here, I’m just stating a fact!). I also admit to personally contributing to the 23 billion text messages sent per day worldwide - that’s 16 million messages sent per minute!

According to a November 2014 Gallup survey, sending and receiving text messages is the most prevalent form of communication for Americans younger than 50. Based on my own personal survey, I’d say younger than 60.

With all that said, it’s time to consider text enabling your contact center. Here are 5 good reasons to do it now: