Coaching the Coach

Contact Center Pipeline

Our coaches occupy the most critical blocks on our organizational charts. Wedged between those who set the policies for handling customers and those who carry out those policies, it is our coaches—supervisors mostly, but also trainers, QA staff and others—who translate objectives to behaviors. Coaching calibration call center call monitoring coaching contact center supervisor training

Coaching Automated: Improving Agent Engagement Pays Off

Contact Center Pipeline

Technology agent engagement call center coaching contact center training workforce automation workforce optimizationWhen the topic of automation comes up, people often ask about the impact on agent engagement.

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How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

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Tips and Techniques for Coaching Success

Contact Center Pipeline

Coaching agents is arguably the most critical responsibility for frontline contact center management. Effective coaching is known to foster agent engagement, reinforce and expand critical skillsets, boost productivity and deliver higher performance for the individual, operation and company. Coaching agent development call center career path coaching contact center employee engagement performance management

Training vs. Coaching: Which Is Better?

Contact Center Pipeline

Training and coaching are two different approaches, but people often use the words interchangeably—and even worse, they use the tactics interchangeably. To coach is to help the learner use those tools to achieve maximum effectiveness. […]. Training & Development agent development call center coaching contact center training

12 Tips to Find Time for Coaching

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer experience, employee engagement and sales results are driven by effective coaching. Coaching helps develop your agents’ skills. However, coaching needs to be done on a consistent basis. Coaching agent development call center coaching contact center time managementDone right, it also improves morale and employee retention. You wouldn’t exercise just once in a lifetime and say that you were done. The same is true […].

Transitioning from agent manager to coach

Tethr

But in today’s bustling work environment, supervisors are struggling to find the time needed to effectively coach staff for continual performance improvement. Coaching is more important than ever before in today’s call center environment, as calls continue to increase in complexity.

The Number One Factor in Your Contact Center’s Success

Speaker: Jim Rembach, President of Call Center Coach

Join us for this insightful webinar with Jim Rembach, President at Call Center Coach, and learn about the single most important factor in the success of your contact center!

Coaching is a Matter of Priorities, Not Time

Integrity Solutions

When you have the confidence, comfort level and commitment, it’s a lot easier to make coaching a priority. The session focused on Developing a Coaching Culture for Higher Performance and offered a deep dive into our new research on coaching. Establishing a Coaching Culture.

Coaching? Don’t Make Your Agents Defend Stupidity

Contact Center Pipeline

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How Can A Coaching Culture Attract (and Keep) Top Talent?

Integrity Solutions

A high-performance coaching culture can separate your firm from the pack and become a powerful differentiator when you’re competing for top players. How a Coaching Culture Attracts (and Keeps) Top Talent. The best players want to play for the best coaches. The reality is, regardless of their skill level or knowledge, few people rise to the top of their game without having coaches to guide, encourage and challenge them. These coaches: help people become their best.

A 3-Step Guide for Integrating Coaching into the Call Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Coaching call center coaching contact centerThere is no question that managers wield a powerful sword. In fact, 75% of voluntary turnover is attributed to poor employee-manager relationships. You read that right: Three out of every four people who voluntarily leave a company do so because of poor management.) So how can call center managers—and, by extension, their companies—avoid the same […].

60-Day Plan: Practical Upgrades for Your Remote Contact Center -- a Webinar Replay

Speaker: Roger Lee, VP Customer Success, Gridspace

As a result of COVID-19, contact centers are grappling with new challenges related to a remote agent workforce: agent absenteeism, long hold times, poor home internet and audio quality, less oversight, and new security and privacy risks -- all on top of unique customer demands. During this conversation, Roger Lee, VP of Customer Success at Gridspace, will share practical tips for how software can solve these problems in less than 60 days

Create a Coaching Culture

Contact Center Pipeline

Mention the word “coaching,” and most contact center professionals might think of the supervisor-to-agent feedback session that takes place as part of the QM process. However, many companies are now embracing an “ask, don’t tell” approach to their daily communication to stimulate creative thinking, gain buy-in and empower employees. This is the essence of a […]. Culture call center communication contact center culture empowerment

Coaching: The Radical Next Steps

Contact Center Pipeline

Remember when “coaching” was represented by reports shoved in front of agents with lots of red circles accompanied by motivating messages like, “Good quality, but you need to get that adherence rate up to speed!”? Coaching call center coaching contact center performance improvement training

Coaching Your Salespeople off Plateaus

Integrity Solutions

Here’s how coaching can help them get back on track and hit their numbers again. Coaching your people around these two areas can help them release their inner achievement drive so they can get back on track and hit their numbers again. It’s your job as a coach to help them recognize their self-talk is just talk. Coach salespeople to do the activities that will drive the results they want, and reward and recognize the effort rather than the result.

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How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

Trust-Destructors: Top 5 Ways to Ruin Engagement with Your Coaching Practices - ICMI Featured Contributor Article

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Top 10 Reasons Call Center Coaching Fails to Improve Customer Experience, Employee Morale, Performance and Retention

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4 Ways to Adapt Your Coaching Style to the Needs of Your People

Integrity Solutions

Coach accordingly… You’ve been coaching one of your salespeople and you think you’ve made good, clear points. It’s like they’re not hearing you during sales coaching sessions. If you’re a sales manager and coach, then you probably know this feeling.

Powering coaching opportunities with the Agent Impact Score

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Innovations in AI and machine learning can help identify specific agent behaviors that need coaching. Powering agent coaching opportunities. A Fortune 1000 retailer is using AIS to power agent coaching opportunities. As a result, the coaching opportunity was lost as the agent believes that this was a one-off, and his performance doesn’t really change. With this understanding, he can be more effectively coached to improve.

4 Strategies to Boost Agent Productivity

Speaker: Melissa Pollock, Customer Success Officer, AmplifAI

As companies continue to seek every competitive advantage available, organizations must explore new avenues for increasing productivity. With new technologies and emerging methods, managers must be both proactive and relevant in order to keep their agents engaged. This webinar will explore 4 strategies that contact center leaders can use to keep their agents and supervisors ahead of the productivity curve.

Does Your Sales Coaching Strategy Need a Reality Check?

Integrity Solutions

To develop your sales coaching strategy, you first need to understand where your organization’s level of coaching is right now. Figuring out your sales coaching strategy has become a hot topic in business today, and for good reason. Managers decide whether or not to coach.

Recipe for coaching agents in 30 minutes per day

SharpenCX

The key ingredient to a top-performing team of agents is an all-star coach. They’re the coaches who know that actionable and relevant feedback have a profound impact on their team, so they make it their priority.

New Frontline Leaders: Coaching Skills Are Critical

Contact Center Pipeline

Coaching is a key role for frontline supervisors, yet few newly promoted contact center leaders receive formal training in coaching techniques. New supervisors who haven’t been instructed in the whys and hows of coaching often make the mistake of focusing on an agent’s quality monitoring results and trying to coach individuals to improve the score […]. Supervisor Development agent development coaching leadership supervisor training

Belief Boundaries: Coaching as a Powerful Way to Unlock Potential

Integrity Solutions

Coaching is pivotal to sales success. It’s now well-established that a strong coaching culture is something high-performing companies have in common. In study after study, coaching is shown to play a key role in driving sales performance and revenue achievement.

What Do Your Employees Need to Provide Outstanding Customer Experiences?

Speaker: Laura Sikorski, Contact Center Consultant

Join us for an insightful webinar with Laura Sikorski where she will provide guidance on how to be sure your organization is reacting to the new digital-savvy customer. Our new world is multi-channel, omnichannel, cross-channel, and even channel-agnostic.

Coaching Your Salespeople off Plateaus

Integrity Solutions

Here’s how coaching can help them get back on track and hit their numbers again. Coaching your people around these two areas can help them release their inner achievement drive so they can get back on track and hit their numbers again. It’s your job as a coach to help them recognize their self-talk is just talk. Coach salespeople to do the activities that will drive the results they want, and reward and recognize the effort rather than the result.

How Northridge Performance Coaching Drives Instant Results

Northridge Group

Coaching and Training mystery shopping performance coachingConsumers are facing an explosion of choices. In the 1990s, the average grocery store carried 7,000 items. Today’s grocery stores carry 40,000 items. The internet allows consumers to compare car insurance rates in seconds, discover a new makeup product by watching a social media star on YouTube, or get recommendations for plumbers from 500 of their closest friends.

Understanding Human Behavior Styles Can Improve Sales, Coaching and Leadership

Integrity Solutions

Whether you’re a coach or a salesperson, if your communication approach is overly tilted toward your own dominant human Behavior Style, you risk ignoring or failing to connect with the other person and what they care about most. While you may already be familiar with Behavior Styles and how they apply to sales and coaching situations, the shift to remote work — not to mention the stress many are under — has added a new dimension to the way we interact.

Sales Management Coaching Skills For Growing Tech Companies

Integrity Solutions

Beyond Management 101, Sales Coaching Builds Company Culture. And there’s one specific management responsibility that can unlock all three: coaching. Why Tech Sales Managers Need To Understand Coaching. Yet our own research shows that most sales managers (76% of those surveyed) do little to no coaching at all. Some may feel uncomfortable providing constructive feedback, so they avoid doing it, while many simply don’t know what feedback and coaching really look like.

Best Practices for Keeping Remote Employees Engaged

Speaker: Dave Hoekstra, Calabrio

The benefits of a strong quality assurance program stretch far beyond the walls of the contact center, but in recent times of remote working, you may be struggling to assess agent performance and keep employees engaged. As your brand’s voice on the front line, it’s imperative to find new and unique ways to keep your remote agents motivated to maintain performance and deliver quality customer care.

The Residual Benefits of Working With a Call Coach

CallSource Insights

Sure, call coaches help you improve phone skills – but the lingering effects can also make it well worth your time, too. Sure, coaches will help your employees develop their abilities to set more appointments – but it doesn’t stop there. Call Coaching Call Handling Skills

Contact centers: The case for coaching and The Quality Conversation

Robert Davis

Let’s talk about the value of a coach in someone’s life. A coach can do that. At every level of sports, we see coaches who help the team perform and do what they can. Individuals are searching for coaches as personal trainers or as life coaches.

Frontline Coaches: Ask Don’t Tell

Contact Center Pipeline

Despite the critical role that they play in employee satisfaction and retention, frontline supervisors often are not provided with the training on how to drive engagement through coaching. New supervisors tend to approach agent coaching with the notion that the agents who are underperforming can be “fixed,” says Christine Frishholz, managing director of The Cicerone Group, […].

5 Keys to Effective Coaching

Etech

Coaching employees is important for continuity of an organization. Are you taking time to coach the middle-level managers to be great leaders, maybe even better than you are? A coach (you) is someone who trains and teaches, therefore, coaching is helping others to develop, improve, and learn new skills. Business coaching leads to empowered personnel, therefore increasing their productivity. Coaching focuses on helping, not controlling.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

implementing new coaching and training within. New Study Reveals Reliance on Too Few. Data Sources; Organizations Likely Missing. Opportunities to Meet the Real Needs of. Customers Tweet this The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite Why Contact Center Analytics is Key to Identifying Opportunities for Growth 2 | Business Transformation and Analytics: Driving Change in a Customer-Centric World We read constantly about the need to adapt or die—and that “digital.