Seven steps to constructing the marketing departments of the future


Standing still is never an option, and nowhere is this truer than in marketing. A message that cuts to the core of the zeitgeist one day can be passé by the next news cycle.

Global contractor network enlists Taylor Reach in new telephony acquisition

Taylor Reach Group

Call Center Technology Contact Center Technology Press Release Technology Telecommunications #cctr #custserv #Cx #telecom #telephony call center communications construction contact center contractors Customer Experience customer service infrastructure suppliers Taylor Reach Taylor Reach Group TRG

Guest Blog: Surviving Poor Customer Service: 10 Lessons Learned


Sharing some of the customer-service snafus with friends and colleagues, we’ve discovered that these happenings are all too common for the construction industry. Customer Experience Customer Service communication construction industry poor customer service

From Axes to Handbags: Why Customer Like Conspicuous Consumption

Beyond Philosophy

For example, when I think about a construction work site, I picture the black and yellow of the Caterpillar truck parked there. It says to me that the construction company is building something. I just bought a new Mont Blanc pen. I like writing with it.

Your Guide to Offering More Feedback Opportunities to Call Center Clients and Consumers


However, most call center managers only provide feedback from their own point of view, meaning that the constructive criticism that their staff receives is purely from the standpoint of improving within the ranks of the business itself.

4 Facts That Nobody Told You About Coaching Employees

Myra Golden Media

Constructive feedback and discipline should never be a shock to your employees. We coach employees to make them better, and to correct unacceptable performance. In both cases, there are four things you, as a “coach” must do to make coaching bring out behavioral change.

Trying to Hire Millennial Employees for Customer Service Roles? Make Sure You’ve Mastered These 3 Things First.

Myra Golden Media

Offer feedback, both constructive and encouraging, consistently and genuinely, and you’ll be giving Millennials precisely what they’re seeking. And when you’ve hired the best Millennials, give them constant and genuine praise and constructive feedback.

Three Steps to Being Confident and Prepared When Talking to Employees About a Problem

Myra Golden Media

So, last night I had the idea to coach my son using the same three-step method I tell my clients to use when they have to help an employee through a problem or to give someone constructive feedback. Most managers don’t give employees the constructive feedback they need to develop and grow.

It’s Time to Be Rational About Your Irrationality

Beyond Philosophy

We feel frustrated, scared, or stressed, and pounding/pressing/tap-tap-tapping feels satisfying, even though rational thinking dictates this behavior is not constructive—and usually makes it worse! You are irrational. Your friends are. Your manager is. I am, too.

SOFiSTiK | 2018 – presentation day in London

Branch Mesenger

The “SOFiSTiK | 2018 – presentation days” are aimed at entrepreneurs, interested structural engineers, and experienced SOFiSTiK users who want to learn more about the latest developments in construction planning.

Effective Feedback: How to Give Negative Feedback


Some agents may wind up complacent, feeling like they can do no wrong, and they might lose some trust in their leader(s), too, if they are never given any constructive criticism. [.]. The general idea is that positive feedback builds momentum toward positive performance. If positive feedback is all an agent or team hears, though, you can expect diminishing returns.

The Blind RFP


But, what is the methodology used to construct the RFP recipient list? There are dozens of reasons why companies issue an RFP for call center services. Which vendors are on the list and why? Has the client narrowed the list by pre-screening vendors? Or, is the RFP issuer simply casting a wide net to a multitude of suppliers? I’d like to explore the subject of blind vs. pre-qualified RFP distribution and distill different points of view

How to Build a Natively Integrated Call Center in ServiceNow


Understand the top issues enterprises seek to resolve using this 3CLogic-ServiceNow combined offering as we explore the key building blocks that construct this powerful solution, including: Openframe and CTI.

8 Leadership Strategies From An Influencer

Beyond Philosophy

6. Embrace conflict, but make it constructive. Childhood bullying gets a lot of attention these days, but bullying and other bad behavior can be just as destructive in the workplace as on the playground.

5 Reasons Why Chatbots Fail

Call Center Coach

It leverages Supervised Machine Learning in addition to it’s rule-based construction. The 3rd Generation chatbot adds Unsupervised Machine Learning in addition to Supervised Machine Learning and it’s rule-based construction.

Why Don’t People Say What They Mean?

Beyond Philosophy

If you get constructive criticism and then flip out, then the person who told you the truth will learn the lesson that you didn’t mean it (and that they aren’t safe to do so). People do not say what they mean or, it seems, what they are thinking.

Unbelievable Violation By World Renowned Bank – Record Fines!

Beyond Philosophy

If they can construct KPIs that do not push products on customers that don’t want them and reward those that bear this standard, they will have given their organization the cultural makeover it’s clear they need.

55 Improvements I Hope You Make To Your Customer Experience

Myra Golden Media

Give employees constructive feedback on their service interactions. True nobility isn’t about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be. Wayne Dyer said that. Always speak in complete sentences. Don’t say, “Zip code?” Say, “May I have your zip code, please?”.

Free Conversation Starters for Parent Engagement


While this positive reinforcement may sound encouraging, it doesn’t provide the constructive feedback that students need. Help parents engage in their child’s learning with a free printable handout of 17 parent conversation starters.

How to Create the Most Spectacular Customer Service Disasters


There was no way you could construct a crown small enough for them. Or maybe you did construct crowns for your sea monkeys? Humans disappoint one another. We do it all the time. We disappoint when we don’t show up for someone’s big event.

What is call back software?


Before the return call is placed, information about each caller is sent to the agent in advance, thereby streamlining the entire callback process and facilitating positive, constructive conversation.

How to Succeed at Your New Job

Beyond Philosophy

8. Find constructive ways to say “No.” On his first day on the job as U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson stood before a crowd of State Department employees and introduced himself. “Hi, Hi, I’m the new guy.”.

Putting Humanity in Contact Centers

Customer Relationship Metrics

The reasons behind millennials’ desire to enhance their skills and to further their careers is a great opportunity when a constructive process exists. Get a Constructive Process. While technology may have helped to automate these practices, the constructs are relatively the same.

How to Improve Communications with Field Staff


For some types of field staff like farmers or construction workers, for example, one way to do this , according to Professor James Detert of Cornell University, is for management to avoid wearing a shirt and tie when they visit a job site.

De-escalate The Most Demanding and Challenging Customers In 3 Steps

Myra Golden Media

Your aim is to defuse emotion and steer the interaction into constructive dialogue. In a few weeks, I’ll be delivering my popular 3-Step De-escalation Workshop at Customer Contact Week in Las Vegas. Attendees in my session will learn precisely how to de-escalate with extremely challenging customers. If you’re in the Las Vegas area on June 21, check out my course and please say hello to me before or after the workshop.

How to Create Your Punch List for Quick CX Wins


Have you ever lived through a major renovation project or lived through construction of a house or condo? I say “lived through” because it can be harrowing, on a #firstworldproblems level for sure, but harrowing nonetheless.

What can we do to attract candidates for contact center agent job openings?


Here are a few reasons to consider increasing agent pay: Higher-paid agents are likely to be more engaged and invested in the organization’s success, e.g., delivering an elevated customer experience, providing constructive feedback, sharing ideas for innovation, etc. Question: What can we do to attract candidates for contact center agent job openings?

BIM for Reinforced Concrete – Rebar clash prevention

Branch Mesenger

There are many practical reasons why having rebar clashing on a construction site is highly undesired, causes serious project delays and therefore significantly increases project cost.

How to Create a Magical Customer Focused Experience

Dialer 360

This is how to construct and how to deliver it. The words of ground, communicating that people use. Companies also know the exceptional communication translate CX. As because words and phrases are so powerful and it can guide. Behavior towards the customer is matters as negative or positive.

4 Things We Can All Learn from a Retail Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Even in the Business-to-business environment when getting construction equipment serviced, what is the layout of the site? Retailers have been at the forefront for understanding how to use the human brain and emotions to maximize profits from their Customers.

Amazing Business Radio: Josh Liebman


He encourages companies to seek out constructive criticism in order to improve their way of doing business. Josh Liebman Encourages Running Toward Complaints, Not Away From Them. When it comes to receiving complaints, there are many people who would view this as a negative occurrence.

How to Provide Customer Service With Servanthood

Etech GS

When discussing the performance of an employee, always provide constructive feedback if you believe they can improve in a certain area. Regardless of how many employees your call center has, customer service should always be on everyone’s mind at all times.

Hiring Trends That Will Shape 2019

Branch Mesenger

This will be a key theme heading deeper into 2019 and will especially be important to verticals like construction and trades, manufacturing, and the sectors that rely heavily on hourly workers like fast food and retail. The world of work is changing very quickly.

Call Center Quality Assurance Best Practices for Empowering Agents


Encourage coaches to share positive feedback as well as constructive criticism. Call Center Quality Assurance Best Practices for Empowering Agents. 7/23/2018. By Donna Fluss. Contact center quality assurance (QA) remains a high-value application, particularly when it’s done right. Effective QA programs actively engage their agents at all stages of the program, including development, roll-out, calibration and continuous improvement.

The 11 Golden Principles of Contact Center Agent Training

Dialer 360

Develop a constructive feedback apparatus. By adding young talent would be an edgy situation for contact centers. Some of few requirements around which can’t determine a candidate’s abilities and efficiencies. Precise, the fact of new reps is repeatedly hired by contact centers.

Amazing Business Radio: Marilyn Suttle


Hearing from a peer, even if it is constructive feedback, has a better impact on employees. Color Your Customers’ World. How can you create strong customer loyalty while staying inspired?

5 Facts to End the ROI Debate on Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

But I didn’t need those, nor the “religion” I was accused of fostering before, as during our work we’ve helped a number of success stories, including: A Construction company increased its profits by 50% and moved from 4th to 1st in market share by focusing and improving its customer experience.

Bad Reviews for Your Dental Practice? Here’s How to Respond

CallSource Insights

You can turn a negative review into a positive experience for the reviewer and all your potential patients by engaging in a constructive way and showing that you are a genuine business.

A Learner Centered Approach: Retaining Your Tenured Employees Through Client Transition

Call Center Weekly

Recognize every contribution by paraphrasing or clarifying your understanding and it will encourage more constructive dialogue.

Do You Have a Secretly Toxic Employee Problem?

Beyond Philosophy

They often disguise their toxicity as “constructive criticism” or calling themselves “realists.” Toxic employees are people who poison the culture at work. Some of them are outright toxic, vocal in communicating it.