August, 2021

10 Actions to Bring Your Team Into Your Confidence Zone

Steve DiGioia

Who cares what your employees say! The opinions of your employees don’t matter. Really. They don’t. You prove this each day by your actions. You continue to leave them in the dark about upcoming actions and decisions that affect them. You do little to address their concerns. Now, they question you.

Three Ways to Future-Proof Your CX

Contact Center Pipeline

Workplace trends come and go. From the hierarchical corner office setups and cubicle rows that dominated most of the 1900s to open-plan campuses with free lunch and foosball that came with the internet boom of the mid-1990s and early 2000s.

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6 Resources You Should Have for Customer Experience Moving Forward

Beyond Philosophy

My podcast partner, Professor Ryan Hamilton of Emory University, and I were honored to celebrate our 200th podcast , The Intuitive Customer. To mark the occasion, we each chose three of the best episodes from the first 200. Here are our picks and the key things we learned from each.

Supervisor Support is the Key to Contact Center Success – A Simple Strategy to Align Frontline and Senior Leaders

CCNG

There is a vast body of research exposing the direct link between strong frontline leaders and higher levels of workforce engagement, retention, and business success.

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AI Insights Playbook––Understand Your Customer Experience To Improve It

The biggest challenge facing Contact Centers is understanding what customers expect. With today’s changing customer expectations, dynamic market realities and aggressive competitors, organizations must understand where they are successful and where they fall short. Download this eBook to learn how you can improve your customer experience with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

23 experts share their favorite call center ideas

Callminer

We share input from business leaders and call center experts on the most impactful call center innovations that can transform your call center KPIs, processes, and improve results

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Warranty Cost Management: Guarantee Satisfaction & Profitability

TechSee

Product warranty management has become an area of focus for many manufacturers. When a product breaks or does not function properly, the OEM is typically liable for the repair, replacement, or refund of that item according to the terms of the warranty.

Reinforcing Your Work-From-Home Team’s Cybersecurity Foundation

Contact Center Pipeline

Many organizations weathered the COVID-19 crisis by focusing first on the welfare and well-being of their employees. The quick shift from on-premise to work-from-home (WFH) last year helped to safeguard companies’ human asset.

How Behavioral Science Will Dramatically Increase Your Response Rates

Beyond Philosophy

No one ever sends out an email that they hope no one will read. Well, not on purpose, anyway. No one would go through the trouble of writing, editing, circulating, and then editing an email some more only to have readers skip it and click on another, more compelling email in the inbox.

The Contact Center is the Core of any Truly Connected Enterprise

CCNG

I am an old school contact center person. I am not ashamed of that fact, but the one phrase that I have said over and over is "If I had access to the technology of today back then, I would have been dangerous.” I would like to take a moment to explore why that is.

Driving Business Value with Contact Center and UC Integration

With the growth of hybrid work models and work from home, one thing is more important than ever: integration. But, how are companies leveraging it - both technically and operationally? In this whitepaper, you’ll get in-depth insight into how companies are utilizing integrated platforms in their day-to-day operations, and which success metrics they are measuring. Download your copy now to discover how companies are future-proofing their contact centers as they adapt to remote and hybrid workforces.

How to Develop a Customer Service Strategy for Your Contact Center

Fonolo

No matter how great your product or service is, the success of your contact center largely depends on the customer service you provide. Ultimately, if customers don’t have a good experience, they’re likely not going to call back.

here’s how to explain a credit card authorization to a customer.

Myra Golden Media

People are funny when it comes to their money. I am too. When a customer starts an order but doesn’t complete the purchase or cancels, the authorization often hangs around for days. And customers can get mad about this.

“Hybrid” Team Structure can pay Huge Dividends in your Virtual/Work at Home Contact Centers

Virtual Live Labs

Creating “Hybrid” Self-Directed Teams in your contact center not only increase productivity, customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion and employee satisfaction scores, they can also decrease your absenteeism, attrition and work avoidance while Advisors are logged in.

Customer Experience & Fraud Prevention: Dueling Priorities for Today’s Contact Centers

Contact Center Pipeline

The past year was a challenging and transformative time for many people as a global, once-in-a-generation health crisis upended critical components of how we work, play and connect.

AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

5 Rules to Guarantee a Return on Investment

Beyond Philosophy

Customer Experience is having challenges. Research over the last few years points to a lackluster performance for return on investment.

This 1¢ Piece of Paper is Costing Your Contact Center Millions | The Vistio Blog

Vistio

When your customers call your contact center, the process of delivering consistent, accurate, and efficient service should be simple.

Changes in Attitudes…

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. Last spring when the Covid19 pandemic began, companies were forced to make many changes to how they operated. With the offices closed, they sent their agents to work from home. This was a learning experience for the center leadership, the company, and the agents.

I’m Grading Assignments in my Master Class

Myra Golden Media

Participating in assignments is the number one way we customize my online courses to your specific situations. One of my students typed out the following scenario in an exercise: Situation: The delivery company and the customer feels scammed; they want their money back immediately.

Remote Agents and Digital Transformation

Remote agents are the new reality. Happier agents mean a better customer experience and improved CSAT/NPS scores. This new normal brings new challenges for contact centers. Find out what you need to do for your organization to excel. This eBook includes checklists for developing agent empathy and business continuity plans.

“Hybrid” Team Structure can pay Huge Dividends in your Virtual/Work at Home Contact Centers

Virtual Live Labs

Creating “Hybrid” Self-Directed Teams in your contact center not only increase productivity, customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion and employee satisfaction scores, they can also decrease your absenteeism, attrition and work avoidance while Advisors are logged in.

How to Make Tech Support Faster and Easier—for Both Customers and Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

The best tech support agents have a little secret: They aren’t doing their jobs all by themselves. They’re not cheating. They’re not slacking.

5 Rules to Guarantee a Return on Investment (ROI)

Beyond Philosophy

A lot of the behavioral sciences can feel intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be. The Five Rules Podcast Series is our attempt at giving you an easy entry point into the complex and messy world of Behavioral Science.

Introduction to Responsible AI: Unpacking the harms

Callminer

The latest in our Responsible AI blog series, the CallMiner Research Lab explores two of the main categories of harms that AI outputs can cause: Harms of Allocation and Harms of Representation

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Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Hybrid or 100% cloud? The choice is yours. With comprehensive security, unmatched scalability, cost certainty, and guaranteed reliability, a cloud-based contact center solution will serve your customers 24/7 without the operational headaches and cost issues of an on-premise solution. Download Enghouse's eBook today and learn the top reasons you should move to the cloud!

5 Best Practices for Training Remote Call Center Agents

Fonolo

Regardless of your industry, providing ongoing training opportunities can mean the difference between finding lasting employees and experiencing high turnover rates.

Simple Yet Effective Ways to Enhance the Experience of Your Customers

Steve DiGioia

Last weekend, my wife, daughter, and I spent a lovely afternoon at a local farm, which also happened to be hosting a food truck festival at the same time. Of course, we ate too much but at least we got some sun on our faces and a day in the fresh air.

How Customer Analytics Can “Up” Your CX Game

The Northridge Group

Let’s say you’ve already taken the necessary measures to move your contact center from good to great.

Managing Emotional Labor in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

The phone beeps in my ear; I answer with, “Thank you for calling Hoosier Healthwise. This is Mark. How can I help you today?” I pause to allow the other person on the line to speak. He says, “Well, I hope you can,” and he says that he needs help selecting a health plan. I […].

Community KPIs: Easier Than You Think!

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones

How do I measure Community KPIs? And do I need to? Answer these questions with the help of Carrie Melissa Jones, award-winning author, and expert community builder. We can help you simplify the community measurement process, and prove the impact of your community on your organization.

200th episode! Which have been the best episodes with the most learning?

Beyond Philosophy

We were excited to reach our 200 th Episode of the podcast! In this episode, we look back on six of our favorite podcasts from these first 200 episodes and what the key learning was from each of them. We want to thank our listeners for tuning in each week to hear our ramblings.

What makes Business Intelligence (BI) important?

Callminer

Business intelligence (BI) bridges the gap between business goals and the information needed to reach them. This blog shares how the right BI tools can drive business growth and transformation

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Call Center Optimization: 5 Methods to Improve Your Operation

Fonolo

To optimize your call center’s performance, you need to think about improving your customers’ experience. After all, customer-centric companies are 60% more profitable. While incredible customer service should always be a call center’s goal, it shouldn’t be your only goal.