The Evolution of Conversational AI in the Contact Center Industry
by Colin Taylor The rapid advancement of conversational AI has had a profound impact on various industries, and one arena that has been significantly affected is the contact center industry. The dialogue surrounding the potential replacement of human agents with AI-driven conversational systems has been ongoing for decades, with technology continuously evolving to redefine customer […]Read more
Happy New Year and Welcome to 2023!
Posted on January 06, 2023 in Agent Experience • AI • Best Practices • Blog • Call Center Management • Contact Center • Contact center consulting • Contact Center Industry Statistics • Customer Experience • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • FCR • Forecasting- WFM • Opinion • Planning • Quality Assurance • Virtual Call Center • Vrirtual Contact Center • WFM
By Colin Taylor As I look at the new and shiny year ahead, I wonder what delights and innovations and opportunities may lie ahead for Contact Center operations. I think in many ways we will finally shake the post-pandemic hangover; we just need to take two aspirin and realize that what we have been dealing […]Read more
The Great Resignation, The Great Re-Think, or The Great Retirement?
By Colin Taylor We are now into the fourth quarter of the year. Retail and ecommerce firms are gearing up for the holiday season, which means more staff. But where are they going to find more staff? It is hard to find new staff. We can blame the Great Resignation if we like, but where […]Read more
Preparing Your Contact Center for the Age of Virtual Agents
Posted on June 09, 2020 in Agent Experience • AI • Artificial Intelligence • Best Practices • Business continuity • Contact Center • Contact Center Technology • Contact Centre Ops • Virtual Call Center • Vrirtual Contact Center
by JD Fairweather COVID-19 is making clear to US companies and other firms around the world the need for better cost management in the midst of uncertainty. These past few months, we’ve watched contact centers turn to backup plans C and D as work schedules were impacted by stay-at-home orders or their agents’ refusal to […]Read more
Self-Service in the age of AI
Tags: #artificialintelligence• #callcenter• #callcentre• #cctr• #contactcenter• #contactcentre• #custexp• #custserv• #Cx• AI• artificial intelligence• Colin Taylor• Customer Experience• Customer Service Consulting• Self Service• WFM
By Colin Taylor Self-service has been employed for more than 30 years to allow customers to serve themselves. This has been a mixed blessing, while many of us value the time savings versus waiting endlessly in a queue for the answer to a simple question and to gain a single piece of information, we all […]Read more
Webinar: Contact Center Self-Service and AI
Posted on June 26, 2019 in AI • Artificial Intelligence • Call Center Consulting • Call Center DIY • Call Center Technology • Call Center Tools • Contact Center • Contact center consulting • Contact Center Technology • Self Service
By Colin Taylor Recently, Taylor Reach CEO and Chief Chaos Officer gave a live webinar for Call Centre Helper on Contact Center AI and Self-Service. Check out the recorded webinar HERE. Follow Taylor Reach and Colin Taylor on Twitter at @Taylor_Reach and @colinsataylor. To find out more about how Taylor Reach can […]Read more
Avoiding Bot Biases in Customer Experience
By: JD Fairweather How pervasive is the impending impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the customer experience (CX)? Well, to join a discussion on the topic, I’d be willing to traverse a room full of telemarketers pitching the latest timeshare deals in Orlando. And it would be worth it, as there are just so many […]Read more
Four Top Trends for Contact Centers
By: Colin Taylor It seems there is no shortage of experts and pundits weighing in on what they see as the trends that will impact the Call Center/ Contact Center industry. Though many of the prognosticators may have the timing off, many of these trends will eventually impact on the center, but maybe not today, tomorrow […]Read more
Will AI Mean Less People and More Profit in the Contact Center?
Will AI Mean Less People and More Profit in the Contact Center? By: Peter Elliot Mention Artificial Intelligence (AI) to most people and it conjures up visions of talking robots and Alexa- like appliances answering simple questions. Checking into a hotel can now be performed by a robot, and renting a car will likely […]Read more