Bright Spots for Customer Service
By John Cockerill Too often as professionals in Customer Service we report and write about lousy service, long wait times, poor follow through, weaseling phases in terms and conditions, too many steps to get satisfaction plus many, many more. Today I share two bright spots of a personal experience. First, Google and their Pixel phone. […]Read more
Changes in Attitudes…
Posted on August 13, 2021 in Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Call Center Technology • Call centre consulting • Contact center consulting • Contact Centre Ops • Customer Experience • Customer Experience Management • Virtual Call Center • Vrirtual Contact Center • WFH • WFM
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. According to the research we completed in May […]Read more
Sporting Goods retailer retains Taylor Reach to support e-commerce experience
A major sporting goods retailer is scheduled to launch an outdoors-focused retail brand in 2021, and has retained The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. (TRG) to support the setup, and implementation, for its ecommerce contact center operations. TRG’s consultants and partners have extensive experience in supporting customer experience (CX) operations in the retail and ecommerce spaces, […]Read more
Improving First Contact Resolution – An Analytical Model
Posted on August 26, 2020 in Abandon rate • Best Practices • Call Center Audit • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • FCR
By Turaj Seyrafiaan In today’s contact centers the concept of First Contact Resolution or FCR for short, is well known. And many understand the value of high FCR scores both in terms of customer satisfaction and loyalty as well as reduced operational costs. Most contact center want to improve on this element, but how? Where […]Read more
Improving CX on a Budget
By Peg Ayers In a recent post, we looked at the cost of providing a poor Customer Experience (CX). A 2019 survey, which interviewed more than 6,000 consumers in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States says 72% of respondents said, “I am loyal to a certain brand, but as soon as I […]Read more
Think You Can’t Afford to Improve CX? Think Again!
Posted on April 09, 2020 in Call Center DIY • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Customer Experience Management • Customer Experience Metrics • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • CXi
By Peg Ayers Everybody wants to improve the Customer Experience (CX) they provide, right? But maybe you believe it’s just too expensive to even think about it. Your organization is doing its best with the resources it has. What else can you do? Plenty! Providing poor CX is incredibly expensive! A 2019 survey, which interviewed […]Read more
Who owns the customer experience anyway?
By Patricia Ballantyne Over the past number of years, the customer experience (otherwise known as “CX”) has become a profession unto itself. Roles like Chief Customer Officer, Customer Experience Director, Manager, Customer Success have been popping up. You can also obtain a CCXP (Certified Customer Experience Professional) certification, which recognizes professional credentials and expertise in […]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
You’re Measuring CX…But What Are You Doing About It?
By Peg Ayers Measuring Customer Experience is important, right? We need to know how customers feel about their interactions with us. We can’t improve what we don’t measure. But what are we doing with the data we gather? And is gathering, analyzing and reporting on that data truly improving the customer experience? I regularly receive […]Read more
Are Your Employees Brave?
By Peg Ayers Not everyone wants brave employees in their contact center. Subservient employees are less trouble to manage. The status quo works for them. They never argue with management decisions. They keep their suggestions to themselves. In short, an unmotivated manager wants employees who don’t rock the boat. But what is the customer experience […]Read more