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
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
Two Surefire Mistakes to Avoid
Posted on January 22, 2020 in Agent Experience • AHT • Call Center Management • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • Turnover • WFM
By Colin Taylor When working to deliver good customer service, there are many tactics you shouldn’t employ even though on the surface they may look like they fit the bill of improving customer service and supporting your limited budgets. Here are two of those tactics you should avoid: Capping handle time for agents. Trying to […]Read more
Incentives and your Customer Experience
Posted on December 11, 2019 in Agent Experience • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • Incentives • People management • retention • rewards/recognition • WFM
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By Colin Taylor “Make your employees happy and they will make your customers happy.” This simple maxim has been echoed by business leaders from Richard Branson to Herb Kelleher, and it is true. The challenge lies in how you make you employees or in the case of a contact center, your agents happy. It is […]Read more
Is your Quality Assurance Arrogant?
Posted on November 29, 2019 in Agent Experience • Best Practices • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call centre consulting • Contact center consulting • Contact Centre Ops • Customer Experience • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • Customer Support • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • People management • Quality • Quality Assurance • Quality assurance
Tags: #callcenter• #callcentre• #cctr• #contactcenter• #contactcentre• #custexp• #custserv• #Cx• call center• Call Center Consulting• Colin Taylor• Contact Center Consulting• Customer Experience• Customer Service Consulting• Taylor Reach Group
By Colin Taylor I was reading a recent post by Helen Dewdney regarding playing Christmas music in stores to early in the season, and the fact that many retailers plan music even though it is not well received by their customers. The question Helen poses at the end of the post is “Do you think […]Read more
Why we need Customer Satisfaction as part of Quality Assurance
Posted on November 18, 2019 in Best Practices • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Customer Experience Metrics • Customer Satisfaction • Customer service • Quality Assurance • Quality assurance
By Turaj Seyrafiaan More and more contact centers see the value of Quality Assurance in improving their operation both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. However, in most cases the effectiveness of the process is measured internally based on what the organization believes to be the right approach or behavior. This internally focused approach could […]Read more
Video Games versus Customer Service
Tags: #callcenter• #cctr• #contactcenter• #custexp• Alignment• Call Center Consulting• Contact Center Strategy• Customer Experience• customer service• Customer Service Consulting• games• gaming• Strategy• Taylor Reach Group
by JD Fairweather There was a time where video games were purchased, played and completed with no reason to interact with their creators. The enjoyment to be had was contained within a small window of experience and replay-ability reserved for the most dedicated of fans. Post-purchase interaction with the game developers or publisher was limited to […]Read more
Want a Better Customer Experience? Ask the Front-Line!
By Peg Ayers Customer Experience (CX) can differentiate your company from your competitors. An effortless Customer Experience creates loyalty for your brand. Your customers could be yours for a lifetime! You know how much that’s worth to your organization. You want to provide the best Customer Experience possible. But how? Perhaps you’d like to investigate […]Read more
Waiting in Queue Doesn’t Have to be Painful
By Peg Ayers When my father passed away, I spent hours in queue, waiting for help from a variety of companies and agencies that should be providing service to those who call. In fact, they did all eventually provide the required service (except for one government agency that proved so difficult to reach, I gave […]Read more
Top Trends Affecting Contact Centers and the Customer Experience They Deliver
By Colin Taylor The month of March is now upon us and the predictions and prognostications for the new year are pretty well behind us. But before we bid adieux to the pundits’ predictions and Top 10 lists, I will add my voice to the collective noise. Predictions are challenging and dangerous; people remember and […]Read more