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
Coaching Through Questions
Posted on October 20, 2022 in Agent Experience • Best Practices • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Contact center consulting • Contact Centre Ops • Education • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • People management • Quality • Training • WFH • WFM
By Peg Ayers As Supervisors and Managers, we often feel we must have all the answers. We need to share our great experience and knowledge with those on our teams. We’ve been promoted for our skills, and we need to make sure everybody understands that. This can lead to coaching conversations where we spend more […]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
Contact Center Training Isn’t Buddy-Buddy
By Colin Taylor A lack of agent training is a sure-fire way of ensuring customers are disappointed. Learning a new skill or capability provide both enjoyment and a break from the mundane, and brings with it the opportunity to increase earnings. But to be effective, organizations need to ensure that they take a measured and […]Read more
Get Used To It
Posted on October 29, 2021 in Call Center Management • Contact center consulting • Customer Experience • Employee Experience • Leadership • Outsourced Quality Monitoring • Outsourcing • Quality Assurance • WFH • WFM
By Colin Taylor We won’t go back to the “before times.” It is a simple as that. Wanting the world to be as you think it should be, rather than as it is, is the textbook definition of neurotic. So buckle up and get ready for the new world. “Hybrid work” is a new and […]Read more
Gratitude: Now’s the Time to Show It!
By Peg Ayers With the holiday season upon us and New Year’s Day coming up, it’s easy to say, “Let’s just get out of this ridiculous year! I don’t want to give 2020 another thought! I’m looking to the future.” Focus on the future is great, but let’s not forget the lessons we’ve learned this […]Read more
It’s Not About You
By Peg Ayers I once sat in on a conversation between the Director of Human Resources (HR) and a Contact Center Manager who was losing his job as part of a reduction in force. The HR guy went on at length about how bad he felt about this, and how much he regretted having to […]Read more
Where are My Friends? Adjusting to Life as a Leader
By Peg Ayers A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. John C. Maxwell In my years in contact center leadership, my team and I debated many topics and searched for answers to such burning questions […]Read more
The Importance of Human Connection in a Remote Workplace
Posted on August 20, 2020 in Agent Experience • Best Practices • Business continuity • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Contact center consulting • Contact Centre Ops • Customer Experience Management • Emergency • Employee Engagement • Employee Experience • Leadership • Outsourcing • People management • Training • Virtual Call Center • Vrirtual Contact Center • WFH • WFM
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by Patricia Ballantyne When we packed up our offices to work from home in March, many thought it would only last a few months until it was safe to return to an office space. Today, it seems pretty clear that many companies have adopted this new working model for the foreseeable future. Some will allow […]Read more
I get no respect!
By Turaj Seyrafiaan In the past 25 years I have visited hundreds of contact centers and have spoken to many contact center directors. Beside all the typical operational issues, one subject comes up frequently; contact center management feeling that the rest of the organization does not appreciate what the contact center does. In fact, one […]Read more