Keeping Workers Safe and Productive (When the Contact Center Can’t Close)
Posted on April 01, 2020 in Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Call centre consulting • Contact center consulting • Contact Centre Ops • Disaster Recovery • Emergency • Employee Experience • People management • WFM
by JD Fairweather If you asked any contact center manager two months ago about their business continuity plan, they’d likely opine on their facility’s readiness to address just about any emergency scenario. These same managers have seen their expertise and resolve put to the test in recent weeks due to COVID-19. And with effects of […]Read more
One more priority for 2020…
By Colin Taylor One priority each of us should have on our “to do” for 2020 is mental health. Mental health disorders are pervasive, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), with nearly 1 in 5 Americans aged 18 or older reporting mental illness and more than 70% reporting at least one symptom of […]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
Pandemic Preparation Can Be Contagious
By Colin Taylor We certainly are living in interesting times. This is unquestionably the best time to ever have lived as a human being; not so good for other species perhaps. Yet we are regularly faced with new issues and challenges that can impact both our personal and business lives. The current challenge is how […]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
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
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
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