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
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
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
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
Are Your Hours of Operation Appropriate?
Posted on May 07, 2019 in Agent Experience • Best Practices • Call Center Assessment • Call Center Consulting • Call Center DIY • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Call centre consulting • Contact Center • Contact center consulting • Contact Centre Ops • Employee Engagement • People management • retention • Turnover
Tags: #callcenter• #callcentre• #contactcenter• #contactcentre• #custexp• #Cx• AHT• Attrition• Call Center Assessment• Call Center Consulting• Colin Taylor• Contact Center Management• Contact Center Strategy• hours of operation• human resources• Leadership• Operational Management• work hours
By Colin Taylor I asked a client recently how they had determined their contact center hours of operation. After a long pause they replied “I don’t know.” Many organizations don’t think too much about their hours of operations, or HOOPs; they are just a fact of life. The contact center is staffed during this window […]Read more
Millennial Myths & The Call Center
Tags: #callcenter• #callcentre• #cctr• #cctrmyths• #contactcenter• #contactcentre• #custexp• #custserv• #Cx• #HR• Colin Taylor• Contact Center Management• Customer Experience• Leadership• millennials• Myths• Operational Management• Social Media• staffing• Taylor Reach Group• Training
By Colin Taylor I read an interesting article by Jennifer J Deal at strategy+business looking at five myths we hold about Millennials. For the past number of years we have all heard horror stories about organizations that gave away iPads, spot bonuses, socially conscious and social responsible activities, but still had staff leave for greener pastures. […]Read more
Metrics That Matter: Average Handle Time
Posted on April 05, 2019 in AHT • Average handle time • Call Center Assessment • Call Center Audit • Call Center Consulting • Call Center Management • Call Center Performance • Call centre consulting • Customer Experience Management • Customer Experience Metrics • Customer Satisfaction • Metrics • TRG
AHT: the Most Misunderstood Metric in Call or Contact Centers By John Cockerill Average handle time is a wonderful tool. Everybody uses it and they believe they use it correctly. It’s a good measure particularly when you’re looking in a specific channel as to what is the midpoint of all of the call (contact) lengths that […]Read more