The Best Way to Improve Service

Recently I was asked, what’s the #1 way for any company to improve their customer service? Here’s my take: Think beyond service. Interaction by interaction, your customer-facing services provide immediate visibility on the effectiveness of the organization’s products, services and processes. When captured and shared, this intelligence can boost R&D and help every part of the organization improve. Simple example: …

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Understanding Contact Drivers

(Note: The following is part of a new eBook from ICMI on contact center metrics, which will be released in October. Check back for announcements on availability.) Executives of a business-to-business company that provides HR and payroll services met to discuss service strategy. They have an award-winning contact center, but were seeing warning signs of changes in customer expectations and …

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10 Things Executives Should Know About Contact Centers

A prerequisite to getting good support from senior management is that they have at least a basic understanding of what contact centers do. To fulfill their potential, customer contact centers need commitment and involvement from the top. And a prerequisite to getting necessary support is that senior level managers understand the unique contact center environment – what they do and …

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