The Edge of Service™ Newsletter, Issue 16: Four Levers in Innovation in Customer Experience

The Edge of Service™ Newsletter, Issue 16: Four Levers in Innovation in Customer Experience I’m writing this from an eastbound Delta flight, 37,000 feet over northwest Colorado. The onboard wireless service, provided by Gogo, is enabling me to track flight progress and catch up with some research and email. Gogo is, as of this past week, being sued by one …

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The Best Managed Contact Centers: #7 – They View the Contact Center as a Total Process 


Contact centers that consistently get the best results view the operation as a total process. This viewpoint takes many forms: Ensure that everyone in the contact center, and those with key supporting roles outside the center, have a basic understanding of how contact centers operate. Recognize the process to be where most quality problems occur — and also where the opportunities …

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Interview with Business Innovators

Recently, I did a radio interview with Conston Taylor of Business Innovators. You’ll hear thoughts on customer expectations and the importance of making customer service a priority.

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The Best-Managed Contact Centers: #6 – They Leverage the Key Statistics

Contact center measurements are plentiful and it’s easy to get buried in information. The contact centers that get the best results from using their reports and information have several things in common: They focus on a relatively small number of measures and objectives that support their mission and direction. They know that trying to focus on too many things is …

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Social Customer Care: Listen, Learn, and Dialogue

Let me give you three steps that are absolutely fundamental in delivering services through social channels. Listen Begin by listening. You don’t just walk into a room and start talking, and that’s just as true in the social world. I recall an executive who works with an automobile manufacturer standing behind a computer with several others on her team as …

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The Best-Managed Contact Centers: #5 – They Have an Established, Collaborative Planning Process

Effective planning is a central theme in the best contact centers. A major objective of good planning is to get the right number of skilled people and supporting resources in place at the right times, doing the right things. But systematic planning accomplishes more than that. It also improves communication and culture in the following ways: Creating a body of …

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