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Ever-Elusive Customer Experience ROI

When you're trying to get executive commitment for your employee and customer experience improvement initiatives, what's the first question they ask? Typically, it's something along the lines of: Why? What's in it for us? What's the customer experience ROI? If I spend money on those improvement initiatives, that takes money from some other initiative. Which is more important? It feels like it's a no-brainer, and yet, it can be a challenge. The problem arises because executives like to see immediate returns, while customer experience improvements often take 18 months to two years to design, deliver, and begin to show up [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|

Advanced Intraday Automation – Getting a Seat at the Budget Table

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: Innovation, Intraday Automation, Workforce Infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the prior blog article, "Why All the Fuss Over Advanced Intraday Automation," we outlined the problems addressed, what it is, why it’s growing so quickly and the value centers and their managers are realizing. [...]

More Coaching Misses and How to Fix Them (Part 2)

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Agent Engagement, Best Practices / Metrics, Training / Coaching|Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome to the follow-up to “Coaching Misses and Fixes.” Last time we looked at some of the coaching improvement opportunities. Here are some more ideas for your consideration: Avoid talking about other agents and their [...]

Why All the Fuss Over Advanced Intraday Automation?

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Innovation, Intraday Automation, Workforce Infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A growing list of enterprise contact centers like Citi, British Gas and Aetna are reaping the strategic benefits of advanced intraday automation. This summary aims to provide a quick primer on the ins and outs [...]

5 Ways to Reduce Agent Attrition with Advanced Intraday Automation

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: Agent Engagement, Best Practices / Metrics, Intraday Automation, Training / Coaching|Tags: , , , , , , |

Workforce attrition can wreak havoc on any business, and this is especially true for call centers where it continues to rise. Keeping agents happy amidst the call center chaos can prove to be challenging for [...]

8 Qualities to Look for in an Intraday Automation Provider

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Best Practices / Metrics, Innovation, Intraday Automation|Tags: , , , , , |

Once considered an emerging technology, new to the scene within the past few years, intraday automation is no longer a nice-to-have, but a need-to-have. When meeting the goals of the business, consensus among workforce management [...]

Coaching Misses and How to Fix Them (Part 1)

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Agent Engagement, Best Practices / Metrics, Training / Coaching|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of the most important jobs we have as leaders is to make sure we are coaching successfully with our team members. Unfortunately coaching is sometimes done based solely on process goals rather than looking [...]

How Competitors Help Improve Your Experience

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Best Practices / Metrics, Customer Experience, Innovation, Workforce Infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , |

What are your competitors doing with CX? I do hope you have answers for this! But are your answers up to date? And do they lead to action? I’ve heard many business leaders say they [...]

It’s Not Just Your Forecast Anymore

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Best Practices / Metrics, Innovation, Intraday Automation|Tags: , , , , , |

To earn your stripes in the Workforce Management profession, creating that perfect forecast and schedule made you a hero. But then came multi-channel and customers with smartphones that shifted the entire dynamics of your profession. [...]