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Oct 21 2017 It’s Time To Embrace Nontraditional Workstations

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The days when people worked only at traditional workstations, seated at a desk with a computer, paper in-tray and notebook in front of them, are long gone. Increasingly, people work while they are on the go, using tablets and phones to communicate and access their data. As mobile technology becomes ever more ubiquitous, the trend […]

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Sep 23 2017 Mobile Devices And Channels Aren’t Just For Millennials

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Among contact center managers, there is a notion the culture of mobile technology is exclusive to the millennial generation. After all, millennials are the people you see texting all the time and talking about the latest mobile apps. The older generation prefers to get in touch via a voice channel and interact with a real live […]

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Sep 17 2017 Why You (And Your Agents) Need Natural Language IVR

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Traditional interactive voice response (IVR) systems have many flaws. First, callers are restricted to selecting from the choices the system gives them, which are necessarily limited. In order to interact with a traditional IVR system, customers must work through a series of menus, which many of them find frustrating. In fact, many callers fail to find the […]

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Aug 23 2017 Save Your Customers Time, Use Their Phone Number

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I have a question: Why don’t more companies recognize me when I call? Identification is the first key to a successful interaction. Yet, I keep getting asked the same thing every time I call in: “Can I get your account number?” I rarely remember my account number, so this process is inevitably painful and time-consuming. The solution seems […]

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Aug 19 2017 Customer Care Strategy: Value Your Customer’s Time

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Whether your strategic direction involves improving metrics like NPS (Net Promoter Score) and CSAT (Customer Satisfaction) or reducing overall costs, a key element involves demonstrating that you value a customer’s time. Too often, I witness my clients implement a new technology that should move the needles of metrics or costs, but they fail to produce the desired outcomes. I […]

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