Author: Derek Roush

Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) has grown in popularity. Many of the solutions are cloud-based, creating an inherent flexibility. Plus, they centralize various forms of communication, making it easier for employees to collaborate using their preferred approaches.   The benefits of UCaaS became incredibly clear in the early days of COVID-19. Companies that had these solutions in place adapted more quickly to the situation, particularly if...

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Managing remote agents and employees is inherently challenging. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, doing so is essential. Telecommuting is likely going to be the standard for the foreseeable future. As a result, having the best remote work technologies in place is increasingly critical.   With the right remote work technologies, you can eliminate obstacles, boost productivity, facilitate effective communication, and more. Your employees will become increasingly...

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Many contact centers had to shutter their doors, sending their employees home to work remotely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While much about the paradigm is different, one typical activity that can be especially challenging to handle is coaching a remote contact center team.   Managers have to ensure that their teams stay on target and meet productivity and performance standards. In a traditional workplace, this process...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented changes in the workplace. Contact centers sent the vast majority of their agents home, providing them with tools that allowed them to work while respecting stay-at-home orders.   Today, the situation is highly varied. In some parts of the nation, reopening plans are moving forward. In others, spikes have required states to reconsider their approaches, at times even rolling back...

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The COVID-19 pandemic created challenges many companies weren’t prepared to handle. However, as time passed, organizations adapted. They figured out how not only to remain productive but how to better serve their customers. Along the way, some powerful CX lessons were learned, some of which continue to provide value as companies prepare a return to more traditional approaches.   Here’s a look at CX lessons many companies...

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During the COVID-19 outbreak, stay-at-home orders altered how people could move around in their local areas. Plus, companies had a new safety concern that had to be managed, leading to fundamental changes in the workplace paradigm. Often, this meant turning in-house staff members into remote contact center employees.   While some companies had already embraced the telecommuting approach, hiring remote teams to handle a range of contact...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has rattled the world and captured the attention of the masses. Additionally, the coronavirus outbreak caused dramatic shifts in how people live and work. Stay-at-home orders are increasingly common, and getting access to certain products has become a daunting task.   In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are adjusting their customer experience (CX). After all, the landscape has changed. Businesses need to...

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Essentially no company is free from competition. Embracing contact center strategic changes that allow you to stand out is essential. Otherwise, you can’t outpace other organizations in your sector in the critical customer experience (CX) arena.   Planning an effective contact center strategy means considering how you can enhance CX. Customers favor companies that offer an exceptional experience. And, if you fail to meet expectations, your business...

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To put it simply, your contact center’s customer experience (CX) matters. In fact, 86 percent of consumers are even willing to pay a premium for better CX. As a result, exceptional contact center CX is business-critical.   But figuring out how to improve your contact center CX isn’t always easy. While you can certainly turn to tried-and-true approaches, like better employee training and robust post-contact review processes,...

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Keeping track of tech terminology is challenging. Many terms connect with one another and have a similar look or sound. User experience (UX) and customer experience (CX) fall in that category. And, while UX and CX are related, they represent incredibly different things.   What is UX?   UX typically refers to the mechanisms through which a user interacts with a digital product. This can include the visual design...

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