Author: Nathan Weatherford

When you operate a remote contact center, it’s hard to know whether your remote agents are as productive as they could be. You can’t simply walk by their workstation and check, and that can be frustrating.   Luckily, some technologies can make it easy to monitor your remote agents. The trick is, you have to use these solutions the right way. Otherwise, you may cross the line,...

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The COVID-19 pandemic remains a highly fluid situation. Experts are concerned about an upcoming resurgence. If one occurs, reopening efforts may have to be paused or, potentially, rolled back. This can be incredibly concerning for contact centers, particularly those that were underprepared for the initial shutdowns and rapid shifts toward remote work.   Luckily, supporting contact center continuity during COVID-19 is possible. By transitioning to the cloud,...

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the business world is quickly embracing the remote-first paradigm. But remote workforce challenges typically arise, even when your employees are tech-savvy and highly agile. Working from home requires significant process updates, some of which make common tasks more difficult than they were originally. Additionally, when an employee struggles, they may not know who to turn to or how to reach...

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Customer experience (CX) has been a priority for many companies for years. However, even if leaders consider it strategically important, and choose to invest heavily in it, not every CX program is going to deliver positive results.   Even a seemingly tiny misstep can cause a CX program to ultimately fail. Considering how critical success is to long-term growth, ensuring your company is in the best shape...

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The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally altered daily life essentially across the board. Everyone had to adjust their lifestyle. From grocery shopping to working, it all required a change. And, as the situation calms and states begin to reopen, it’s time for a new adjustment; a shift toward the “new normal” is on the horizon.   But it isn’t just people who have to adapt. Companies also need to...

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How customers interact with companies is fundamentally changing due to COVID-19. Additionally, their customer experience (CX) expectations aren’t the same as they once were because of various shifts in sentiment and accessibility.   Shelter-in-place orders prevent many people from heading to businesses for assistance, leaving them relying heavily on technology. Additionally, the percentage of the population that is struggling is increasing rapidly, changing the overall climate.   Companies that...

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The COVID-19 outbreak is fundamentally altering the working world. Traditional contact center environments don’t allow for social distancing, making them less than ideal as the threat of coronavirus continues to loom. Additionally, shelter-in-place orders are increasingly common. As a result, much of the workforce has to stay home.   In harder hit areas, employees may fall ill. This could cause them to miss work, even if telecommuting...

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Your digital customer experience plays a big role in your company’s success. When the user experience is subpar, you miss out on customers; it’s that simple.   In contrast, companies with an exceptional digital customer experience tend to thrive. They often outperform their less CX-oriented competitors financially, leading to higher revenues.   As a result, it’s wise to find ways to improve CX, ensuring you can meet or exceed...

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In recent years, the customer experience (CX) has taken center stage. To remain competitive, businesses have to ensure that customer expectations aren’t just met but exceeded.   Most companies understand that CX benefits their bottom line. However, they might mistakenly assume that the enhanced profitability is associated solely with increasing the size of the customer base and improving customer retention.   While those are certainly factors, better CX doesn’t...

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While chatbots aren’t a new technology, they’ve only recently become a large part of the customer service landscape. Companies around the world embrace bots for their ability to handle everyday customer interactions without the need for human intervention.   Even if a chatbot can only give preprogrammed responses based on preset triggers, they are still impressive. Plus, they seemingly become more capable each day, especially with the...

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