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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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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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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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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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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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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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