Contact Center

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,...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More