Flexible Work Arrangements: The Future of Contact Centers

Flexible Work Arrangements: The Future of Contact Centers

The future of work is an important topic of discussion for business leaders. While we can’t know for sure what the future of work will look like, one thing seems certain—flexible work is a major component in achieving satisfaction among the modern workforce.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic, attitudes toward ongoing remote, hybrid, and flexible work…

AI in Customer Experience: Insights from Quality Management and Other Contact Center Solutions

AI in Customer Experience: Insights from Quality Management and Other Contact Center Solutions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been written about increasingly frequently in the past year. There is probably one area where there are more expectations for AI than in customer experience. This makes sense since in many companies, contact centers are seen as a cost center so those operating call centers or holding support centers under their…

Automated Quality Management: More Than Just Scoring

Automated Quality Management: More Than Just Scoring

AI has been quietly knocking on contact center doors for years. But in 2023, with the thunderous buzz around ChatGPT and generative AI, the call finally became impossible to ignore. Today, AI is solidly inside every top-performing contact center—everything from automated quality management to virtual agents. For customer experience (CX) leaders, the question is no…

The Future of Customer Service: A Shift to Digital Contact Center

The Future of Customer Service: A Shift to Digital Contact Center

Contact centers and customer service teams remain essential touchpoints for better customer engagement. Over the last decade, companies have understood how essential agent engagement and motivation are to delivering better customer experiences and the importance of building out processes and managing people to deliver gratifying customer experiences. With developments in AI, such as automating quality…

The Future of Customer Service: AI and Human Collaboration

The Future of Customer Service: AI and Human Collaboration

Unless you’ve been under a proverbial rock, you’ve heard and seen a massive amount of change in customer service — particularly in the past year. Many are pronouncing that there is no greater revolution in customer care than what’s happening right now. Directors and managers of call centers are likely getting questioned by peers in…

Identifying And Cultivating Top Talent In Your Contact Center

Identifying And Cultivating Top Talent In Your Contact Center

In an economy that’s pitched more than a few curveballs over the last five years, retaining and growing a loyal customer base is consistently a winning business strategy. As a contact center leader, the top agents you hire, train, and manage are the clutch players. They are among your organization’s most valuable assets, and you…

Evolution of Quality Management: From Compliance to Customer-Centric

Evolution of Quality Management: From Compliance to Customer-Centric

Ask people to name three companies known for their customer-centric approach to business, and there’s a good chance some common names will surface: Nordstrom, Apple, Trader Joe’s, Patagonia, and others frequently come to mind. What do they have in common? What’s their secret? They make customers the center of their business strategy, execute on delivering…

Decoding Customer Sentiment: Beyond Traditional KPIs

Decoding Customer Sentiment: Beyond Traditional KPIs

Your customers are talking, and they have a lot to say. As a contact center leader, there’s no question you’re at the heart of the conversation. But do you know how your customers really feel about your brand, products, services, and support? If you’re not analyzing customer sentiment, you’re only getting part of the story. …

Workforce Optimization: What It is and Why You Need It

Workforce Optimization: What It is and Why You Need It

Warren Buffet said “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Does your contact center “talk the customer talk” but sometimes gets stuck when it comes to matching up customer expectations with service and support delivery by your agents?. Are…

How to Use Customer Sentiment Analysis to Grow Your Business

How to Use Customer Sentiment Analysis to Grow Your Business

In face-to-face interactions with customers, you have the advantage of observing eye contact, tone of voice, body language, and other cues that go along with their spoken words. But when you move to a world of digital or omnichannel customer support, the human language element goes away and it becomes much more difficult to gauge…