As with any economic downturn, the current situation will have positive and negative impacts on how organizations manage and deliver customer service. Taking a step back and looking at overall operations – and how technology supports them – is vital for making the right decisions moving forward.
For organizations to improve their overall customer experience (CX), they must focus on how they engage with their customers, by listening understanding, and acting on what customers are telling you, and by ensuring that you’re providing your staff (front-line, back-office, and support) with the tools they need act efficiently and effectively.
I’d like to talk about The Grinch. Whether it’s the character from the 2018 or 2000 movie or the 1957 book, we know him as the cynical and bad-tempered creature who can’t stand Christmas, tries to steal it and generally puts a dampener on all things jolly and festive.
Using the right approach will enable your organization to mitigate risk, deliver better service, protect customers and agents, and ensure that all customer contacts result in positive outcomes.
Contact Center call volumes are increasing exponentially, resulting in supervisors dealing with agent assessments on more of an exception basis than as a normal course of business. While expectations are that all agents will adhere to call scripts, manage conflicts, and comply with regulations while treating customers with empathy. How do you make sure?
Integrating video will accelerate the transformation of your contact center into a powerful revenue generator.
Hybrid working also offers efficiency and productivity gains. There’s clearly the chance to right-size office space but contact centres can now also be more flexible.
As we move forward with new hybrid ways of working, agents, managers and businesses will face fresh challenges. How can they successfully navigate these changes and deliver service that delights customers, while retaining and nurturing staff?