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call scripting customer loyalty cardConventional wisdom accepts it’s cheaper to keep existing customers than to get new ones. Then why is it companies pay so little attention to creating brand loyalty? Treating your customers right and giving them what they want should be a no-brainer. 

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why adopt call center automationI believe Gartner’s progression from an optimized employee (WFO) has finally matured to the engaged employee (WEM). It's time to accept that automation can support traditional coaching methods.

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call center automation handles high call volume In the digital age, when we discuss business continuity we tend to focus on data security and privacy breaches. Disaster recovery takes on a whole new meaning when preparing for a pandemic. Call centers must assess their resilience in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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call center volume during a crisisBy definition, a crisis means there’s no time to plan. Even top teams fail to understand what it takes to plan for disruption. That’s why so many businesses were caught flat-footed during this recent coronavirus outbreak.

 

how to resolve customer pain points during a crisisAs businesses grapple with the economic impact of this latest health scare, customer call centers are dealing with the people side of things. Customers are anxious; call volume is high.

CCW Report Change or DieWe see this every day. The push/pull between technology and human emotional intelligence. The IT department may run the systems, but it’s the CEO who’s responsible to stakeholders -- all stakeholders. We must remember technology is a tool that should improve, enhance, reduce something related to people. 

Look Left 022620 v3In reviewing the new 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Workforce Engagement Management Report today, I saw something different for a change.  The vendors positioned in the MQ Leaders Quadrant are still in the Leaders Quadrant, but what’s really interesting is what is happening in the lower left.  Automation is moving up in the ranks for agent engagement. Are WFM and QM old news? I think so. 

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Ready to add automation into your call center and not sure where to get started? With all the automation potential for today’s contact centers, we often see that password management is at the top of the list. We see this in our personal lives, and in our contact centers, as we struggle with dozens or more usernames and passwords to remember. Now imagine the headaches of working in an environment that requires an agent to maintain hundreds of logins? We see this pain time and time again.

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You might be asking yourself, "Why is employee engagement such a hot topic this year?" Given the sheer volume of time and money spent on all things digital self-service over this past decade, one would think call centers would be left with nothing to do. Quite the contrary. While some of the easy calls have been diverted to self-service channels, contact center agents are finding themselves fielding more complex call types and often dealing with grumpier customers on the other line who just finished bouncing around a disconnected omnichannel journey. More than ever, these interactions demand the most from your employees but have you set them up for success?

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How many times have you heard that sentence while trying to pay a bill, change a service plan, update the address on one of your accounts, or get through to a customer service agent? The answer for most of us? Too many. Gartner predicts that by 2020 a customer will manage 85% of the relationship with an enterprise without interacting with a human, so how do you think your customers feel when they are misunderstood by your company's automated voice recognition system? And why is it that your customers are being misunderstood?