Contact Center Trends - Millennials

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: Millennials

The impact that millennials are having on work environments across sectors continues to be a leading topic for contact center leaders. In our five-part...
Differentiator Series, Part 5: Selling and Promoting the Contact Center

Differentiator Series, Part 5: Selling and Promoting the Contact Center

Our final installment of the differentiator series is perhaps the most important for customer service leadership. Our topic is selling and promoting the contact...
Contact Center Analytics in Action: Using VoC to Create a Better Experience

The Straight Scoop on Contact Center Analytics

Most contact centers know they need a more analytical approach to understanding the customer experience. In our 2017 Workforce Optimization Survey, a high percentage...
Contact Center Trends - Artificial Intelligence, AI

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: Artificial Intelligence

We can’t publish a series on trends without including artificial intelligence (AI). In our five-part series on hot topics that are impacting contact centers,...
Don't Equate Silence with Satisfaction

Don’t Equate Silence with Satisfaction

As a small or medium-sized business, it’s easy to get complacent. While the big guys scramble to stay ahead of the latest customer care...
Complacency in the Contact Center Danger Zone

Complacency: Danger in the Comfort Zone

I happen to believe there is danger in the comfort zone… and that danger is complacency! In my dictionary, “complacency” is defined simply as “self-satisfaction.”...
Contact Center Trends - LoT enabled service strategies

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: IoT-enabled Service Strategies

In our mid-year look at five“hot” topics that have been garnering much attention recently, our last post offered insights into why employee engagement is...
Attributes of an Effective Modern UC Headset

Attributes of an Effective Modern UC Headset

To facilitate more seamless workplace collaboration, many organizations have adopted expansive, unencumbered workspaces, deployed with unified communications (UC) systems. Such a footprint is designed...
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Inside View: Kristine Hartkopf, Freeman

Kristine Hartkopf’s customer service career trajectory is inspirational. It’s a perfect example of the potential for professional development that the contact center environment can...
Contact Center Trends - Employee Engagement

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: Employee Engagement

You would expect to see a feature article about trends at the beginning of the year. We did that. But things shift quickly in...
5 Hot Contact Center Trends

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our August 2017 Issue

It’s summer time here in Annapolis, Maryland. The pool waters are warm and the sun is hot. That means it’s a great time to...
Coaching Your Call Center Agents

Coaching? Don’t Make Your Agents Defend Stupidity

I knew I was in trouble! I was driving down the highway with my lovely wife, Jana, when we spotted a traffic jam up...