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The Value of Communities

The Value of Communities

I always find it interesting to talk with leaders of customer-centric companies about the strategies and practices that contribute to their success. Lately, I’ve...
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Top 5 Posts in July

The Pipeline blog has been heating up all month! Our most-read topics in July included blog posts on aligning agent metrics with key customer...
Accountability of agents in the Contact Center

Accountability in the Contact Center

“We want to make people more accountable.” Well, amen to that. As a concept, accountability has enormous appeal. It is discussed in relation to government,...
Contact Center Self Service as a Customer Satisfying Experience

Get the Show on the Road

The idiom “get the show on the road” alludes to a theatrical production going on tour,” according to The American History Dictionary of Idioms....
Search Analytics Provides Key Insights into Self-Service Experience

Search Analytics Provides Key Insights into Self-Service Experience

With online self-service, getting customers to accurate information with as little effort as possible can provide them with a high-value experience while meeting the...
Advocatus Diaboli and the Metric Mirage. Playing devils advocate in the contact center with analytics

Advocatus Diaboli and the Metric Mirage

Devil’s advocate, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, it means: “One who argues against a cause or position either for the sake...
Contact Center Pipeline April Issue - Featuring Employee Advocacy

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: A Look Inside Our April 2016 Issue

The April 2016 issue of Contact Center Pipeline is available online. Here is what you’ll find inside: FEATURE ARTICLES Employee Advocacy By Susan Hash An empowered and impassioned...
Look Beyond Post Call Surveys to Measure Customer Experience across Multiple Touchpoints

Look Beyond Surveys to Measure Customer Experience

Contact centers typically rely on post-call surveys to gather valuable feedback from the customer's viewpoint. But how do you measure a customer experience that...
Video Interview with Kristi Holcombe, Director of Workforce Management, Travelersvideo

Executive Talk: Kristi Holcombe, Travelers

In this Executive Talk interview, I had an opportunity to chat with Kristi Holcombe, Director of Workforce Management at Travelers. Kristi has over 20...
Contact Center Leaders Creating Actionable Knowledge

Creating Actionable Knowledge

The amount of information that contact center leaders have access to is phenomenal. We live with it every day, so we tend to take...
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Top 5 Posts in July

Our top blog post in July offered insights from AllStaff’s Eric Berg about customers’ views of offshore contact centers—why offshore centers have an image...
Rethinking Contact Center Metrics

Rethinking Contact Center Metrics: The Problem with Averages

While the contact center environment has evolved a great deal over the past decades, some metrics have not. Many centers focus on metrics that...