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Getting Top Level Support

Executive Interaction on the Front Lines

Interaction with the staff is important in most any leadership position, but it is absolutely critical in a contact center. The agent’s job success...
The Power of Collaboration in the Contact Call Center

The Power of Collaboration

In our centers, vast amounts of useful content and ideas exist in the minds of our agents. Collaboration is, of course, hardly a new...
Mindful Communication in the Call Center

Let ’Em Have It or Bite Your Tongue

The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms defines the phrase to “let someone have it” as originating in the mid-1800s and meaning “to give a...
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Inside View: Award-Winning Managers

What defines best-in-class performance? ICMI recently announced the finalists for its Global Contact Center Awards Program. The winners in each of the 12 categories...
The Impact of Mobile

The Impact of Mobile

No matter what you think of mobile communication, you can be certain it is here to stay. It is not simply a different type...
Make a long story short

Make a Long Story Short… PLEASE

“To make a long story short” is an idiom that dates back to the 1800s. In 1857, Henry David Thoreau penned these words in...
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Tips for Communicating with a Global Team

Globalization has become a key growth driver for many organizations—and it’s a trend that will continue to increase. Research by The Hackett Group has...
A Day in the Contact Center

A Day in the Contact Center with LINDSEY ANSLOW

LINDSEY ANSLOW has dedicated her career to working in customer-centric contact centers. As Director of Operations at DependableIT, a third-party provider of commercial and residential...
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Communicating Customer-Centric Change

Becoming a customer-centric organization typically requires a culture change that must be driven from the top. A collaborative approach that involves a close partnership...