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Dispelling the 3 Most Common Myths of Contact Center Operations

These alleged “business truths” actually hurt operator morale, productivity and effectiveness Apple’s prelaunch campaign for its Apple Watch is the latest example of how the contact center is evolving to address attempts... Read More

Operational Success Index: Where to Measure Forecast Accuracy

In part one of this article series we established how each team within the workforce management practice affects the outcomes and success metrics of the call center. Last week in part two,... Read More

Contact Center: 2024 Style

A quick trip to any museum not only provides an interesting picture of yesteryear, it reveals an instructive barometer on the ways we have changed.  What would be the artifacts and displays... Read More

The Times They Are A Changin'

“Come gather 'round peopleWherever you roam…For the times they are a-changin'.” – Bob Dylan In life, there is only one constant: change.   You’ve witnessed this to be true at home and at... Read More

Absent Motivation Means Absent Employees

It all begins with motivation. If your employees are experiencing a lack of motivation in the work place, you’ll see this evident in their productivity. You’ll also see this evident in the... Read More

Top Contact Center Performance Management Challenges

“What’s the biggest performance management challenge in your contact center?” I recently posed this question to contact center leaders. The responses fit into four major themes: Finding time to manage the team... Read More

Establishing a Culture That Supports Distributed Teams

As a contact center leader, the results you create—internally and for your customers—depend on being able to get support from people who work at different times, in different places, or within different... Read More

Calibration Consternation: You're Not Alone

I spoke to a few contact center agents recently and I couldn’t help but feel frustrated in their view of schedule adherence.  The very sound of the phrase made them go to... Read More

Resolve to Make Your Contact Center More Effective and Efficient in 2014

It’s that time of year again.  You hear about reflection, planning, goals, and resolutions more often than usual. Gym parking lots are overcrowded, treadmills are a hot commodity, and Facebook timelines are... Read More

Contact Center Spotlight: Cars.com Focuses on the Metrics That Matter Most

2013 has been an action packed year for our industry, and an exciting year at ICMI! One of the highlights was our innaugural awards dinner to celebrate ICMI's Global Contact Center Awards.... Read More

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Which of the following best describes the mood in your contact center?

Every man for himself
Teamwork makes the dream work
Some days are stressful, but we have fun
Most people do the minimum to get their paycheck
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