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3 Tips to Better Handle the Holiday Rush
For many contact centers, there’s a fairly predictable ebb and flow throughout the calendar year. An outdoor home goods brand, for example, likely receives a much higher volume of inquiries at the... Read More

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Ask Me Anything: Brad Cleveland on Contact Center Management on Fast Forward
We sat down with Brad Cleveland, founder of ICMI, for a preview of the latest edition of Contact Center Management on Fast Forward, available now on ICMI.com. Here are a few answers to... Read More


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The 10th Characteristic of the Best-Managed Contact Centers: They Are Effective, Engaged, and Open to Change
Spotlight on Strategy: Join Brad at ICMI Contact Center Connections from October 28-30 in Chicago. He'll be speaking in session 103: "Characteristics of the Best-Managed Contact Centers."  Henry Ford once said, “If... Read More

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The 9th Characteristic of the Best-Managed Contact Centers: They Have the Budget and Support to Get Things Done
Spotlight on Strategy: Join Brad at ICMI Contact Center Connections from October 28-30 in Chicago. He'll be speaking in session 103: "Characteristics of the Best-Managed Contact Centers."  Far too many contact centers... Read More

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Setting Solid Contact Center Goals for 2019
We're well into the fourth quarter, which means we're focused on ensuring a strong finish to the year, as well as finalizing budgets and setting 2019 objectives. It's my favorite time of... Read More

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The 8th Characteristic of the Best-Managed Contact Centers: They Leverage Technology to Support Their Mission
New technologies aren't passive — they're changing customer expectations, creating power shifts in organizations, and impacting the responsibilities of agents and managers. The best contact centers identify the technologies that further the... Read More

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Answers to Two More of Your Questions About Contact Center Operations
In part one of this blog series, I answered two of your questions about contact center industry standards. For the second installment, I’ll tackle two more questions from our community.  I hope... Read More

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What Happens to Customer Service When Unemployment Hits Historic Lows?
A low unemployment rate is cause for celebration. It means people are working, paying taxes, and bringing home the bacon. That’s why most people see the current 3.6% US unemployment rate as... Read More

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