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Announcing The 2019 ICMI Global Contact Center Awards Finalists
| Published: March 04, 2019
The ICMI Global Contact Center Awards Program is the most comprehensive awards program dedicated to the customer management industry. It is designed to honor and recognize the companies, contact centers and individuals...
Using Technology to Automate QA? Look Before You Leap
| Published: February 27, 2019
Quality Assurance, or QA for short, is in desperate need of repair in most companies. According to a recent study by research firm CEB, now a part of Gartner, only 12% of...
Things to Consider When Training an Outsourced Team
| Published: February 14, 2019
This week guest host Jeremy Watkin led an #ICMIchat discussion on the ways BPOs are crushing it in the contact center space. One of the questions he raised: what should you consider...
5 Ways Contact Centers Can Help Break Down Walls & Silos in Organizations
| Published: February 06, 2019
Within many organizations, barriers to both resources and information exist. Unfortunately, when it comes to the contact center, these walls not only impede the progress of team members but also limit the...
The Best-Managed Contact Centers: #2 – They Have a Supporting Culture
| Published: January 29, 2019
Last month we kicked off a blog series that will reveal the characteristics of the best-managed contact centers. Characteristic #1? They Produce High Levels of Value. (You can read the first post in...
What Sets the Best Managed Contact Centers Apart?
| Published: January 25, 2019
This May, Brad Cleveland will deliver an ICMI Contact Center Expo Session that reveals the ten characteristics of the best-managed contact centers. The session will be based on insight from his book...
7 Tips for Improving Contact Center Productivity
| Published: January 08, 2019
Happy New Year! During our first #ICMIchat of 2019, we asked participants to share their best tips for boosting productivity in the contact center. Here are seven of the best responses. Watch...
Determining the Optimal Staffing Structure is a Lot Like Getting Dressed
Dr. Debra Bentson
| Published: January 06, 2019
When I see someone present a "best practice, best of breed, blue ribbon panel endorsed" template for Contact Center staffing structures I can feel that right eyebrow of mine begin to rise....
Characteristics of the Best-Managed Contact Centers: #1
| Published: December 19, 2018
In some organizations, you can feel the energy as soon as you walk in the door. It takes many forms: pride of workmanship, a feeling of community, good planning, coordination and the...
8 Contact Center Pros Share Their Top Challenges of 2018
| Published: December 13, 2018
This week, #ICMIchat was all about reflection. We discussed top trends from 2018 as we pondered what they might mean for the future. We also asked participants to share the number one...
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