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Your Contact Center Can't Afford To Stay With the Digital Status Quo
  Going digital is more than just a buzzphrase. It’s a way of thinking that informs all facets of your call center. Here is a good definition that, to me, encapsulates the... Read More

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How a Contact Center Team Develops
  In an earlier article on teams, we explored the concept of teams by defining what a team is, looking at different types of teams, exploring the value of teams in call... Read More

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Five Ways to Enable Remote Work Rapidly
  Being productive outside of your regular work environment is challenging, no matter where that is. At a previous employer, we were never routinely allowed to work from home. However, there were... Read More

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Avoiding Overcommitment: Managing Your Workload | #ICMIchat Rundown (March 31, 2020)
Now more than ever, professionals are struggling to balance unexpected demands with day-to-day operations. Surprises are around every corner, making it harder and harder to keep promises to our stakeholders and ourselves.... Read More

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Contact Centers Value AX. It’s Time Contact Center Executives Do, Too.
  Experience is the oxygen of organizational success. On one hand, you have customers, who hold businesses to the highest standard when it comes to every point of contact with your business.... Read More

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What Are the Characteristics of a Functional Contact Center Team?
  “Focusing a group of individuals on a common goal, helping them to succeed, celebrating their successes, and, most importantly, connecting their performance to the bigger picture—this is what teams are all... Read More

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20 Ways to Empathize With Stressed-Out Customers
  Whether the problems customers call about are large or small, they all need our empathy. They need us to infuse our emails, chats, and social media responses with words that demonstrate... Read More

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The 8 Forms of Wasted Effort in a Contact Center
  Contact center leaders, it's time to get out those scissors and cut non-value-added activities to drive continuous improvement. If you can eliminate waste, you will ensure that only value-added work remains,... Read More

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When the Plans Don't Fit the Situation: #ICMIchat Rundown (March 24, 2020)
We live in interesting times, but luckily it's business as usual for #ICMIchat. On March 24, Roy Atkinson and our community of contact center and customer experience experts reunited to explore how... Read More

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