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5 Ways Your Contact Center Can Keep Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience in Exceptionally Challenging Times
 Sponsored Post:   The past few months have presented huge challenges for businesses and employees around the world, including the disruption for many to a work-from-home environment. While the majority of contact centers... Read More

How AI Analytics Can Guide Customer Service
Every day, artificial intelligence helps us accomplish more than we ever thought possible. One such example is the way we access information. We expect immediate answers to our questions, and AI makes... Read More

Tactics Agents Need to Know for Handling Irate Customers
In the contact center, agents and supervisors have heard it all before: Customers threatening to sue the organization because a product isn’t working correctly. Promises to light up social media if customers... Read More

5 Tips to Effectively Manage Difficult Customers
Early in my career, I hated receiving support calls from a certain difficult customer - “Robert”. Robert usually needed help with a legitimate issue, but would also pepper me with questions about... Read More

Why Premium Service Improves Customer Experience For All
Earlier this year, ICMI published an article entitled How Service Became a Product and Why That’s Bad. I believe differentiated service offers are great for customers and I will explain the keys... Read More

How to Quickly Manage More Customer Service Cases With Automation
Sponsored post  During times of increased contact volume, no one wants to be left on hold for more than a few minutes. One way to help customer support agents assist as many... Read More

In Unusual Times, Replace the Usual Customer Service Phrases
On a typical day, most customers will understand what you mean even if you use less-than-graceful words when you speak or write. For example, lots of customers dislike the phrase “No problem!”... Read More

Empower Your Workforce to Fix Things for Customers
The following is an excerpt from Brad Cleveland’s Contact Center Management on Fast Forward: Succeeding in a New Era of Customer Experience. Real-time management is often viewed as a matter of responding... Read More

Customer Loyalty May No Longer Exist, and Contact Centers Must Adapt
Researchers have long warned that many customers are just one bad interaction away from switching brands. In the post COVID-19 world, I would like to argue that these findings are now outdated.... Read More

Make Sure Your Customers Can Get a Human
    “In an era when companies see online support as a way to shield themselves from ‘costly’ interactions with their customers, it’s time to consider an entirely different approach: building human-centric... Read More

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