Laura Krajewski October 10, 2021 If your contact center is filled with tired, stressed, irritable employees, your customers will notice. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, engaged employees are more likely to improve customer relationships, increasing sales by 20%. This statistic supports the popular truth: happy employees make for happy customers. So, … Continue reading How to Run a Highly Effective Contact Center (Start Today)
Amy Bennet August 29, 2021 Decision making got a whole lot more difficult in the wake of the pandemic, didn’t it? From the most basic choices, like where to shop for groceries or who to visit in-person; to the most complex business decisions, like what to do about employee safety or how to ensure business … Continue reading How COVID Has Shifted the Contact Center RFP Timeline
Laura Krajewski July 28, 2020 Pexels / Pixabay The room is dimly lit, tightly packed, and windowless. The air seems tense. It’s hard to hear above the clatter of keyboards and phones ringing off the hook. Agents juggle phone calls, quickly type out emails and talk down angry callers. We’ve seen the typical call center … Continue reading An Undeniable Choice for Current Times: Move your Contact Center Virtual
Veronica Krieg July 27, 2020 Last week, I texted my vet on a Saturday to cancel an appointment for my cat Nacho. Within seconds, I got a response from Julie, the friendly and peppy office manager. It took less than 60 seconds to reach out and get confirmation for my request. At my previous vet’s … Continue reading 3 Facts IT Pros Wish Your Contact Center Would Prioritize on the Hunt for a Better Omnichannel Platform
Veronica Krieg July 13, 2020 Author’s note: We realize racism both in and out of the workplace is an extremely difficult topic and a complex subject to approach. But, its difficulty does not give us permission to disengage. At Sharpen, we believe in equality for all people. We’re working to bring those values into an … Continue reading 6 Ways to Be an Understanding and Supportive Leader as You Manage a Contact Center Team During a National Cultural Movement
Jeff Furst June 24, 2020 ContactBabel, a leading analyst firm covering the call center industry that is based in the UK, recently released their 2011 US Contact Center Decision Makers’ Guide (2011 Guide). FurstPerson provided sponsorship of the report. The report covers topics focused on people, process, and technology. The report is based on extensive … Continue reading The Most Effective Tools for Hiring Contact Center Agents
Kim Campbell — May 1, 2020 If one thing’s for certain in these most uncertain times, it’s that humans are resilient. There have been comparisons of the coronavirus pandemic to an earthquake, where the initial quake shakes us to the core, but the aftershocks continue to reshape the world for months and years to come. … Continue reading What Now? How Will Contact Centers Navigate the Post-COVID World?
Impacts of a dysfunctional culture within a contact center What are your core corporate values, and are they being translated into the organizational culture of your contact center? Organizational culture refers to a set of shared beliefs, values, and norms within an organization that shape the way its members perceive, interpret, and react to various … Continue reading Consequences of a Dysfunctional Contact Center Culture