Customer support self-service has been around for many years, but in 2020 is more important than ever before. As Gartner states in its article, “5 Customer Service Tech Trends in 2020”, Self-service is king. Some of the drivers of self service royalty include…. Firstly, as a result of the pandemic quarantines, many more employees and customers are working from home. As a result, they have to rely more heavily on self-help technology, and less on day to day human interactions.  Secondly, the pandemic has driven up customer service demand in many businesses. Offering excellent, customer self-service provides another channel for customers to solve problems.  Lastly,Read More →

Over the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to volunteer at two different animal rescue organizations. They both have the same ultimate goal, which is to save the lives of animals. However, their volunteer executions plans are vastly different. This is because one leverages a generalist approach, while the other leverages a specialist approach. What is the difference? In her May 2020 article, “Deep or wide: Should you become a specialist or generalist in your career?”, Sharlyn Lauby did a great job describing each option.  Per Lauby, “Generalists are competent in several different areas or activities within a profession. Consider an accountant who’s knowledgeableRead More →

This week I had the opportunity to attend the webinar “Managing Customer Experience In a Downturn”, led by Bruce Temkin, the head of the CX Institute for Qualtrics. I recently joked that if Bruce Temkin had a fan club that I would be one of the first members! His advice and content is always spot on and very helpful. Bruce covered a number of topics in this webinar. These included leading through a downturn, the role of experience management and an approach to adjusting CX programs during a crisis. Here are 3 key takeaways from the“Managing Customer Experience In a Downturn” webinar. I hope youRead More →