If you are leading a customer support team in the midst of Covid-19 you know that the show must go on. Regardless of the pandemic, customers still need their software to work, their hardware to process transactions and the cloud services to be available. The Operations Blog has gathered together the best resources across the internet to help you manage customer support and operations teams amidst the Covid-19 pandemic challenges. The content is broken down into three segments and this blog post will be updated regularly. Managing Remote Workers Through Covid-19. Managing Customer Service, CX and Business Operations. HR View: Wellness, Privacy – Coronavirus. 1)Read More →

I recently attended a webinar called “The future of AI (artificial intelligence) in customer service”.  Experts at both Zendesk and Netomi presented their research findings and answered questions from the audience members. This webinar intrigued me. So, I went on to study the impact of AI on customer experience across industries and solutions. This blog recaps my key takeaways. What is AI in customer service? When people think about AI, they often think of Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. Can Alexa or Siri help you with your NPS scores? Maybe! Let me define AI in the customer service realm. In simple terms, artificial intelligence automatesRead More →

“Small steps to create urgency have a massive impact.”  This statement really caught my eye in a recent blog post from Piper Harris, an Atlanta, GA based leadership coach. As someone who is naturally action oriented, I have a radar that flashes when I observe a lack of urgency to fix critical problems or to make changes that can have a large and positive impact. It can very frustrating to deal with these delays in action, whether it be with a boss, a colleague, a customer or even with a close friend. How should we define the phrase “sense of urgency”? In his recent book,Read More →