Table of Contents, March 2021
How to Foster Diversity & Inclusion in the Contact Center
By Susan Hash
Driving change is hard work, but the benefits for your customers, employees and brand far outweigh the effort.
What Execs Want: How to Respond to Visionary Ideas
By Lori Bocklund
The next time your leadership asks you to pursue a new technology, consider it opportunity knocking.
Strike While the Iron Is Hot
By Kathleen M. Peterson
Executive-level awareness is like hot steel… temporary. Seize the opportunity to make a case for proper funding of your contact center.
THE VIEW FROM THE SADDLE
By Paul Stockford
We’re in a people business in more ways than one.
What Is Your Customer-Centric DNA?
By Janet LeBlanc
Key findings from the eight-year study on customer centricity in North America.
Biden Administration Impact on Contact Centers
By Dick Bucci
A new administration brings legal and regulatory changes for contact centers. What are some of the potential effects on our industry?
SOCIAL CUSTOMER CARE
Digital Customer Care: 10 Ways to Fix Not-Very-Good Tweets to Customers
By Leslie O’Flahavan
Writing better customer service tweets can improve the sincerity of your Twitter feed and strengthen the connection with customers.
Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader
By Sangeeta Bhatnagar
Beginning your journey: Reflecting on intentions, mindfulness and self-awareness.
The Role of Contact Center Agents in Product Innovation
By George Horvat
Don’t miss an opportunity to tap into a valuable source for creating thinking—your frontline agents.
Managing Emotional Labor in the Contact Center
By Mark Pereira
Are your agents “surface acting” their way toward emotional exhaustion and burnout?
COVID-Era Phone Fraud Demands Omnichannel Response
By Mark Horne
Defeating fraud in the age of coronavirus calls for a proactive, wide-ranging approach.
Changes in Customer Experience: What Does 2021 Hold?
By Ryan Tamminga
Individual personalized experiences with empowered CSRs will drive loyalty and business success going forward.
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