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Mary Lou Joseph
Customer satisfaction requires all parts of an organization to operate well together. A good conversation with a customer can quickly be undone by a poor transaction conducted in the back office. Digital transformation has traditionally centered on customer-facing parts of the organization—the ...
In the first blog in this series we discussed the scalability of process improvement resources. In the second blog, we discussed the structure needed to prioritize processes for re-engineering and/or automation. So, once you have re-engineered a process, how do you make it stick and help ensure the ...
Verint launched its gamification solution as part of its customer engagement optimization suite back in 2013. The solution can help organizations improve employee engagement and performance by increasing motivation to learn new skills or knowledge, or to change behaviors to help drive desired ...
In the first blog in this series, we discussed how organizations can help optimize the impact and scalability of their corporate Lean and Six Sigma teams.  In this blog we’ll be addressing how these teams can prioritize processes for re-engineering or automation. In a recorded webinar, Creating ...
Recently, Craig Seebach, VP, Enterprise WFO at Verint, moderated a webinar, “Creating Tremendous Results at Speed,” with Caroline Basyn, SVP, Global Business Services at Mondelez, the global snack manufacturer (Oreo and Cadbury brands to name a couple). While many topics were covered, improving ...
I’ve written before about the back office being the underdog—the unsung hero of the organization. The front office gets the kudos for delivering a great customer experience, but it’s the back-office that typically processes the work to completion. The focus of most of my musings has been on the ...
Gamification, the application of gaming mechanics to motivate a specific behavior, is no longer a buzzword according to Tim Bradshaw, correspondent for the Financial Times in his recent article, “Pokémon Go Shows Gamification Is Far from Dead.”1  The term gamification first gained widespread usage ...
Is your organization still plagued with operational silos? Are you chained to outdated legacy systems? Is meeting customer demand and expectations the focus of just the front office, or your entire company?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then likely your operations are living in ...
What’s the employee sophomore slump?  According to CIO.com writer Sarah K. White in her article, “How to use gamification to improve employee engagement,” it’s when “the high of a new job wears off” and the job has “lost its glamour and that excitement fades.”   Employees are most likely to become ...
The mail-order pharmacy unit of a healthcare insurer recently upgraded to the latest version of Verint® Workforce Optimization™. The upgrade was no easy undertaking as it extended the solutions to include thousands of employees in blended environments, in which staff engaged with customers on the ...
A recent Insurance Networking News article by Nathan Golia (@NathanGolia) references a West Monroe Partners’ study on data analytics in insurance companies that found “Two-thirds of the 122 respondents to the survey said data quality and accuracy was the greatest challenge to advanced analytics.”  ...

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