We hear a lot today about employee engagement. But according to the Hay Group, “engagement alone does not drive employee effectiveness.” Employees also need to be enabled. In other words, employees need to be in the right role and given a supportive environment with no significant barriers to ...
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.”  ...
Speech Analytics (SA) was introduced to the call or contact center a decade or so ago. SA transcribes and analyzes audio in every phone call to discover powerful, rich actionable insights. It has now reached a stage akin to how other contact center technologies such as Quality Management (QM) and ...
When you first say production management, I think most people envision an assembly line—perhaps at an automobile plant.  Production management in a service support organization is similar in that you know the type of work and process steps needed to execute the work, and the skills required to do ...
One complaint we hear often in the age of Big Data is that we now have too much data.  You may ask: How do I dig through all the noise and find the data that truly helps me measure and manage my operations?  Here are five steps to break through the noise and transform data into actionable ...
Quality Monitoring has been a staple of service organizations for decades now. How many times have we heard, “This call is being monitored for quality assurance,” when calling into a company? But this capability and focus on quality has mostly been limited to the contact center.  Why? The customer ...
As mentioned in a recent blog post by Laurie Wickham, Verint’s Engage global customer conference begins June 27th in Chicago.  Check out the agenda to see what’s being planned—including over 100 breakout sessions, 11 user groups, and eight themes.   The 3rd annual Verint Executive Summit will also ...
Have you or someone within your organization used software from Verint to optimize customer engagement? Has this person helped increase customer satisfaction, build customer loyalty, drive revenue, improve operational efficiencies, and/or heighten employee morale? If so, then be sure to submit a ...
Thinking back on my time in Operations, like so many other people I spent a significant amount of time trying to understand the root cause of the quality management (QM) opportunities in my organization.  What could it be? Should we improve our classroom training, should we do more on-the-job ...
As mentioned in part one of this series, I recently asked two industry executives what they believed it really means to go “above and beyond” when engaging customers and what role they believe “consistency” plays in the customer engagement process.  We discussed going above and beyond previously, ...
Appointments are really the norm in most businesses today. From Apple® stores1 to urgent care facilities, people are no longer willing to wait several minutes—or even an hour—for service. Customers expect to be able to select the most convenient day, time and location to get the service they ...

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