In my previous blog post, I discussed the rise to prominence of employee engagement in today’s contact center industry. As a reminder, 82 percent of participants in Saddletree Research’s recent survey of end-users ranked employee engagement as a highly important component of their contact center ...
Today’s workforce looks very different than the one from just five years ago. Rapidly changing technology, shifting work-life priorities, and a surprisingly high “disengagement rate” have all collaborated to drive the need for changes—big ones—in the contact center.
At the end of 2016, I conducted 20 interviews with customer service professionals who were members of the National Association of Call Centers (NACC).  The NACC is a 503(c)(6) not-for-profit membership organization based at Middle Tennessee State University. I work under contract as research ...

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