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COVID-19 Consumer Behavior and Fraud Shifts Continue to Challenge Contact Center Agents

COVID-19 brought numerous unexpected changes to consumer behavior that, ultimately, have had a ripple effect throughout every organization. Millions of Americans, many for the first time, were forced to rely on digital services as in-person transactions became unavailable. Ninety-three million Americans signed up for online services that were once carried out in person, and 75% […]

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Unexpected Lessons from the 2020 Contact Center

About a year ago, I tried something that we would all agree now was a bit foolish: predict what the 2020 contact center would look like. Before the COVID-19 pandemic sent agents home on a massive scale, before economic disruption reinforced the need for consistent, digitally enabled customer experiences (CX), I outlined several ongoing trends […]

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Top Seven Call Center Software Requirements for the “Now Normal”

2020 was already showing signs of being a transformative year for the call center industry—with growing interest in “all things cloud” due to the benefits of an OpEx model, zero-touch roadmap upgrades, and the beginning rumblings of moving away from the traditional brick-and-mortar facility to save on capital expenses and attract talent from a wider […]

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See how one regional company is creatively promoting its WFH credentials

Video courtesy of the Cupola Group. To learn more about WFH services visit Cupola Group  

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Embracing Remote Work

The ability to work from home continues to top the list of desired benefits for employees seeking better work-life balance. Over the past five to 10 years, technology has enabled the growth of remote work across sectors and professions, and research suggests that nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce will be working remotely by 2025 […]

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Creating a Collaborative Virtual Team

The percentage of people working from home has grown exponentially in recent years. New technologies make it so much easier for remote workers to perform their tasks. Creating an environment of collaboration can improve the performance of individuals and teams who don’t work face-to-face. It can also increase worker retention and enhance a caring culture […]

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Upskilling the Contact Center Workforce

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, shifting last quarter’s priorities to the back-burner. As more communities around the world go on lockdown, company leaders are focusing their resources on stabilizing the operations. Without doubt, the top priority for contact center leaders during a crisis is the human element—taking care of your agents […]

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Innovation: What’s the Right Amount for your Contact Center?

Innovation is a requirement in most organizations. Without innovation, businesses will likely struggle to stay relevant and even survive. Most of us have a mandate (implied or explicit) to be innovative. To deliver on that mandate, you need to understand your organization and how it treats innovation. This is particularly true in a dynamic contact […]