Despite our love for various contact channels, many organizations struggle to deliver consistent, effective assistance on every channel they support. One strategy for bolstering omnichannel success is the channel-blended agent: a contact center agent that handles customer contacts from more than one channel.
It can be incredibly hard for leaders to organize and act on unstructured feedback effectively. Without the right processes and technology in place to capture and structure the random comments we hear from customers (via our front-line employees), it’s not possible to act on this information effectively even if we’re well aware of it.
When we receive feedback in a disorganized way, it’s up to those capturing the feedback to give it some structure. Most employees haven’t been trained and don’t know what to do with these kinds of suggestions.
Especially for first-time contact center agents, speaking with that first customer can be a nerve wracking experience. As trainers and coaches, how do we help our new colleagues to have the necessary confidence and knowledge to assist our customers along their journey?
Originally published by ICMI. Read the full article at icmi.com. Admit it! Working in a contact center isn’t always exciting, and when it is… that’s not necessarily good. Contact Center Agent also isn’t a title near the top of most fourth graders’ wish lists: race-car driver, lawyer, astronaut, president, and pop-star have slightly more cachet. As ...