Improving CX (and Other Desired Results): The Quality Conversation Imperative

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO, Robert C. Davis and Associates What differentiates you from your competition? In today’s world, your customer experience (or CX) matters more than ever. In your contact center, the CX starts as soon as callers dial your number and get in to your system. Is it easy to navigate? When they need or want to speak with a live person, can they connect with someone...

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Contact center insights: Realize the value of teaching your people how to fish

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO, Robert C. Davis and Associates We have all heard the quote, “Give someone a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach someone to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime.” In our contact center consultancy, this sums up two critical components surrounding how we drive sustainable performance: skill transfer and the Socratic method. With skill transfer, we use...

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The key to an effective marketing spend is alignment with the contact center, and the proper focus on the floor: The Quality Conversation

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO How much money does your company spend marketing products and services, which generates calls into your contact center? Are your contact center agents maximizing every contact and driving conversion? We recently worked with a company that increased the monthly spend to drive potential customers to the contact center from $100K to $400K per month. Although we...

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Training contact center supervisors around the internal CX is key to reducing agent attrition in tightening labor markets

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO As the labor market continues to heat up, the impact of attrition in the contact center will only get worse. People who took jobs in the contact center often took the job because they couldn’t find the appropriate job in their field of choice. In May 2018, the unemployment rate (U3) hit 3.8% before ticking up to 4.0% in June because more people are entering...

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All Coaching Is Not Created Equally

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO, Robert C. Davis and Associates Coaching is a critical part of growth in all aspects of life. For example, as an avid triathlete, I have employed various coaches over the last 10 years to improve my swimming, biking, running and overall performance. In my situation as a triathlete and in your contact center, all coaching is not created equally. One-on-one for...

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