Committing To A Coaching Culture In The Contact Center Wins Significant Rewards

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO, Robert C. Davis and Associates I have had a love-hate relationship with my TV/internet/home phone and mobile phone provider for 10 years. Yes, they provide all-in-one billing and one company to call for any issue, and you get discounts for having multiple services bundled. This also makes for a challenge, because every time I need to call, I get...

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Optimum CX: Strike the right balance of AI and other new contact center solutions and investing in the human interaction

By Brad Baumunk, President and COO Think about your last experience calling a customer care line. Were you able to solve your issue using an automated system without human interaction? Today we read a lot about artificial intelligence (AI) and other new solutions in the contact center marketplace that providers claim will help improve the customer experience (CX). Clearly, if implemented with...

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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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Want to exceed expectations in your contact center? Have your supervisors put their primary focus on coaching and development

By Brad Baumunk, COO It is hard to believe it is 2018. So much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same. When it comes to contact centers, the opportunities seem to be the same year in and year out. Case in point, the findings from two recent surveys Contact Center Challenges & Priorities for 2018 by Lori Bocklund – The #1 priority is coaching and development. Read article (PDF) Contact...

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