Contact Center Leaders: Are Your Managers Ready for Black Friday?


The holidays might be considered to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for contact center managers the end of year blitz can be a tremendous tribulation. As explained in Part 1 of this series, year-end sales are anticipated to surge as consumers …

Customer Service Solutions Keep Hospitality in the Penthouse Suite


To understand the disruptive threat that alternative lodging companies pose to the hotel industry, look no further than research released earlier this year by Cowen and Company providing a glimpse into the success of Airbnb. The report indicated that Airbnb’s global bookings are anticipated to …

Savings and Service Should Not be an Either/Or Proposition in the Contact Center


In a recent New York Times article, author Kate Murphy disclosed an unsettling trend occurring now in the contact center industry: Many organizations are wittingly institutionalizing poor customer service to cut costs or monetize support. 

She cited an International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) survey in which …