If you run a call center, change is familiar. The functionality and technology is more advanced than ever before. Beyond that, the expectations of service, the metrics that gauge success, and the channels customers can use to maximize their efforts and minimize their wait times are very different.
Today, most changes to call centers are a response to consumer behaviour, rather than an effort to advance business initiatives. After all, customer happiness and engagement are amongst the most significant drivers behind the image, culture, and success of an organization. In fact, 82% of consumers surveyed by Zendesk in their annual Benchmark Report said they stopped doing business with a company because of bad customer service from call centers. Continue reading