Are Robots Turning into Us, or Us into Them?
Automation technologies seem intent on turning reps and agents more and more robotic.
Oh, Paw-lease: Canines, CRM, and CX
As any pet owner will tell you, dogs have opinions. Perhaps even on customer experience?
A Trip Down Social Media’s Memory Lane Uncovers Emotions
And it's not just social media; CX can produce memorable (hopefully positive) feelings.
Remembrance of CRM Things (and Sweet Desserts) Past
For the author, there's a lot of history in these pages.
Your Employee Technology Also Drives Your Customer Experience
Customer service reps deserve tools that help, not impede.
Is Near-Real-Time Machine Translation Nearly Here?
Believe it or not, we might yet overcome the fall of the Tower of Babel.
Do You Have Contact Center Stars? Advertise Them
Having high-performing agents should be a selling point for your business.
Great Customer Experiences Don’t Require Disney World Delight
Businesses should set their sights at a lower, more important target.
Are Customer Service Metrics Gauging the Right Things?
We could be getting trapped by our historical systems of measurement.
Will Uberization Ruin Contact Centers?
A community-based gig economy model is giving way to a more utilitarian model.
Digital Humans Are Here to Serve You
Animated avatars for customer service are becoming too good to dismiss.
Wake Me Up When the Chatbots Write Their Own Scripts
They're a long way from that now, but AI points toward that future
What Do Customers Really Want From Chatbots?
And do they themselves really know?
2021: The Year Customer Service Embraces Empathy
Customer service has always had something of an identity crisis. But that could be about to change.
We Don’t All Want to Work From Home
Efficiency goes up, but does employee happiness?
Stop Trying to Make Us All Productive
Instead of hyper-focusing on productivity, companies must also consider their workers' well-being
As Agents Already Know, Emotional Work Is Real Work
Compassion fatigue can be a big issue in contact centers
What Post-Pandemic Contact Centers Will Look Like
Will agents return to the office or remain remote? The answer is, likely, yes to both
Empathy Has Its Limits, and It’s Also More Critical Than Ever
Accept that we're all human and let that be your guide, in personal and business contexts
To Succeed in Customer Service, Forget the Rule Your Parents Taught You
Why is my preference assumed to be your preference?