Help your Customer Service Teams Excel! If you’ve ever worked in a Contact Centre or been around one for any reasonable stretch of time, you'll know that individuals working in the front-line naturally want to do the right thing by customers. Despite this, there are difficulties and complexities, competing priorities and bad performance measures dragging down the overall quality of service provided. Some organisations seemingly prevent good customer service from ever being possible with kooky policies and procedures. Whilst performing "Agent Shadowing" onsite the other day, I saw a great example of this. This agent (which we will call "Frank") is front-line of a large contact centre in Melbourne. His focus and approach was spot-on, looking to provide good customer outcomes by going over and above his remit as a front-line advocate. In this particular instance, a customer who was clearly frustrated and panicked, called in asking for help.
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