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Reviewing your contact centre operations in 2021

For many businesses, the contact centre operations are at the heart of their business. Contact centres went through a significant change in 2020, so why should you review yours in 2021?

Consider the numbers:

 

Great service

Great customer service should be at the heart of your drive to retain satisfied customers. The experience your customers have is critical to levels of customer satisfaction, and therefore to revenue. There should be a constant need to ensure you are doing everything you can to create a quality experience.

 

Multiple channels

Today’s customer wants to work with you at a time and in a way that suits them. So the contact centre needs to support multiple channels, including email, webchat and social media. Depending on your sector, your target customer may be less and less likely to want to talk to you on the phone.

 

They are also likely to use more than one channel. 25% of customers will use 1 or 2 channels when engaging with your business, and 52% of customer will use 3 or 4 channels. Your contact centre needs to be able to address their queries across all of those channels. Add to this the drive to solve the customer’s enquiry at the first point of contact and it is likely that your contact centre may be ready for a review.

 

Reviewing your contact centre operations

What are the key things you need to think about when you review your contact centre?

 

  • We have a thorough 12 step process we work through with new clients. We believe the first step is to fully identify the issue. When working with customers we invest a lot of time working with them to understand how their business works, how they deliver value to the customer and what the trends are in their industry. Only then can we start to provide a suitable solution that works for the business.

 

  • We always recommend that when designing a solution it is invaluable to involve the contact centre team, who know in detail the opportunities and challenges that the business faces.

 

  • When designing a new solution, you should focus on the areas of customer experience that will make the most impact to your business. It is easy to try and make a transformation project fix a range of challenges, but the results will be better when there is a sharp focus on one area.

 

  • Consider how you are going to measure success. Beyond traditional contact centre key performance indicators, will you be looking at broader customer satisfaction measures?

 

  • How does your contact centre need to integrate with other areas of your business? Which other business systems and applications need to be designed into the solution?

 

Ensuring your contact centre keeps pace with customer expectations and delivers a quality customer experience is an ongoing challenge for business. Reviewing your operations in 2021 will help you keep ahead.

 

Working with an expert partner can ensure your contact centre operations are as successful as possible. Book a free call or contact us to see how we can help you in 2021.

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As we all know from bitter experience, making decisions in advance is far easier, and far more cost effective, than making panic-based decisions after an emergency has struck.

These words from our partners @Mitel are so true!

You cant afford to stand still with your business technology, and you definitely dont want to be reacting to a crisis, so get in touch today to see if we can help you plan effective telecoms systems to grow your business.

#contactcentre | #customerservice | #digitaltransformation

https://www.mitel.com/blog/complacency-is-risky-business

"As we all know from bitter experience, making decisions in advance is far easier, and far more cost effective, than making panic-based decisions after an emergency has struck."

These words from our partners @Mitel are so true!

You can't afford to stand still with your business technology, and you definitely don't want to be reacting to a crisis, so get in touch today to see if we can help you plan effective telecoms systems to grow your business.

#contactcentre | #customerservice | #digitaltransformation

www.mitel.com/blog/complacency-is-risky-business
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