Global Contact Services CEO Greg Alcorn recently had the chance to chat with Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast.
If you have 3 minutes, I’ll share 3 powerful communication skills from my recent podcast on Thrive Loud with Lou Diamond.
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At GCS, we evaluate each new program with an understanding of what problems you encounter with your current outsourced contact center or call center program. We often hear, “Oh yeah, I wish I had considered that before I signed the contract.” The best way to avoid making a mistake again is to think about these factors before it is time to renew.
Public companies live in dog years. Well, almost. Dogs age seven years per calendar year. Public companies live FOUR, sometimes painful, quarters per calendar year. Before starting GCS, I was a public company division President and vowed NEVER to live that life again. Every quarter was stressed with “making numbers”, “showing growth”, “getting wins”. Dog years!!
Today, soft skills, time management and problem-solving, are critical. Now, soft skills certification can be a difference-maker for many organizations.
What makes soft skills so hard to master? For contact center managers and supervisors, teaching adults in the workplace to relate more effectively and consistently to their customers and colleagues can feel like herding cats. Of course, it just feels that way -- soft skills can be learned, reinforced, and continually refined. As customer service experts, the development of soft skills is central to our ability to consistently meet our client’s service levels. That is why soft skills training is emphasized at GCS. Today we’re going to look into why soft skills training can be so challenging, and offer some practical advice for managers on how to train your trainers and staff.