Category: Employee Engagement

Posted by: Greg Alcorn, July 2, 2012

Be A Coach, not a Supervisor.

We certainly did not know exactly what to expect with the CMRxchange webinar. Holly Czuba, George Simons and I accepted the offer to present a live session on coaching, communication and collaboration to an online audience of contact center professionals. George had the idea of taking each topic and asking a lead-in question to promote

Posted by: Bucky Cline, June 29, 2012

CRMXchange Webinar; Coaching with Style goes well!

Presenting at a conference takes a lot of work and planning. Not to mention the travel time. Fortunately, last week, President and CEO Greg Alcorn got to do it all from the comfort of his office. CRMXchange hosted a virtual contact center conference this week. Greg hosted a session titled “Coaching, Communicating and Collaborating Your Way

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One might think that the world of sports has little to nothing in common with the contact center industry but that is not true. First foremost like coaches, managers have an active role in the success of their team. By using language that promotes learning, issue management and success, managers help boost morale and encourage

Posted by: Frank Camp, May 21, 2012

Leadership by Listening; Leadership & Management

When you see someone visiting your site, it is human nature to question their motive: are they a client or prospect? are they an auditor? is something important happening? Our clients use site visits to check up on their programs, but our management team takes advantage of site visits to not only check up on

Posted by: Frank Camp, April 24, 2012

Team Building in the Office ~ Expressed Interest

by guest writer Donna VanHorn Team building in an office helps foster better and open communication between employees, themselves, and also, between employees and upper management. It goes a long way in improving professional relations, understanding and cooperation, and this is very much reflected in the quality of work done. Team building in the workplace

The contact center industry is constantly changing due to the intermittent churning of technological advancements and newfound customer needs. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned pro, at some point or another, you will have to learn some new things. And enhancing your knowledge can help you become a better performer and a contact center rock star. Start by trying out different techniques on your calls

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Posted by: Laura Jollay, April 20, 2012

National Walk at Lunch Day

Our friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield told us about National Walk at Lunch Day and we are encouraging YOU to get moving. On April 25th, we hope all of you will whip out a pair of sneakers and go for a walk on your lunch break. We know walking is popular for a lot of our associates and if you haven’t

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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford You see a memo about a relay race taking place at the site at noon. You hear mention of a site cookout taking place next month. Your supervisor tells you about a community service event the team is getting involved

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Posted by: Greg Alcorn, March 23, 2012

Co-workers are Customers Too

In our industry, we’re taught you should do everything you can to make sure we do everything the client wishes to treat the customer well. The same can and should be said for the way you interact with your co-workers, too. What if Susie points out a mistake during your monitoring session? Do you get defensive or do you accept the critique in order

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Self-awareness, self-discipline and empathy are core components of what used to be called “character” but is now understood as something more–much more. Emotional Intelligence is an aptitude at the center of success in all aspects of human life. The emotionally adept display the ability to manage personal feelings well, and to read and deal effectively with other