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How Mindfulness Translates to Happier Agents and Customers

Being a customer support agent has to be one of the most stressful jobs in the world, even during normal times. Dealing with issues and problems all day every day is draining. And customers are sometimes at their worst when they connect with agents. The agent is expected to remain calm, cool,...


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Look for the Helpers: Technology's Role in Keeping Us Connected in Times of Crisis

In this moment of crisis, when the majority of the population is self-isolating at home, technology is an even more vital tool for streamlining crisis communications between companies, their teams and their customers. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, IDG's 2019 Digital Business reported 91% of...


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The Future of Work: How Virtual Desktops Enable a High-Tech, High-Touch Approach for Remote Work

In times of crisis, the way a company responds can make all the difference. When the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck, TELUS International worked quickly to assess and mobilize its workforce globally to adapt to changing conditions. Within two weeks, the organization enabled more...


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From the Boardroom to the Living Room: Navigating the Shift to At-Home Customer Support

As the saying goes, “we’re all in this together” - and this is certainly true at TELUS International where we recently transitioned from a primarily onsite customer experience and IT provider to mobilizing over 28,000 of our frontline agents to support our customers, and likewise their end...


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KPIs for Digital Customer Support: New and Improved Ways to Measure Success

Digital customer support is new and exciting – bringing a world of possibilities for boosting customer loyalty and lifetime value (LTV). But how do you measure results? Key performance indicators (KPIs) can help prove your success in digital customer support and can also help you continuously...


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Radically Personal Episode 1: JetBlue Service Brings Humanity Back To Air Travel

Frankie Littleford has, as she puts it, “jet fuel in her blood.” An airline industry veteran and co-founder of JetBlue Airways, Frankie was the force behind the airline’s customer service mission to “bring humanity back to air travel.” I’m thrilled to welcome Frankie as my first...


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A Tale of Radically Personal Service

Every day customer service heroes work hard to deliver radically personal service to customers —where customers feel known, valued, and experience service that feels effortless. This is the story of one such customer, Michael. And his customer service hero, Stephanie. … Meet Michael. ...


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Deliver Radically Personal Customer Service with Customer-Centric Tasks

Customer service heroes make their job look incredibly easy. But while they might resolve a customer’s issue in a single email, phone call, or chat session, it’s usually the result of a lot of behind-the-scenes work— by them, and the organization at large. Whether it’s liaising with the...


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Fully Automated Customer Service: The Myth and the Reality

37 percent of customers say they would prefer to get immediate assistance from a chatbot over waiting just three minutes for a human. We’re all becoming used to interacting with automation. In fact, we often prefer it. From Siri to Alexa to automatic bill payment, automation has become an...


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Personalizing the Insurance Consumer Journey with a 360-Degree View

It’s a simple fact: Today’s data-driven organizations outperform their competitors—up to 23 times, according to McKinsey Research. But many of today’s organizations struggle to get the 360-degree picture of their customers needed to make hyper-personalization a reality. The insurance industry ...