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There has been a lot of noise around customer engagement lately. New channels to use for customer service, an increase in self-service, decline in traditional channel usage, a robot take-over - but what does all of that actually mean?
With new channels comes more choice. Customers have more options to reach out to a brand than ever before. Gone are the times where you could only get an answer if you walked into a store or picked up the phone. Nowadays, we can yell at our fridge to get customer support or we can use our mobile phone while on the way to work (car is parked, of course).
In the end, the presence of more channels means more consumers trying to connect with businesses. At first thought, that’s a good thing as it allows companies to sell more. The problem is that contact centers are not capable of scaling. There is a point where hiring new agents is not an option anymore. Yes, technology can be improved to route incoming messages more efficiently, agents can be trained to handle concurrent conversations, and they can be enabled with all sorts of information. But, there will be a point when customer satisfaction drops because consumers have to wait too long for an answer.
Automation seems to be the holy grail. Let’s use a bot to handle all the incoming conversations. Thanks to AI they are smart enough, right? Not quite. Current technology is capable of handling certain things. Bots and the more sophisticated virtual assistants can help enterprises with their work load. But even if they are fed with hundreds of chat logs and have been trained by professionals, they can only handle so much. Businesses will always have some topics that have to be handled by an actual human. Hint: That’s the elephant!
A McKinsey survey stated that 94% of customer care executives believed they would need to hire new agents or train current ones with new skills.This is not too far away from the truth. Nuance best practice for customer engagement is the following balance between technology, automation and humans:
This paradigm shift requires enterprises to rethink their approach to training and managing the agent workforce. New skills must be developed, new processes put in place and interfaces should be redesigned to ensure an always successful contact center. No need to panic, though. This is not an impossible task. There are experts out there that know exactly what contact center managers are going through and that have tested several options on how to transform your contact center. Let’s tackle that elephant together and create an experience your customers will love.
Publish Date: March 15, 2018 5:00 AM
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