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Give Your Help Desk the Power to Say Yes

Posted by Stephen Clark on 11/10/17 5:13 PM

Want a great topic for your next meeting?

How about one that will take the agenda completely off course and into a battle for the grisliest tale of woe?

Just ask: “Have you called our company’s help desk?” Now sit back and enjoy the horror stories that will follow…

We begin with levity here, yes, but in the real world this is no small matter—the reputation of your entire IT department can suffer quick and brutal damage if users are unhappy with their help desk. So then, how is your help desk? It’s a question many IT directors don’t want to ask. Why? Frankly, because they’re afraid of what the answer could be. Despite its true value help desk is most often viewed as a necessary evil or simply a cost center and, in some cases, treated as an afterthought.

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Topics: Improving Help Desk Performance, FCR, First Call Resolution

Trust and Reliability: Two Factors Necessary for Help Desk Providers

Posted by Todd Cronin on 5/17/17 11:28 AM

Trust and Reliability.  We can all agree these words have immense value.  They're used to emphasize integrity. They extend a promise of accountability to those who rely upon us whenever and wherever we're needed. These words should govern the culture, ethics and vision for your help desk.

All help desks should all stand by these values, to be trusted and reliable.  In IT, if customers can get their problems resolved when they contact support they will be more willing to report them, which leads to a better understanding of what challenges the business is facing and how IT can resolve them.  All derived from those two words.

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Topics: help desk support, trust, reliable, FCR, First Call Resolution

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