IT Customer Service training teaches empathy to logic based teams. From this you get org. collaboration & cross teamwork between technical and non-technical teams. After 25 years of teaching IT Customer Service to programmers, operations staff and tech support reps, I share in this post some of the keys to doing it. They are very capable of developing great people skills.
Once again, from my work with information technology (IT) teams, I am compelled to write about leaders risking quality service with the risky thought of delivering support via email only. Some claim it increases quality by avoiding tone of voice and increasing audit capability. Yikes! U-turn from this thinking. There are at least 3 damaging effects.
Leaders and experienced reps all know that speaking jargon can kill a customer experience. Moreover, listening w/ jargon can kill the relationship! Two short stories from The People-Skills Coach™ illustrate the true impact and how to avoid the blunders of jargon Jabberwocky.
CIOs, IT directors, and technical support managers of many companies face one universal challenge — cross teamwork between the front line service desk and onsite support. Here are 4 critical steps to meeting this challenge with great success!