Contact Centers are no longer just “call” centers. The channels customer’s use and service level expectations have grown significantly over the past decade. Customers can communicate through email, chat, text or social media and they’re not exclusive to just one channel. They will utilize several communication channels to create the complete customer story. ay Minnucci, President and Founder of Service Agility notes in his recent white paper Three Coming Contact Center Trends and the Impact on Real-Time Management, when the channel splits are more even, contact center managers will need to have better defined skilling strategies for agents.
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I previously posted about contract center trends that we might expect to see in 2014. In the January 2014 issue of The Real-Time Contact Center Newsletter, Donna Fluss takes a slightly different approach to anticipated trends, stating them in terms of goals for the upcoming year. In the article, “Enterprise Servicing Goals for 2014,” Fluss writes that “many of the goals are similar to those in prior years, however, the priorities have changed, and there are new ‘twists’ that are being enabled by a more open, creative and flexible view of the role of contact centers.”
It’s January, so it’s time to start fresh and think ahead to what the new year might bring. What can we expect to see, hear, and learn more about in the contact center field over the next 12 months?