Self service means to obtain answers to questions by yourself, without having to contact the staffed support function. This is 6 reasones why a Service Desk should use self-service as a support channel to their customers.
About Therese Walve
Therese Walve has 15 years experience in marketing and worked as a counselor with a focus on online marketing. She has a master's degree in Economics from Stockholm University and is KCS Practices v5 certified.
Entries by Therese Walve
It is easier than many believe
It is not enough to offer self-service if users are not aware that it is available or understand the advantages. It is essential that Service Desk markets the self service solution, its content and the benefits it provides in order for more users to resolve their problems via the self-service solution.
Users will benefit from easy access to the self-service knowledge tool. With easy access users will resolve problems themselves instead of calling the service desk. It is also advantageous to have the self-service solution integrated with the ITSM tool. This integration gives users the ability to access knowledge articles while registering an incident. It is […]
While attending the ITSMF conference in Norway on 3-5 March 2015, I had the opportunity to listen to the key note, Rae Ann Bruno. While her entire presentation was fascinating, she really got to me when she talked about the real business purpose of the IT-department, especially the gap between what they report to the […]
The management staff constitutes an important tool for changing behavior in an organization. Include them early in the process, use best practices, references and provide prompt feedback on progress.
A new service or tool won’t automatically perform miracles if you don’t do anything useful with it. You must decide on a strategy and get people to follow it if you’re to be successful. In this blog, I describe the most important elements of a support strategy for self service and the importance of setting […]
How can we get users to look for help in a self-service system rather than in the usual way, by contacting staffed support? When a new way of working with new routines is to be implemented, it means change to the existing situation. People react differently to change. The blog article gives you basic knowledge […]
Järfälla Municipality, outside Stockholm, has been using web-based self-service as a support channel for seven years. Last year, they decided to introduce Zero Level support as a stage before first line. Zero Level support is expected to solve 40% of all incoming cases. The challenge is to get users to help themselves via self-service.I have […]
In the previous two blogs about Järfälla Municipality, outside Stockholm, I have described its IT department’s challenges and how they are currently using web-based self-service in their activities. For this blog, I interviewed IT Manager Hans Berkvall about why they are taking the next step and introducing Zero Level support as a stage before first […]