Part 2: Resolve more cases with self service – support strategy and goals as fundamental control instruments

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 goals.

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Part 3: Resolve more cases with self-service – Tool for understanding and changing user behavior

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 of the change process that is essential for changing user behavior.

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The Hero is The King – Not Content

This is a 4- step guide on how to make your self service knowledge base a success and one of your must valuable assets. This guide is aimed at those who want to enhance an existing knowledge base as well as those who are planning for a new knowledge solution.

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KCS: Using Gamification for reward and recognition

Gamification is the application of game design and game mechanics in a work or social setting to motivate individuals and teams to perform specific and often repetitive actions. A core principle of KCS is rewarding and recognizing effort, and it has proven to be a successful combination when used with gamification to achieve this, both immediate and long term. In this article you will learn about the goals of reward and recognition, how to calculate the scoring and how to steer the content work with gamification.

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KCS – The Hive Mentality (The Collective Experience)

In this third part of our Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) series, we look at knowledge as a collective experience, and how the combined expertise and experience of the organization are far greater than that of any one individual. It’s about creating involvement and spreading the risks, without leaving anyone feeling minimized. Read more

Part 4 Järfälla Municipality: Measures and plans for solving more cases in Zero Level support

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 interviewed Hans Berkvall, IT Manager at Järfälla Municipality, who describes their measures and plans for increasing the number of solved cases in Zero Level support.

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KCS – Evolving content based on demand and usage

Our work environment and its content are in constant change. For service desks and support teams it is a very time consuming job to keep the content up to date, if even possible at all. But if every use of an article provided an opportunity to edit and refresh the information in it, would that stop the bottleneck effect and result in updated information? In the second article in our KCS series we get to know about the second core principle of KCS- how to handle and evolve the content.

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Part 3 Järfälla Municipality – Reasons and expectations for Zero Level support

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 line.

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Meeting customer needs with KCS

Across industries and geographies, companies are asking the same questions: How do they scale and extend their support capabilities, with limited staff and budget resources?  How do they continue to provide world class customer service to existing customers while being asked to do more? How can they keep up with the increasing demand on their support staff?

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KCS vs Knowledge Engineering

What are the differences between KCS (Knowledge Centered Support) and Knowledge Engineering, and how can the support organization benefit from leaving knowledge engineering mode? Read how an organization can make everyone a winner with focus on immediate action and relevant content.

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