Doing more with less. You have heard this phrase and many of us live it. Each year service desks are asked to satisfy higher demands without rapidly expanding their organizations. I have met very few service desk managers that claim to have enough people to exceed their service level targets while managing all the projects and operational tasks on their plates. So how do you satisfy your customers, your employees and the needs of your organization? You begin by learning from the experiences of others.
An effective knowledge management strategy can transform both your organization’s customer experience and employee loyalty.
The organization can also develop more innovative products and services and drive the kind of positive change that leads to great results. Working with KCS® (Knowledge-Centered Service) can make the difference between being just above average and greatness. KCS is a simple idea that creates profound benefits. The idea is that you should integrate the creation and maintenance of knowledge into the daily problem-solving process. Read more
Barclay Rae, the CEO of itsMF UK, talks to Lena Stormvinge, Head of Training & Consulting at ComAround, about Knowledge Management at SITS 17
Most of us working in a service organization are struggling with making our customers satisfied with limited resources. Using an established Knowledge Management methodology and a specialized Knowledge Management solution, streamlines our support workflow to be able to resolve more incidents with our existing resources. Adopting the KCS methodology helps service organizations to know exactly what to do to get great results.
Barclay Rae, the CEO of itSMF UK, talks to Lena Storvinge, The Head of Training & Consulting at ComAround, about Knowledge Management. The interview is divided in three parts.
Part 1 – What is knowledge management?
Part 2 – What is KCS? – the 90/90 rule? What is the biggest challenge to make Knowledge Management work?
Part 3 – About ComAround and the future of service organizations
The right tool supports the chosen method and reduces the need to develop workarounds. It also encourages users to follow the correct methods through having the right flow and functions.We give you three reasons to why you should use a specialized knowledge tool.
After spending three days at the HDI conference in Orlando, the world’s largest helpdesk and service desk event, I can say that American companies and organisations are currently focusing strongly on introducing Level Zero support, which is the level before first line where users can help themselves.
Can something as simple as introducing new staff the right way really improve a large company’s performance? My answer to this is YES, it really can! The key is keeping the information they need where the employees go to find the answers to all their questions – in the self service solution.
It is an undeniable fact that CIO´s and CFO´s across the globe’s Fortune 500 companies have measured how well their company’s first line resolution rate performs as an important KPI. The higher the resolution rate the better. I dare to say “No”.
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. Read more
At the HDI 2015 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, we experience, both from participants and the conference program in general, that there is a heavy focus on knowledge, KCS, integrations and beyond IT (HR, Marketing, Finance and so on.).
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 business and what is useful information.