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.
To succeed with self service, the knowledge base needs good searchability and to generate relevant hits. In ComAround Knowledge™ it is the search bar, which is based on the powerful search engine Microsoft Azure Search, that technically enables the search itself. The searchability of the content is largely determined by structure and wording, and this is where you and your colleagues can make a difference. In this article you will get several handy tips!
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
Working with legacy data is a common and often frustrating issue to handle. This article will give you the knowledge needed to begin dealing with it effectively.
Whether you’re looking to implement self service for your customer, or assessing the quality of your current self-service solution, there are five key enablers that need to be in place in order to achieve a successful self-service solution.
Self service is an excellent tool that I always recommend every organization to implement as a service to their employees, as it improves service and support. A good self-service solution will also reduce support costs, decrease incoming calls to the service desk, and improve job satisfaction within the service desk. Invest some time in my five recommended key enablers to discover how you can dramatically improve the results of self service:
As service-oriented support organizations and service desks, how do we address the new generation of employees, the old generation’s new behaviors, and new technology?
The traditional viewpoint that every article created should be perfect has no connection to how we consume and process information. Support organizations that realize it’s impossible to create perfect knowledge articles will succeed with knowledge management. Successful support organizations develop methods for the early identification of new issues, and they create effective articles that resolve the new issues.
Many support organizations have started to align their support model with Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) as their methodology for working effectively with knowledge. In this article we reply to the most commonly asked questions related to the adoption of KCS.