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Category - People Management

Don’t Give in to Burnout...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Thu 04 July 2019

The calls keep coming. Every day, it feels like the same calls come in to the service desk, and there’s nothing that can be done to prevent them. It never feels like we&rsquo...

Leadership Fail: How Avoiding Conflict Can Make You an Ineffective Lea...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Wed 03 July 2019

If you avoid conflict to keep the peace, you start a war inside yourself.—Cheryl Richardson As I sat having a conversation with a friend a couple of months ago at the HDI ...

Recognizing a Diamond in the Rough: Coaching for Success...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Wed 26 June 2019

What is a diamond in the rough?  By definition, a diamond in the rough is merely a clump of carbon that, given the right circumstances, is able to develop into a high-quali...

Working Together: Building an Autonomous Team of Leaders...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Tue 18 June 2019

I love what I do, I love my coworkers, and I love where I work. I believe these three things are the key ingredients to employee engagement that positively impact business succ...

3 Steps to Avoid Burnout...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Tue 11 June 2019

The question is asked in desperation, when it feels like there isn’t enough of you to go around. It comes when the demands of life are so pressing and urgent that it feels li...

Common Phrases that Will Destroy Your Service Quality...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Tue 11 June 2019

  A simple phrase is keeping you from greatness. Many phrases are so commonly used that we actually start believing them! But, when these phrases lead to behavior that w...

How to Interview Service Desk Analysts and Technicians...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Thu 06 June 2019

Have you ever hired a service desk analyst who aced the interview, but when it came down to supporting your customers, they didn't have what it took?    If you were...

Transformative Training: How to Foster Learning for Service and Suppor...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Wed 05 June 2019

  I remember as a kid watching the Transformers Generation 1 cartoons in the 80s and thinking how cool it would be to be able to transform into a vehicle or weapon and ...

Metric of the Month: Agent Training Hours...

by HDI Support World Magazine  Wed 29 May 2019

Each month, I highlight one Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for service and support. I define the KPI, provide recent benchmarking data for the metric, and discuss key correlat...

HDI - Staffing Ratios for Support: Not the Best Way!...

by HDI  Tue 22 November 2016

Quite often, HDI gets some variation on the question, “What’s the right ratio of support analysts to employees for internal support?” It’s a fair questi...

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