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Posts for IT professionals about IT customer service, emotional intelligence, how to be a better listener, dealing with difficult people, stress management, and similar topics to help IT pros build great careers and relationships.

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8 Ways To Promote a Positive Work Culture in IT

CIOs, IT managers, and MSP owners know that creating a positive work culture is vital for the success of any IT company. It sets the tone for how your employees interact with each other. It affects how they approach their work and ultimately impacts your company’s overall success. When your employees feel valued, supported, and […]

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Communication Preferences: Slack and Email and Chat, Oh My!

What are your communication preferences? Slack or Teams? How about texting? Email? Chat? An old-school phone call? What about Zoom? Or, here’s something novel. How about a face-to-face meeting? Or, you could go really old school and send a handwritten note or letter. How do you choose which communication channel to use? What’s the Type

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What is Interpersonal Communication and Why It’s Important to IT Customer Service

As a CIO, IT manager, or MSP/TSP owner, you understand how vital it is for your IT customer service team to communicate effectively with customers and teammates. Interpersonal skills are central to every person-to-person interaction. Whether interacting professionally or personally, interpersonal communication skills provide the opportunity to eliminate hurtful communication and build trust that will

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Would You Want to Be Your Customer? (The Customer Service Question)

Would you want to be your own customer? Seriously. Would you be happy with your customer service? Think about the times when you’ve received customer service, good or bad. Maybe it was something in IT like getting help on a cloud app, setting up a new tablet, or configuring an access point. Maybe it had

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Leadership Concepts for IT Managers

IT leadership is more than titles or seniority. It is about influencing and guiding others toward success. Successful leaders value leadership concepts such as collaboration and teamwork, empowering followers to contribute their unique skills and perspectives. They create an environment that fosters growth, creativity, and innovation. Leaders in IT make tough decisions, even if unpopular

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5 Essential Customer Service Skills You and Your I.T. Employees Need to Learn

CIOs, IT managers, MSP owners, and IT pros: Your customer service skills are more important now than ever before. Your ability to provide excellent customer service not only enhances the reputation of all IT people but also ensures smooth interactions between technical experts and end-users. Here are the five essential customer service skills for IT

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Collecting Customer Service Feedback: Tips for CIOs, IT Managers, and MSP Owners

Collecting customer service feedback is critical for Chief Information Officers (CIOs), IT Managers, and Managed Service Provider (MSP) owners aiming to refine their services and ensure customer satisfaction. Gathering insights through various channels is crucial in identifying areas for improvement and enhancing overall service quality. Tools for Collecting Customer Feedback A common method for obtaining

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3 Simple Ways for IT Pros to Get Better CSAT Scores

Customer satisfaction (CSAT) is easy to overlook, but critically important to your career success. Here are three simple ways you can improve your CSAT scores, regardless of how you’re being measured. (CIOs, IT managers, and MSP owners: share these three tips with your teams!) These three simple rules: good communication, proactivity, and a thirst for

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Key IT Customer Service Skills: Conflict and Resolution

Key IT Customer Service Skills: Conflict and Resolution

Conflict happens in the workplace, whether we like it or not. Some people aren’t bothered by it, even drawn to it; others avoid it at all costs. Regardless of whether you’re drawn to it or avoid it, conflict resolution is one of the necessary customer service skills for career success in IT or any other

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Best Practices for Elevating the MSP Customer Experience

Your success as a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is based, in large part, on customer experience. It can set your business apart, help to build customer loyalty, and accelerate your company’s growth. However, creating a superior customer experience requires a comprehensive understanding of your customer’s needs and expectations. Here, we’ll explore some proven tactics to

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