Pivot has become the buzzword in the business world since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. One key aspect that businesses have had to change is their workplace infrastructure from on-site to remote locations. While many are starting to adopt technology to become a more versatile remote culture, those who have been unable to take their business into the digital world have suffered tremendous loss; some having to permanently close their doors.
Customer service can become a business' most powerful asset to gain new clients and retain existing ones. There may be situations where a great customer experience can prove even more important than the product or service itself. Therefore, a customer service strategy is crucial to the success of any business. There are multiple methods that organizations can use to create and build an outstanding customer experience culture. According to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation's (NTT), 2020 Global Customer Experience Benchmarking Report, there are several proven reasons why consolidating CX channels and moving customer service to a single platform cloud-hosted solution can be a wise and profitable move for any organization.
The way customers interact with businesses has changed rapidly since the world has gone into a global lockdown. This means that organizations have had to pivot their business and marketing strategies. Customers have more time to evaluate their purchases now and therefore are becoming increasingly diligent about researching products and services before buying. The most powerful source of product understanding is customer feedback, which has become even more accessible now as online reviews are growing in power and number.
Attention telehealth and telemedicine providers:
With the advent of COVID-19, it can be very difficult to meet the demands of new and exponentially scaling patient requests for service. Have you been able to effectively assist your patients using your telehealth platforms? Is any aspect of your telehealth customer service suffering or falling through the cracks? Are you successfully handling new daily challenges with patient onboarding or technical telehealth service issues? Our nation has risen to the task in crises past, and this is yet another opportunity to prove our collective ingenuity and creativity in its attempt to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a good chance that if patients have chosen to engage in telehealth services, they have done so due to its overall convenience. Though the level of patient care is most important, customer service plays an integral role in patient retention. This is a key metric to consider when looking at the continued growth of telehealth services across North America.
Individuals looking to partake in telehealth appointments often do so for its various conveniences that limit the need to travel from the comforts of home. Many patients have become accustomed to care that resembles that of an in-person appointment. Though the quality of patient care is of the utmost importance, the user experience is also important encompassing everything from making a booking to after-care.
Let us first start by quoting some famous people: "This too shall pass".
Recently, we have seen a significant rise in confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, across our country. At Giva, we take this situation very seriously and wanted to take a moment to address the actions being taken to protect our people and infrastructure to make sure that Giva can continue to provide services to you, our valued and loyal customers.
Customer service witnessed many significant changes throughout the year 2019 and the dynamic nature of customer expectations has kept businesses on their toes. Survey predictions made in 2013 said that by 2020 customer experience would overtake price and product as the key distinguishing factor in a brand. More recent surveys support this prediction. The following are some of the top expected trends for the year 2020:
The value of IT Service Management has largely been recognized over recent years. It plays a major role in improving organization functions and opens up new possibilities for development. Because ITSM is very much influenced by technological innovations, it has experienced many changes over the past year. Giva has compiled a list of upcoming trends and changes affecting ITSM in 2020:
Customer service (CS) is becoming one of the biggest differentiators between successful and unsuccessful businesses. More specifically, there has been a rising focus on CS on social media and its effectiveness in increasing revenue. For this reason, many events this year have decided to focus on the digital customer journey. Below is a list of upcoming CS events for 2020.