Leadership Blogs

Hard Work

Matthew Achak
The following is a true story. When I was in 5th grade, my mother decided the public school I was attending at the time was failing her four children. My parents eventually pulled us out and moved all of us...
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Startup Growth in the Age of Disruption

Matthew Achak
Perspectives    |      CX Strategy     |    By Matthew Achak, President, FCR 3 tips for scaling your hypergrowth business.  Startups have reimagined what was once the status quo into something incredibly different by meeting today’s digital-first expectations. It’s an exciting time to...
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Bringing Opportunities To Our Colleagues and Communities

Matthew Achak
I’ve always felt it was possible to be successful financially yet still do good in this world in the process. The two are not mutually exclusive nor should they be. Much of the challenge is setting aside your personal wants...
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Always Leave a Place Better Than You Found It

A childhood memory is etched in my brain. After spending a couple weeks at a friend’s cabin, we spent several hours on the final day cleaning. By cleaning I mean emptying trash, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, washing the linens, cleaning toilets,...
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5 Considerations for Creating a Multi-Channel Quality Management Form

This article was originally published on the MaestroQA blog on June 6, 2019. Click here to read the original post. If you had to choose, what would you say are the absolute most important items on your quality form? As...
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FCR Solutions Spotlight: 5 Emerging Technology Systems and Updates from Q2

Looking back on quarter two, the nonstop movement in the contact center technology space continues. My latest review of the updates and technologies I’ve seen over the past quarter covers a variety of areas including quality assurance and speech and...
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Setting the Record Straight on CSAT, NPS, and CES

Did you get a chance to read the article in the Wall Street Journal titled “The Dubious Management Fad Sweeping Corporate America?” To summarize, the author of the article listened to earnings calls for 50 S&P 500 companies in 2018...
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6 Best Practices For Optimizing Zendesk

One of the cool things about working in outsourced customer service is the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of industries, tools, and technologies. One tool we work with quite often is Zendesk, an omnichannel customer service platform in...
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Hiring for Culture: There Should Be No Surprises on Day One

This article was originally published on the ICMI blog on May 13, 2019. Click here to read the original. Picture Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer when his ex-fiancee explained why she left him at the altar the day after...
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Learning to Speak the Language

Thinking back on my first customer service job, our entire training manual was five pages. Yes you read that correctly — 5 pages! So basically we had zero training. At the time we did email and phone support which meant...
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3 Lessons Bill Murray Teaches Us About Customer Service

I have a confession. I love scrolling through the “Documentaries” genre on Netflix typically looking for some good historical and/or biographical entertainment. On a recent stroll I stumbled upon “The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man.”...
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So You Need a Quality Application? Consider These 7 Things

Let’s get real for a minute. How are you currently tracking quality for your customer service team? At the enterprise level there are some incredible tools out there using machine learning to grade calls for you. But if you’re a...
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