Contact Center Management
Change Management & Implementation
Change Is Challenging – Change Management Doesn’t Have To Be
The Northridge Group’s State of Customer Experience 2023 research report reveals a surge in preference for online agent chat versus phone amongst 18-35-year-olds—the first time online chat has eclipsed phone!
Northridge can help lead through change.
When business leaders are unprepared to lead during transition, an organization’s bottom line can suffer. Significant changes to Contact Center operations (such as those impacting people, process and technology) are best handled with thoughtful change management strategies and carefully crafted communications.
The Northridge Group offers well-tested strategies to prepare Contact Center leaders to lead through the implementation of upcoming consequential changes. Our solutions include:
Development of a consistent approach for addressing change within the organization
Assessment of the timeline for change
Initiative impact analysis
Project planning support
Crafting of frontline “what’s in it for me” (WIIFM) approach
PMO support for implementation of change
Appropriate action management – carefully crafted communications/messaging
Skill-building support for impacted staff
Intervention and/or course correction for unsuccessful change efforts
Our strategic approach to effective communication leads to successful change management.
We help clients master the art of consistent messaging and effective communication to address changes within their organizations. Improvements to technology, processes and behaviors are beneficial to organizations and changes often allow Contact Centers to operate more efficiently. However, change is not always welcomed by the employees who are impacted. Carefully crafted and expertly delivered messaging can ease the transition and ensure acceptance. Appropriate action management allows Contact Center leaders to reduce unnecessary stress and conflict and improve employee engagement throughout the change process.
The Northridge Group’s Contact Center change management strategies ensure successful outcomes for our clients.
A well-implemented change management process yields many benefits to a Contact Center such as decreasing staff turnover and minimizing the impact of the changes on associates. Additionally, a well-managed change process can help Contact Center associates become more agile and responsive to customer needs, resulting in improvements to Customer Experience.
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