The Consortium for Service Innovation just published a new KCS case study we wrote highlighting the success of Extreme Networks in implementing KM, self-service, and communities. I encourage you to read it—there are good lessons for any KCS practitioner. In this blog, I’d like to complement the case study with my perspective as their consultant. […]
Now that we’ve seen why taxonomies are important, it’s time to discover what makes for a good taxonomy. Effective and useful taxonomies have the following properties. Common Across Systems. Many enterprise applications require taxonomies to work properly. Since these enterprise applications are managed by different groups, it’s natural that each taxonomy will start out different and […]
TL;DR: It’s better to trust and empower Tier 1 than to make customers run through the gauntlet because you only allow Tier 3 to do certain things. I want to share my support customer journey this week–not to complain, but to prompt some reflection on the CX implications of well-intentioned support policies. A week and […]
This is the first in a series of four blog posts about taxonomies. In this one, it’s my job to explain why what sounds like an incredibly dry topic really makes a difference. In succeeding posts, I’ll describe what makes a good taxonomy, provide a step-by-step approach to creating yours, and lay out some common […]
If you don’t have a plan for having dedicated KCS℠ program management, we won’t lead a KCS Design Workshop for you. (With regret.) You’ll be wasting your money and our time. Our fourteen years of doing this have taught us a few things about what works and what doesn’t. A dedicated KCS Program Manager works; […]
At Dreamforce last week, conversations turned to good and bad ways of implementing a new CRM system—and really, any enterprise technology that’s helping automate business processes.
We usually let KDEs on their own. Earlier this year at the Consortium for Service Innovation’s annual member summit, I learned what works better, thanks to an insightful and informative presentation by Peter Case, Knowledge Services Manager at PTC
The Consortium for Service Innovation just released Version 6 of the KCS Practices Guide, along with a document that lays out the principles and core concepts of KCS. V6 isn’t just an incremental improvement to KCS; it’s a game changer that can put us in the driver’s seat of knowledge management for the whole enterprise. […]
I always love it when our clients share some of the great ways they communicate with their teams about KCS, and I love it even more when they give me permission to share with you. (HT: CM). Something we always encourage is a very quick video demo of how to capture, structure, and reuse in […]
We recommend replacing your CSAT question with a Customer Effort Score (CES) question. Unlike CSAT, CES measures things that are largely in your control.