Employee Experience Articles

End-User Experience for IT is Now More Important Than Ever

In this article, Sami Kallio shares what HappySignals data tells us about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on ITSM. For example, how are employees handling the new situation? Are they able to work? And what does IT support need to do differently?
In difficult times, while there needs to be attention on the firefighting at hand, it’s also good to look to the future. So, in this article we asked 36 people from all walks of ITSM to share their thoughts and opinions on how COVID-19 is going to impact the future of ITSM.
What will we all be concerned about in ITSM in 2020? To help, here’s a poll-results-based article that looks at what will be the hot trends and topics – in terms of reader interest – in 2020. If nothing else, you’ll probably be surprised at where some ITSM topic areas have been voted in at.
This article brings together the 2020 opinions of a variety of people from 18 ITSM tool vendors and two support-professional membership bodies. These are people who have, if you stop to think about it, their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the ITSM industry right now…
At the start of this year, we asked our readers to vote on the ITSM-related content topics that they’d like to see helpful content published on in 2019 – this was used to guide our content throughout the year. Now, as we enter 2020, we’re doing the same thing again. Please take 30 seconds to vote.
Throughout 2019 there was a lot of buzz around ‘trends’ such as digital transformation, AI, and continued cloud adoption. So the question is, will 2020 be more of the same? Or should we expect to see new trends and focuses in the world of ITSM?
This article explains what Enterprise Service Management is and how it helps before talking to how new artificial intelligence (AI)-based capabilities – such as intelligent and connected chatbots – make an even greater difference to employee productivity and business outcomes.
Internally focused performance-based metrics are essential and remain relevant, but they don’t provide any insight into the user experience. To gain actual insight into user satisfaction, you need to change your metrics. Here we explain how, and the best way to go about it.
This article serves as a quick guide to help you create reliable measures for assessing customer satisfaction, complete with 6 useful tips.
Are you still using the same old metrics, key performance indicators, and reactive processes to manage new and modern technologies? It’s time to broaden the scope of your metrics towards XLAs, here David D’Agostino looks at why and how to move past traditional SLAs.
Providing a quality customer experience means devising a plan and sticking with it, but doing so requires a little customer journey mapping. Here Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord looks at the key steps for getting started with mapping your customer journeys, from the right questions to ask, to creating user personas.
In IT we need to go further than the mindset of “supporting the people, not the IT” to be more focused on the business-level outcomes achieved through what we do in IT. This article which offers up some of the key learning points from Refresh19 London – a Freshworks customer event – aims to help you achieve this.
This article by Kevin Smith looks at four things that can improve the user experience and help deliver the maximum value from the systems of IT across the business and to the people that are the lifeblood of the organization – including setting clear goals, and transparent design and user testing.
This article shares a number of proven tips that can dramatically improve your customer satisfaction survey scores. They’re all relatively simple and can be easily adopted by your IT service desk to achieve the results you want with your customers. Take a look here.
In Aale Roos’ opinion, not a single ITSM framework, standard, or concept is really customer-centric in the sense that customer service would be an important element in it – and so here he asks “where are we, and where should we be, with customer service in ITSM?”