People Articles

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.
Recently in our industry, there’s been a lot of talk (and some action) about mental health. With this in mind, this article looks at what, as a customer, you should be thinking about in order to protect the mental health of your service providers to ensure that you get the most from the relationship.
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?
In the 2019 Future of ITSM survey, just over half of respondents felt that working in IT is adversely affecting their personal wellbeing. Coupled with the increasing number of people that we know and love in ITSM opening up about their experiences of wellbeing issues, ITSM.tools felt that the ITSM industry needs to at least find out how big the issue is.
Leading a team through change can be tough. What if something doesn’t work as well as it did before? What if we create bigger problems? What if, what if…? But change doesn’t have to be scary – this article looks at the positive side of change and provides four tips for leading your ITSM employees through it.
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.