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Agent Experience (AX) and Gamification

A lot of focus is put on customer experience (CX) in contact centers. It’s no surprise considering that the whole point of contact centers is to deal with customers, and delivering the best CX would greatly enhance the business as a whole. But there’s another factor that you will need to consider too: your agents.

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Groups, has spoken about the importance of taking care of your staff: If you look after your staff, they will look after your customers. This is why AX is also an important factor to consider when you’re looking into CX.

In time the level of engagement from agents start dropping as they become bored of dealing with the same thing every day. Together with solving issues, they are handling complaints and rejections from customers on a daily basis. They then become cynical, discouraged and will eventually leave the contact center. This means extra cost for you to rehire and retrain new agents.

How Gamification helps AX

This is why Gamification for your Contact Center can play a significant role for AX. Gamification involves guiding, reinforcing, and increasing high-value activity by capturing the data that your employees generate as they do their work and using that data to motivate them. This is done by giving your agents:

  • Real-time feedback
  • Goals to accomplish
  • Rewards for achievements
  • Colleagues to compete, collaborate and share with

This will then help in improving your agent’s engagement, increase job satisfaction and reduce employee turnover.

Once your agents are truly enjoying their work, only then can they deliver great CX and in turn allow you to achieve your objectives and hit your KPIs.

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