The FT Word – November 2012

The FT Word

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Welcome

Welcome to the November 2012 edition of the FT Word. Feel free to forward it to your colleagues. (They can get their own subscription.)

Topics for this month:

FT Works in the News

Third Tuesday Forum Breakfast

This month, we will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month (as we figured it would be a little awkward to meet right before Thanksgiving), which is on Tuesday, November 13th. Our speaker is Jennifer Cashman of Cisco Systems who will speak about Getting in the Knowledge-Sharing Zone: How Tech Zone is enabling collaboration, knowledge sharing, and teamwork at Cisco. Join us as we explore a collaboration space built “by engineers for engineers” to facilitate teamwork and knowledge sharing — with the usual, PowerPoint-free debate the Third Tuesday Forum is famous for.

You can read more here and register here.  See you there!

Two articles in TSIA News

TSIA News published two articles I wrote:

  • Supporting Babel: Making Sense of Multilingual Support. Inside Technology Services, August 2012. Read it here.
  • Moving to a Customer-Oriented Culture: Hint, it’s not about soft skills training. Inside Technology Services, October 2012. It’s available here.

Curious about something? Send me your suggestions for topics — or add one in the comments — and your name will appear in future newsletters. I’m thinking of doing a compilation of “tips and tricks about support metrics” in the coming months so if you have favorites, horror stories, or questions about metrics, please don’t be shy.

Regards,
Françoise Tourniaire
FT Works
www.ftworks.com
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About FT Works

FT Works helps technology companies create and improve their support operations. Areas of expertise include designing support offerings, creating hiring plans to recruit the right people quickly, training support staff to deliver effective support, defining and implementing support processes, selecting support tools, designing effective metrics, and support center audits. See more details at www.ftworks.com.

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