16 customer service tips for 2021 and beyond Article

16 customer service tips for 2021 and beyond

Customer service tips for customer service Champions.

Service

Report: CX Champions of North America White Paper

Report: CX Champions of North America

Zendesk partnered with ESG Research to build a framework around CX maturity. Learn how leaders in the United States and Canada are driving CX success.

Faster, better, stronger—how smart uses of tech make all the difference in CX Article

Faster, better, stronger—how smart uses of tech make all the difference in CX

Leading CX orgs are customer-centric to the hilt, using technology in smart ways to support agile processes.

Become a CX Champion—Best practices for you and your team Article

Become a CX Champion—Best practices for you and your team

ESG Research pinpoints where companies are elevating their CX game—and where they’re falling behind.

The impact of empowered support teams on small-business CX Article

The impact of empowered support teams on small-business CX

Learn how to set support agents up for success, giving them the tools to drive your business forward.

Sales

Close deals faster with sales process automation Article

Close deals faster with sales process automation

Learn how sales process automation helps teams be 52% more productive, convert 47% more leads, and generate 45% more referrals.

5 sales process templates for building out your pipeline Article

5 sales process templates for building out your pipeline

Tighten up your pipeline with custom stages and criteria requirements

How sales managers use Zendesk Sell to boost their team’s performance Article

How sales managers use Zendesk Sell to boost their team’s performance

At the end of the day, sales managers are focused on one goal: Making sure their…

Sales performance: Why it matters and what managers can do about it Article

Sales performance: Why it matters and what managers can do about it

Maybe you’ve heard it before: “People don’t quit their job; they quit their managers.” Bad managers…

Culture

Hone your storytelling skills for effective leadership Article

Hone your storytelling skills for effective leadership

Storytelling is an art and skill that only a handful of leaders wield effectively. Like so many so-called “soft skills” that have long been undervalued, storytelling is rarely taught as part of a career curriculum.

Riding the wave isn’t easy — 10 self-care tips from a pro surfer Article

Riding the wave isn’t easy — 10 self-care tips from a pro surfer

Layne Beachley knows exactly what it takes to overcome setbacks and accomplish lofty goals. Her seven…

Creative ways to stay connected with remote coworkers—that aren’t a virtual happy hour Article

Creative ways to stay connected with remote coworkers—that aren’t a virtual happy hour

Showing your human side at work can have real benefits, including making us feel more connected and sparking the kind of serendipitous connections that occur naturally in a traditional office setting.

How community nonprofits shift focus to solve for food insecurity Article

How community nonprofits shift focus to solve for food insecurity

Around the world, more people are going hungry now than before the pandemic hit. Now, nonprofits worldwide have had to pivot their focus to offering the most essential service of all: giving food.

Guides, research, and more

Strengthening employee engagement in a time of uncertainty

Strengthening employee engagement in a time of uncertainty

In the months since the start of the global health crisis, millions of employees have shifted…

How companies thrive after switching from Salesforce to Zendesk White Paper

How companies thrive after switching from Salesforce to Zendesk

Explore this eBook to learn how companies of all types, large and small, have flourished after making the switch from Salesforce to Zendesk.

Report: CX Champions of Europe White Paper

Report: CX Champions of Europe

Zendesk partnered with ESG Research to build a framework around CX maturity. Learn how the CX Champions of Europe are driving CX success.

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5 ways AI is helping solve human problems Article

5 ways AI is helping solve human problems

We all use artificial intelligence (AI) every day. I regularly ask Siri to call my mom;…

How to grow your customer base Article

How to grow your customer base

Learn the best ways to win new customers and keep the old.

Welcome to your one-stop integration shop Article

Welcome to your one-stop integration shop

New Zendesk app integrations are here. Learn all about how these new integrations can ease workloads…

Proven ways to deal with high call volume Article

Proven ways to deal with high call volume

High call volume can overwhelm agents and harm the customer experience. But support managers have a host of ways they can manage and deflect inbound calls.

Four key principles for evolving the employee experience Guide

Four key principles for evolving the employee experience

While many companies are looking ahead to reenvision how physical offices will function, remote work is here to stay. Here's how to evolve your employees’ experience in the ever-changing next normal.

CX and COVID-19: What agile companies are doing differently Article

CX and COVID-19: What agile companies are doing differently

See what the data says about how the most successful companies are adapting and innovating to meet customer needs as the pandemic wears on.

How SMB sales teams are keeping up in 2020 Infographic

How SMB sales teams are keeping up in 2020

Let’s take a look at how SMB sales teams are adapting to keep up.

5 messaging best practices for a better customer and agent experience Article

5 messaging best practices for a better customer and agent experience

Customers want to interact with businesses on the same messaging channels they use in their personal lives. Here's how to make it a good experience.

30 customer success interview questions you should ask every candidate Article

30 customer success interview questions you should ask every candidate

To build the team of your dreams, ask these customer success interview questions.

Forget the pitch: 9 sales questions to close the deal Article

Forget the pitch: 9 sales questions to close the deal

You need to know your prospect before you pitch to them. Here are the sales questions you need to ask to get them talking.

4 companies talk CX, changing course, and managing expectations Article

4 companies talk CX, changing course, and managing expectations

Despite best intentions, describing the state of the world right now as “the new normal” doesn’t…

How to successfully onboard a remote customer support team Article

How to successfully onboard a remote customer support team

Effective onboarding is essential to modern business success, but it's not always easy—especially if you're trying to onboard a remote customer support team.

Setting sales goals in 2020: How to achieve success in today’s changing climate Article

Setting sales goals in 2020: How to achieve success in today’s changing climate

Struggling to meet your sales goals this year? Chances are you'll need to adjust them to meet today's changing climate. Here's how.

5 key things to consider when evaluating a messaging partner Article

5 key things to consider when evaluating a messaging partner

Business messaging is still new, which makes it challenging to know what to look for in a messaging partner. Here's what's important.

From 3 years to 8 weeks—digital transformation is speeding up Article

From 3 years to 8 weeks—digital transformation is speeding up

“We used to talk about a burning platform,” said Scott Engler, VP of Advisory for CFO/CHRO…

How to show customer appreciation (+ customer gift guide) Article

How to show customer appreciation (+ customer gift guide)

Like old friends, customer loyalty is gold. Learn how you can build loyalty with customer appreciation.

How a ticketing tool helps SMBs scale with growth Article

How a ticketing tool helps SMBs scale with growth

For up-and-coming companies, seeing the business grow can be immensely fulfilling. Yet it can also be…

18 customer service videos to improve your customer service skills Article

18 customer service videos to improve your customer service skills

Explore a list of the most current customer service videos including TED Talks, training tips, tutorials, and CX thought leadership.

Gartner’s 9 predictions for the post-COVID future of work White Paper

Gartner’s 9 predictions for the post-COVID future of work

Given the reality of how COVID-19 has affected workplaces everywhere, it’s reasonable to prepare for a…

The sweet sound(s) of productivity Article

The sweet sound(s) of productivity

We’ve all been there. You’re trying to do some deep work and there’s something going on…