Sutherland Labs June 2018’s Coolest Things

Posted: June 26, 2018

I don’t usually share shout-outs and smaller mentions of my writing on this blog, but I felt like this article was especially worth sharing as there’s a lot of other good articles linked there too, alongside my Zendesk blog on icebreaker training activities. I loved the ideas on how to shake up your to-do lists with a new formula to help you get organized. The…

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10 Educational, Funny & Thought-Provoking Customer Service Training Videos You Won’t Have Seen Before

Posted: April 26, 2018

Have you ever experienced that feeling when you encounter a new piece of information that completely shifts your understanding of the world around you? Whether it’s a great book, an enlightening movie or a blog post with a fresh perspective you’d never considered, those moments are at the core of all great learning experiences. As a manager or trainer of a customer service team, you’ll…

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Icebreaker Alternatives for People Who Hate Icebreakers

Posted: January 2, 2018

“Today is all about getting to know each other, building relationships, and finding out even more about the people you already know. It’s icebreaker time!” As my colleague announced the aims for the day to our newly hired team, the atmosphere in the room turned suddenly frosty. People shuffled in their seats and looked at their shoes. Our team was made up of mostly younger…

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