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35 minutes | May 4, 2021
S2: E09 - Journey to the TOP: Wolter Smit
For our final episode of the season we are joined by TOPdesk co-founder and CEO, Wolter Smit. Wolter takes us through the highlights of his journey with TOPdesk thus far, sharing some captivating insights along the way. Given the evolution of technology that he has been a witness to, and been a part of, his perspectives are unique and thought-provoking. If you're looking for an inspirational pick-me-up to accompany your morning coffee today - this is it! As we wrap up the season, we'd like to thank our listeners for tuning in. Don't forget to sign up to get email updates via our page: https://page.topdesk.com/topcast
15 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
S2: E08 - Knowledge Management: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Knowledge is Key - In this episode we hear from TOPdesk Consultant Hannah Price, as she sheds some light on the importance of Knowledge Sharing and KCS. In addition to our wonderful guest, TOPcast team member Anushi stands in as guest host for this episode. Tune in to learn helpful tips throughout to give you and your team some action items.
12 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
S2: E07 - Customer Stories: Laurie Morrow
Implementing a new Service Desk in the middle of a global pandemic is no easy task. Tune in to hear from Laurie at Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) to learn about some tips and tricks to move away from using the service software as a tracking tool that creates lots of overhead, towards onboarding TOPdesk and achieving 80% uptake on the self-service portal within months.
13 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
S2: E06 - Improving Virtual Interaction
As a manager you have probably found yourself wondering how to keep the office culture alive amidst virtual meetings. Is it enough to create online coffee chats, and other watercooler style meetings? Tune into this weeks' episode to hear the lived experience of Ray McGuire, as he shares some unique stories and useful tips to help you re-ignite the social interactions amongst your team.
12 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
S2: E05 - Managing Assets Remotely
In this episode, we cover the trials and tribulations of managing assets remotely. With guest Nick Alston, a TOPdesk Account Manager, we discuss the ways many organizations have maneuvered asset management over the past year. Tune in to hear reflections and improvements that can be made to best optimize your service delivery, so it can become future-proof!
13 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
S2: E04 - Customer Stories: Tom Wearing
In this episode we sit down with Tom Wearing from London District Catholic School Board to discuss his experience within the IT industry and TOPdesk. Tom walks us through his journey with TOPdesk, pointing out key tips and tricks that have been successful to his service team. And in the back half of the episode, we get into some predictions for the future of service delivery for school boards. Tune in and hear some of Tom's relatable stories for yourself!
14 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
S2: E03 - Rekindle Collaboration
Collaboration is more than just working together. In Episode 3 we hear from Michiel Otting, with over 20 years of experience in the field helping organizations add value to their service departments, he has some insights to share on how to excel collaboration strategies. “A culture is a combination of the values you have, but also the way in which you want to implement those values in daily work – the most important thing is understanding what you want to achieve.” – Michiel Otting, 2021 During these isolating times, how can you encourage increased collaboration in your team? Is a cooperative or collaborative culture right for your organization? Tune in to hear more.
12 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
S2: E02 - Sustainable Self-Service
Organizations have quickly realized the importance of an intuitive Self-Service Portal with a good Knowledge Base to empower customers to enable customers to solve issues themselves. Tune into today's episode as we dive into how to create a sustainable Self-Service infrastructure in your organization. Want to hear tips and tricks for managing walk-ups during this work-from-home era? This episode is for you.
0 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
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27 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
S2: E01 - Customer Stories: Forward thinking for 2021
In the opening episode of our second season we get into detailed discussion with two of TOPdesk's Customer Success Manager's. They share plenty of stories and experiences they have from the past year and look to the future for ways they plan to help service desk's become future proof! A must listen for IT managers looking for some guidance before making a change in 2021!
16 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
S1: E10 - Maximize Self Service, Minimize Walk-ups
“Minimizing walkups is equally about enabling a culture change, as much as it is about developing the infrastructure to support that transition.” We wrap up this season of TOPcast with guest speaker Pamela MacMillian (a Canadian at heart and avid Celine Dion fan) who has worked with organizations across North America to improve customer experience and empower users with TOPdesk’s award winning software. Tune in and find out what first steps to take to help Self-Service free up your team’s time and maximize their efficiency. Want to dive deeper into enabling Self-Service and the various elements needed to build a successful portal? Click here to watch Pamela’s webinar on demand.
15 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
S1: E9 - ServiceDesk Leadership: Empowering your Team
Are you empowering and challenging your team though Transformational Leadership? As more companies engage in hybrid working, are you adapting your leadership strategy to empower your team through these challenging times? Tune in to hear from Tom Wolting, an Experienced Manager (and a Taylor Swift Fan) as he shares his 2-cents on leadership strategies to adopt during these times, and underrated tactics you can use to engage with your team.
16 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
S1: E8 – Hybrid and Agile Working: Adjusting to the New Norm
As Coronavirus restrictions ease many businesses are allowing employees working from the office again while adhering to social distancing policies, this creates a hybrid working mechanism that can be enhanced by working in an “Agile” way. What does this mean? And how does this apply to me? Tune in to hear from our inaugural guest speaker Yash Parikh, as he shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 is making businesses rethink the way they work and how Agile practices are the way forward. Want to hear more from Yash? Watch his webinar on-demand to learn about how you can prepare for the influx of work: page.topdesk.com/en/webinar-ca-back-to-office-july-2020
17 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
S1: E7 - Leveraging Metrics to Benefit the Customer
How efficient is your service department in using reports and metrics to improve your user experience? Does your team leverage standardization to resolve tickets, or regularly report on the usage of knowledge items to resolve calls? What other under-rated metrics could be flying under your radar? Tune into this week’s episode of TOPcast to hear from Thymen van Duijn and our host Braden about useful metrics and tips and tricks in reports that ultimately benefit customers. If you want to stay up to date with new episode releases, join our TOPcast community at https://page.topdesk.com/topcast
17 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
S1: E6 - Post-COVID Digital Transformation Opportunities
Strategic project planning has become increasingly more important in recent times. Will more colleagues opt to work from home post pandemic? How will this impact your day-to-day? Join Braden and our returning guest, Kugi Usmani as they dive into some digital transformation opportunities that our current way of working has enabled. Learn how to make the most of our situation and facilitate a better working environment for your team. Want to read more about the Guardian article that was referred to in the episode? Check it out here. This pandemic has taught us a lot, let’s put these lessons learnt to action when we all head back to the office.
13 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
S1: E5 - Enterprise Service Management: Breaking Down Departmental Barriers
Many service teams face the same similar challenges when trying to align work across different departments. Today we hear from Wout van den Eijnden, a TOPdesker with 7+ years of experience breaking down departmental barriers, and facilitating a streamlined experience for service departments working across more than one unit. “Think big, Start small” is a philosophy that has helped him when working with numerous organizations with this challenge, tune in to hear more tips and tricks. For feedback, or to subscribe to alerts when new episodes are out: check out page.topdesk.com/topcast
16 minutes | May 26, 2020
S1: E4 - Cultural Change? Fear not!
As we all try to find a ‘new normal’, post-COVID way of working across the globe, cultural change is inevitable. But why do so many organizations fear this? What are the key inhibitors of change that need to be addressed? Great Questions! Tune in to hear from Ben Scavuzzo as he shares some tips and tricks on how to ease your workforce into sustainable cultural change, and foster an environment of feedback that ultimately adds value to your organization’s processes. If you liked what you heard: sign up here for alerts on future TOPcast episode releases. For more information on Creating Sustainable Organizational Culture Change, feel free to check out this TEDx talk by Arthur Carmazzi.
13 minutes | May 11, 2020
S1: E3 - ITSM: Customer Experience is Key
This week TOPcast takes you on an international journey to hear from Tuan Vu an experienced Service Management Consultant sharing this thoughts on the importance of a customer centric ITSM tool!
15 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
S1: E2 - Hybrid Working: Smarter Remote Management
COVID-19 has brought about a new way of working that has begun to shift working styles beyond this pandemic. With a new hybrid style of working on the horizon, how do we address the new challenges of digital engagement and motivation of colleagues? How do we make remote management work for your team in the long run? Tune in to hear from Robert van der Gulik, the Managing Director of TOPdesk Canada, as he shares his thoughts and best practice tips on getting the most of our your employees.
14 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
S1: E1 - Shift Left: Doing More with Less
Are you curious about how to improve processes in your IT department through sharing knowledge? What is Shift Left? Check out this short video! Tune in as our host Braden Jones speaks with Kugi Usmani and Yash Parikh, who share their invaluable expertise as Service Management Consultants at TOPdesk Canada.
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