Principles of Providing Excellent Support

We solve customer problems. To do that, we must be (in no particular order)

A support tech with 1 and 2 but not 3 is nicknamed Jerk Superstar:

  • efficient and prompt.

  • can spot a technical problem extremely quickly.

  • customers (and potentially team members) don't like them.

A support tech with 2 and 3 but not 1 is nicknamed Return to Pender:

  • sets great tone and everyone loves them.

  • knows the product inside and out.

  • can't connect the problem with a solution for the customer. They end up escalating everything.

A support tech with 1 and 3 but not 2 is nicknamed Bumbling Bestie:

  • excels in empathy, tone, and team culture

  • the type of person you love hanging out with

  • Can't solve the problem for the customer because they don't know the product.

None of the team has "arrived" in any of the three areas, and we are all growing and helping each other to grow. Recognizing areas of weakness and working on them makes the whole team better.