Rodney Kuhn

Envision was founded by Rodney Kuhn, a pioneer in the field of CTI and contact center technology. Throughout his career, Rodney has anticipated key industry trends and used his insight to create successful first-to-market products. Rodney launched Envision in 1994 when he unveiled SoundByte Enterprise™. The winner of several major industry awards, SoundByte Enterprise was the technology behind many of the nation’s most successful contact centers and it provided the foundation for Click2Coach®, which launched in June 2000. His vision also serves as the guiding force behind the development of Envision’s newest solutions. Prior to founding Envision, Rodney played an important role in defining computer telephony standards while developing CTI-enabled voice messaging products for Active Voice, a leading manufacturer of voice processing systems.

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Sorry to Say, but the CX Was Never What You Thought It Was

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
1/6/17 1:30 PM

There’s no denying that every business today, regardless of size or industry, is driven by two simple words: customer experience.

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Four Signs that Your Patient Access Team Needs WFO

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
11/18/16 10:30 AM

Patient access teams and contact center agents have more in common than some think. Both represent the front line of customer service; interact with customers at multiple touchpoints of their experiences; and, most importantly, both require mission-critical technology that supports their core functions and priority objectives.

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Coaching Millennials: Different or Back to the Basics?

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
10/28/16 11:30 AM

Ask any business owner and they’ll agree that the millennial generation (born between 1980 and 2000) is challenging organizations to redefine their values, internal processes, retention strategies and more. Unlike former generations (Gen X, Baby Boomers), this group tends to care less about income and more about organizational transparency; less about benefits and more about buy-in; less about PTO and more about work-life balance.

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Three Ways to Promote Transparency and Trust in the Contact Center (Part 3)

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
10/6/16 9:00 AM

If you’re just checking in now, Parts 1 and 2  of this series explore specific areas where contact center managers can embrace openness and honesty with customers and employees. Companies looking to foster a culture of transparency and trust, however, cannot overlook the most important area of business they must be honest about: finances.

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Three Ways to Promote Transparency and Trust in the Contact Center (Part 2)

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
9/22/16 11:00 AM

Every business leader should tell you that honesty and integrity is vital for success. In Part 1 of this series, we explored how contact center managers can promote a culture of transparency and trust via quality monitoring. Now, let’s take a look at how managers can promote this culture internally by embracing openness, honesty and truthfulness with agents…

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Three Ways to Promote Transparency and Trust in the Contact Center (Part 1)

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
9/9/16 1:00 PM

We’ve all heard the age-old saying, “Honesty is the best policy.” We live in a world, however, where the truth is that honesty isn’t always promoted. Just consider the U.S. presidential candidates this election season. FBI director James Comey deemed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “extremely careless” in the way she handled classified information on a private email server as secretary of state. Meanwhile, Republican candidate Donald Trump has yet to release his tax returns to the general public.

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Three Reasons Why You Should NOT Renew Your WFO Software License

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
8/19/16 12:00 PM

Since the advent of the cloud, there has been an ongoing battle between software licensing and Software as a Service (SaaS). The former involves a company signing a licensing contract that permits them to operate a physical piece of software onsite at their location. Meanwhile, the latter involves no physical software product and no licensing contract; rather, the product is available to the company on the cloud as a platform that is hosted by a third-party SaaS provider.

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Gamification and Quality Monitoring: A Winning Combination

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
8/5/16 1:30 PM

Designed to engage, encourage social connections and maximize attention levels, video games have a certain special appeal. Filled with attractive graphics, challenging levels and exciting storylines, it can be difficult to put a controller down once you’ve started playing.

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Call Recording: A Powerful CX Tool, But Not a CX Strategy

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
7/15/16 2:30 PM

Call recording is a mainstay within the contact center, utilized by organizations for everything from agent training to risk management to compliancy assurance. Most importantly, however, call recording can (and should) be used to transform the customer experience (CX).

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Your Agents Are the Most Important Touch Point in the Customer Journey

Posted by Rodney Kuhn
6/17/16 1:00 PM

As you know, contact center agents are often your business’s first line of defense. Customer contacts happen at the greatest frequency early in the purchase process when customers are researching brands and weighing their options.

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