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80% of Companies Plan to Close Physical Call Centers Permanently: Deloitte Digital Research

Hi, it’s Jamie, Senior Intern at the CDP Institute’s Department of the Obvious. Today is a holiday for the paid employees of the Institute, so the Boss said I could write a newsletter if I wanted to. Boy, howdy! Deloitte Digital reports that work-from-home increased at call centers during the pandemic, from 6% to 77%. More surprising: 80% of companies plan to close their physical call centers permanently. Sadly unsurprising: just 11% of organizations can “seamlessly” transition customers across channels and experiences. Is “seamlessly” is really a word?