2018 Heads of Support Survey
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If we had access to data from other support departments, how would that change the conversations we have about budgets and resources?
Taking the survey
There are a few data points that you should collect or estimate before starting:
- An estimate of how many customers you support directly
- Annual revenue estimate
- Approximate support budget
- Approximate professional development budget
- Number of full time and part time/seasonal agents
Why is this important?
We’ve seen the results of what can happen when we share data from the Support Driven Salary Survey. It’s led to people making a stronger case for and getting raises, negotiating starting salaries that are well above what they initially thought, and getting a better understanding of the job marketplace.
The Heads of Support Survey will help you answer questions about support budgets so you can make a case for requesting more resources or show how you’re effectively and efficiently working with the resources you have. We also have questions related to outsourcing strategies, support channels, professional development, and more that can inform and shape the stories around those decisions.
We’ve made an impact for a lot of people on a personal level, and now we have an opportunity to do so at the department level.
What happens with the data?
The data will be shared anonymously and we’ll use the data in 2 ways.
One is for a report sharing what we’ve learned from the survey. Our supporting companies will make this report possible, and it will be announced at Support Driven Summit – October 29-30 in Boston. Summit is a special 2 day conference for leaders in support to build high value relationships and to share how we solve problems and face challenges in support.
The other way we’ll use the data is to share it with you to be used as a part of your conversations about budgets and resources. Use the data to filter and find what similar companies are doing. Shape the data to support what you’re doing now or to forecast where you expect to be in the future. Tell us how you’ve used the data and we’ll share it in our leadership newsletter!
Join our leadership focused newsletter to hear about the report when it’s ready and to get access to the data!