Measuring the Future: MIT and Stanford Benchmark the Help Desk

Thursday, May 25 | 1:45PM–3:00PM | Renaissance Ballroom - 5th Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Both Stanford and MIT found their help desks operated and evaluated by anecdotes rather than facts. Both campuses asked, How effective is our help desk? How does it compare to its peers? Can we use our IT systems to better manage it? This session will review the strategic value of this work, the initial design, and the results. Then, help desk managers will discuss the weekly performance measures and the changes these measures have catalyzed.


  • Bill Clebsch

  • Chris Lundin

  • Oliver Thomas

    Maker Digital Systems Architect, MIT

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