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Professional Services Case Study – Internal Audit

The Brief: To conduct a series of internal audits for a professional services organisation in line with the requirements of the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard. The organisation had its annual surveillance audit scheduled within four months of contacting us. It’s management system was said to be well documented, but planned internal audits had …

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When Customer Service Fails

Do you know what your customer service staff say to your customers? How are your customers really being treated? Every day, staff are interacting with customers. What impression do customers take away from their experience with your staff? Consider the following interaction between the service staff at a car dealership and a long standing customer …

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Process Mapping – its role in business process improvement

Business process mapping is one of many tools used in developing a process based management system. It provides a pictorial representation of a process. In this context, a business process is a series of steps within a specific activity that combine to produce a required outcome. As a representation of “the way things are done”, …

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Business Process Training by BP Group

BP Group Business Process Training In March 2012, BP Group have scheduled business process training sessions in Australia. Certified Process Professional, CPP, sessions 1&2 have been scheduled in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for March 2012. At the end of March and again in May, sessions have also been scheduled for New Zealand. Business Process Training …

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Uncommon Service – Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business

A Refreshing and Pragmatic Approach On How To Deliver Excellent Customer Service “Uncommon Service – How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business” By Frances Frei & Anne Morriss Published 2012 By Harvard Business Review Press – Create an environment within your organisation where all employees focus on delivering excellent customer …

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What Does ‘Top Management’ Commitment Mean for Management Systems?

What is Top Management Commitment? There’s often some confusion, even apprehension, within organisations when asked about top management commitment in the context of one of the ISO management system standards. Who Is Top Management? The implementation of a management system should be a strategic decision by top management. But commitment from top managers is not always clearly …

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Employee Engagement Awareness on the Rise

Is Employee Engagement Awareness on the Rise? A review of current business articles highlighted a number of tweets, posts, and media articles over recent days and weeks that focus on employee engagement. This comes on the back of the media hype over the increase in online consumer sales, with Australian retailers being told to lift …

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Key Stages of a Successful Customer Experience Management Program

Key Stages of a Successful Customer Experience Management Program The Customer Experience Coach, David Mottershead, has released a new whitepaper outlining the key stages for implementing a successful customer experience management program. This whitepaper also details how such a program can be used as part of a framework for understanding, measuring and continually improving the …

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Advanced BPM Training

Recently I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the BP Group Certified Process Process Professional program in Brisbane. For me, this was the opportunity to follow up the three day Business Process Management Training I had previously attended in Melbourne. As expected, there were a great group of attendees, from diverse backgrounds. Despite …

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