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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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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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Telco study recognises training requirement for customer service employees

Customer Service Employees Require Training – Customers Deserve Better Customer Service The latest customer service Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has been released today. Their survey found: more than half of the consumers (55 per cent) surveyed reported contact with their service providers five or more times to try and resolve an issue; more than half …

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Employee Engagement and Amazing Customer Experience

Employee Engagement and Amazing Customer Experience Earlier this month I posted an article about Employee Engagement Awareness on the Rise, and more recently I noted the release of a new book, Touchpoints – Improving Leadership and Employee Engagement by Douglas R. Conant (2011), CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Recently I read the book Employees First, …

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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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Announcing Business Process Training for 2011

Returning to Australia and New Zealand in the coming weeks, this world renowned programme (just sold out again in Europe) offers the full Certified Process Professional (CPP) training and certification, and it is a ‘must have’ for both the practising and aspiring Business Process Professional. If you missed out on the training last year, make …

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Business Process Improvement or Customer Process Improvement?

Does your company need business process improvement? Where is the focus of your process improvement project? Does it focus on: – Business Process Improvement (BPI), or – Customer Process Improvement (CPI)? The aim of any organisation undertaking a process improvement project is to improve the efficiency of their operations and therefore reduce their costs and …

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What makes a company successful?

Successful companies are easily identified, right? They are the ones that stand out from the crowd, others aspire to be like them, and individuals aspire to work for them. Internally, they have defined goals and a strategy that is clearly communicated; their business processes are defined; KPIs are set and tracked; resources are managed. But …

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