Common Barriers to Improvement

When a company comes to the realization that it's strayed from its core values or desired customer experience, it often results in a new push for its employees to reconnect with customers and to provide better service.  This sounds simple enough, but why is it so hard for this approach to succeed?  Common missteps in Keep Reading...

Scripted Service Can Backfire

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] Photo credit: Say_No_To_Turtles "It's a great day at Wendy's Widgets!  How may we serve you?"  If this is what you first hear upon calling a customer service department, you're likely Keep Reading...

A Smarter Measure of Success

We’ve talked in the past about metrics for satisfaction and what to do with them, but while we can all agree that the value of that data is far-reaching, there is also tremendous value in exploring things that are not quantifiable measurements of our customer service successes and failures.  Inviting a more organic, open-ended conversation Keep Reading...

Now is the Time: Prepare for the Holidays

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. --Alexander Graham Bell Summer has ended and fall is in the air.  That means that the busiest time of year for customer service, the holiday season, is rapidly approaching.  Is your team ready for the increased workload that’s soon to begin? Train [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" Keep Reading...

Skill Building: Customer Service Training

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." --Benjamin Franklin In our line of work, we often began our jobs with a specific course of training.  Over time, we've likely done occasional case study challenges to refresh how we want to be approaching cases.  These are both valuable Keep Reading...

Share These Teachable Moments

During training sessions, it's understandable that we often learn from positive customer service stories. They give us something to emulate, to aspire to. When we hear about companies or individuals setting the gold standard of service, we can be inspired in our own interactions with our customers. But stories of customer service disasters are also Keep Reading...

Straight Talk from the Customers

When it comes to business, there is a lot of advice being given regarding how to do things the[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] Image courtesy of Rosenfeld Media right way as well as what things Keep Reading...

Are You Overlooking This Skill?

Is your customer service team struggling to consistently wow your customers?[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] Copyright Nevit Dilmen Even if you carefully hired people with lovely personalities and a strong desire to assist your customers Keep Reading...