I shared the below words with the call centre team that I work with. I'm hopeful that many others will find them helpful. When I began my first job, I was introduced to the company's motto: "We do not go to sleep, we do not hang up the phone, until the customer says, 'Thank you'." … Continue reading Give your best daily
In a couple of months, October precisely, it'll be another Customer Service Week. And many companies will toe the line and attempt to 'do something' for their customers. But it's helpful to step back and reflect on the purpose of the week. Why was it set up? What's the agenda? According to the International Customer … Continue reading Why observe Customer Service Week?
A customer service strategy is your roadmap describing how your organization or business will provide excellent service to your customers. While this strategy will be largely driven by your customer service team, it requires company-wide support and adoption. Here we go. 1. Set a compelling vision I'll begin with a vision, which captures the future … Continue reading Designing a Customer Service Strategy
Feedback is not a ritual, though it often becomes that with many businesses. It is an avenue for getting to understand exactly what your customers think about you and your business. Here are a few points to note on getting feedback from your customers. 1. Make it frequent. Instead of requesting feedback quarterly, try getting … Continue reading Thanks for the Feedback
Many customer service training programmes typically have a section on 'How to handle an irate customer'. This is an angry, frustrated, hair-pulling, glass-shattering, verbally abusive, individual who has interacted with your business and is deeply upset about the experience. Such a person, it is understood, requires a different approach than the sweet and peaceful customer. … Continue reading Demystifying the Irate Customer
Sometime ago, some missionaries set out to evangelise a certain village. They had obtained funds and resources to establish schools, clinics, and a host of other facilities for the people. This was the normal pattern for missions. So they set out for the village. On getting there, they informed the people about their projects. They … Continue reading The Power of Listening
It is the age of AI and block chain. New technologies and business tools spring up around us like plants in the rainy season. And in a highly competitive world, such as the business terrain is, the successful organization must be quick to learn about the newest development. Not only must it know about the … Continue reading The perennial significance of customer service
Many companies operate a business model which involves a partnership with other businesses. For instance, a retail outlet sells items to its customers which are produced and supplied by other organizations. A health maintenance organization (HMO) provides access to healthcare for its enrollees through a network of healthcare providers. A restaurant or fast food chain often … Continue reading Disengaging business partners without alienating customers