All levels of schools from Pre-K to College began classes last week. Both students and parents were either wowed and delighted by the organized systems in place and the treatment they received from the staff or they became frustrated, disappointed, and maybe even angry. The first few days of a new school year is an […]
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Service Excellence training for employees in higher education institutions should start taking place now. Before embarking upon another school year, make sure your departmental staff are ready to take on a new year in the life of your students. The first part of the training should remind everyone as to their higher purpose. Why are […]
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The most important point of contact you have with a customer is in the first few seconds of engagement. This contact sets the tone for the rest of the entire interaction. Think of when you go to visit a best friend after a long absence and you are so happy to see each other. It […]
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Lessons learned from the Digital Banking Report that can be applied to any organization, shows the need for more focus on the customer experience. It has been proven that the power of the customer experience is the most important element of long-term competitive and financial success. According to a study by Kantar, banks and credit […]
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  Chick-Fil- A knows it’s the little things that build customer loyalty. So, they have created a new advertising campaign promoting the little things they do to show they really do care about their customers.One ad is about a Chick-Fil- A employee who saved the $3.00 change that a drive -up customer forgot to get […]
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  Last week I had to hire two different service repair companies to fix broken appliances in my home. One company, I will never hire back and will never recommend to my friends.   The other company, I have already told three acquaintances and have hired them to come back and do another project in my […]
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  There is something that companies known for their world-class customer service do that other companies don’t. It is what inspires customer retention, it is what reinforces customer loyalty. It isn’t hard to do, but it takes a commitment and awareness by every employee in the company. That “something”, that critical ingredient, is having a […]
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Following are the top 4 reasons why the implementation of a culture of  world-class service excellence is not sustained: 1. The effort feels like a program rather than a process.  A “program” makes people believe that if they go through the motions and patiently wait it out, it will soon be replaced by something else. […]
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