You have been in survival mode for the past seven months just trying to figure out how to rework your business and organization during this pandemic. Now as things are loosening up, you are ready to get back to some of those key strategic initiatives you wanted to undertake before the crisis. Several clients […]
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Delivering exceptional customer service is a way of life. It is how world class organizations drive every employee to consistently look for ways to offer amazing service. It is a part of their culture that is communicated, measured, and rewarded. Interestingly, exceptional customer service doesn’t have to be something big and outrageous, it can be […]
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Why have those higher ed institutions that have implemented a culture of service excellence been successful? Three important reasons: 1. In a culture of service excellence, students and faculty feel they matter and belong. This is critical because students learn best where there is mutual care and respect. This is a part of the environment […]
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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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I received a letter from my insurance company with the notification that my flood insurance would be cancelled if I did not provide them with an elevation certificate because their records indicated this document was missing from my folder. I called and let them know this certificate was provided to them five years ago when […]
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Ultimately, customer loyalty can’t be bought, it must be earned. One of the best ways to earn that loyalty is through engaging the customer. Engaged customers provide you with an opportunity to wow and delight, and that’s what leads to winning their loyalty. Three ways that can foster customer engagement are: knowledgeable employees, service-oriented employees, and personalized service. […]
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Getting citizens to pay their back taxes is not an easy task for anyone. However, the city of Syracuse in New York, has found a novel way to motivate   residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials. The city has collected nearly $1.5 million more dollars than it predicted it would […]
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