6 ways leaders unknowingly lower the bar of service excellence in customer care & IT technical support. Insight and solutions from customer service maven Kate Nasser.
Once again, from my work with information technology (IT) teams, I am compelled to write about leaders risking quality service with the risky thought of delivering support via email only. Some claim it increases quality by avoiding tone of voice and increasing audit capability. Yikes! U-turn from this thinking. There are at least 3 damaging effects.
Delivering super customer service experience starts w/ beliefs of the most human expectations. Here are 5 essentials fr Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach™. What would you and your teams add to this list?
To give a WOW customer experience, you must care enough to think outside your own company perspective. A recent experience with Cablevision illustrates the risk of tunnel vision and how to fix it.
The essence of emotional intelligence (EI) becomes this fail safe guide to the ultimate customer experience & service. How well does your entire organization use EI to secure the brand reputation of WOW.
Leaders, data and objectivity are valuable until they block connection with employees & customers. When does this occur? Here are 8 sources of this engagement obstacle from The People-Skills Coach™.
There is one customer service recovery moment where many leaders, teams, and reps. falter. Here’s the trap, the reasons, the risks & a winning path to success for customer service, customer care, and technical support organizations.
Customer facing employees, service reps, and technical support reps often feel torn when customers’ criticize and complain about their service teammates. There is no need to be stuck in the middle. Here are 3 key reminders to generate a winning response and re-secure loyal customer connections.
Leaders and experienced reps all know that speaking jargon can kill a customer experience. Moreover, listening w/ jargon can kill the relationship! Two short stories from The People-Skills Coach™ illustrate the true impact and how to avoid the blunders of jargon Jabberwocky.
CIOs, IT directors, and technical support managers of many companies face one universal challenge — cross teamwork between the front line service desk and onsite support. Here are 4 critical steps to meeting this challenge with great success!
Whether you are leading an IT Global Service Desk, a BPO contact center, or a non-technical customer service team, to deliver great customer experience, treat reps like adults not children. Start with engaging them in self-assessment and see the ownership and performance soar!
CIOs, the threat to IT customer service is not technical mindset – it’s blocked teamwork. Customers want productivity: prevent problems or unite to solve. Consider these 3 blocks and how to remove them.
Customer service and tech support leaders often ask me how to respond to team members who ask: “Why must we treat customers better than they treat us?” You might think this is a cry for fair and equal treatment. Some of it is. The rest is envy. Build fulfillment with these approaches to squelch this debilitating feeling.
When you get frustrated with customer behavior, are you tempted to respond badly? Call centers, contact centers, customer care teams, technical support departments — here is the antidote to your frustration! Here are 7 common situations and simply great choices.
Do your teams think of their burdens or the customers? The answer says alot about your customer experience culture! Build a super customer experience culture by eliminating these 21 customer burdens of uncertainty.