Customer service managers, supervisors, team leads: you often get stuck in the weeds of daily management. Lead & inspire to breed success! Here’s a guide.
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.
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.
Leaders, don’t sacrifice individual talents to achieve team member flexibility & generous restraint. Inspire these I’s in team for unparalleled success.
CSRs and TSRs get tunnel vision in stress or the daily grind. Yet our future is behind every customer. Our vision must see it. Here is a 9 point call to greatness for leaders to inspire the best customer service. Posters and cards of this will be available in a few weeks.
A 2012 American Express customer service barometer shows how important civility is to modern day customer experience. If you doubt it like some, you may be betting against the success of your business. 3 key points to consider …
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!
Leaders, do customers experience superior customer service you promise? To say yes, you must be sure that every team member is attitude ready! Here’s a checklist.
Leaders and managers, are you frustrated w/ employees who chronically complain? Here are 6 positive replies fr The People-Skills Coach™ that engage employees. Transform complaints into action and guide all to success!
Traditional leadership beliefs hang on and squelch employee engagement, so needed to reach results. If you still hold these 5 attitudes, replace them for maximum success.
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.
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.