In the past few weeks, I’ve had the misfortune of having to deal with cancelled flights, incorrect orders delivered, poor service in a restaurant and mobile operators as I port my number from one network to another. Of course, my regular readers will realise, this creates much fuel for my weekly posts! Rather than commentary… Continue reading Five physical signs of poor service delivery
As we head into summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere!) and the pace eases slightly, hopefully giving us a little time to reflect, develop and plan, I wanted to share two posts that relate to HOW we achieve our goals and WHAT we can and should expect from those around us in the process. Both… Continue reading A different perspective on the real value of employee tenure
I recently attended and spoke at a conference on the topic of customer experience. As at every conference, throughout the day, there were many speakers and panellists – some great, and some less engaging. For some, as they walk toward the stage, you can see that they are filled with the fear of god, and… Continue reading 5 tips on delivering the best presentation
Feedback matters to us all. Whether we like it or not, we need to hear other peoples’ opinions about us, our actions and behaviours, our company, our products and services. The majority of feedback is intended to help, add insight or value and drive change or reinforce behaviour. Whatever the intention of the feedback provider,… Continue reading 5 Feedback Fails, and how you should deliver it!
So following on from last week’s post, where I talked about The Right Way to Start a New Role, and I mentioned the need to constantly make things simpler. Complexity simply makes it harder to achieve our desired outcome – and if we are all really honest, we all naturally tend to over-complicate tasks that… Continue reading Why “just one thing” is the best way to fix work challenges
Why “if it ain’t broke…” thinking can only get you so far… Firstly, a small disclaimer – I have nothing against those in this world called Barbara. The mindset I’m really talking about could apply to any Percy, Georgie, Mary-Lou or Sally our there. When I talk about ‘Barbara’, I mean the persona that represents… Continue reading Banishing Your Inner Barbara
Preaching to the choir, perhaps, but customer centricity matters today more than ever. Gone are the days when when some customers merely accepted that customer service would be subpar, especially when dealing with entrenched services. Fortunately, customers woke up to their rights, and even the most powerful changed course. It was nothing short of a… Continue reading Why is Customer Centricity such a relevant issue today?