The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
What is it about customer service that sets companies apart from the rest?
The fact is that it is no longer the quality of our products and services that will get us the sale and ultimately the profits. Customers’ expectations have risen exponentially over the years, so a quality product will only get us onto the ball-park, not win us the game. Learn More
No matter how good your sales process is or the quality of your products, there will inevitably come a time when you have to deal with a customer complaint.
This could happen for many, many reasons.
The standards that people expect today from business has exponentially grown over the years and if you don’t keep up with those requirements, you may find yourself receiving more and more complaints.
No one likes speaking to an angry person, but this scenario is even more difficult to handle when the person is a client of yours.
This is a unique relationship where you have to tread very carefully to make sure the client is left happy, lest they take their business elsewhere. Learn More
Making improvements to customer service can provide many advantages to a business.
First, by offering a more helpful, faster and friendlier experience to customers, a company can benefit from higher sales, less returns and overall happier clients. Learn More
Customers are what make any business a success or a failure.
You may have the most innovative products or services, but without tailoring them to your clients, you will not make any sales. Learn More
If you are a leader in a larger business or public sector organisation then you are probably not dealing with external clients on a regular basis. It is therefore easy (once you have agreed with them) to leave the policing of your customer service standards to other people. Here is the danger when you do that! Learn More
Many people who manage teams in customer service are aware of the need to display vision and customer focus in their businesses, but less people are able to apply this in the real-world atmosphere of the hot-house business.
To create a culture takes time and effort. And you can’t demand this quality service from people; they have to want to deliver it from their hearts, and that’s not an easy concept to transfer to people.