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Tag Archives: customer service
On the web, people who are argumentative, rude, or even threatening are called trolls. People block them and shun them from contact. In extreme cases, they can be banned from the social media platforms. The same process occurs in the … Continue reading
I read this HBR blog and thought about how it could be applied to complaints. When a problem occurs, an organisation will often wait until someone before trying to fix the issue. As most organisations do not work actively to … Continue reading
Sometimes you have trouble with customer service. Try as you might, you cannot find a way to improve it. What may exist is a gap between the senior management and the frontlines regarding customer service. In many ways, the senior … Continue reading
A few months ago, I wrote a blog about words that kill customer service. Words like “unfortunately” or “of course” and “obviously” immediately undermined the attempt to give good customer service. I am now returning to that idea with some … Continue reading
When dealing with customers, the language you use can mean the difference between a satisfied customer and a lost customer. In particular, when trying to recover a customer, such as following a complaint, it is important to avoid these words. … Continue reading
In books on management, there is often a tendency to look at the large or strategic issues that a company faces. The company has to have vision and a strategy for achieving the vision. Without a strategy or a vision, … Continue reading
Does social media lead to better performance or better customer service? Is it shaping those cultures or revealing them?
Does the use of social media inside an organisation or externally create better performance or better customer service? The argument is that social media improves a company’s financial position by improving its reputation through increased external customer service and improved … Continue reading