I was hooked. And had far too many late nights. I simply loved the Olympics. Can you believe it? – 67 medals. Brilliant. Well done Team GB! Did you notice the euphoria as people realised their success? Did you see the pride on the athletes’ faces as they stepped up onto the podium and receive […]
Have you any rotten apples in your team? > If your customer service training or any other efforts to get the best from your team are just not working maybe you have rotten apples in your team. It only takes one or two negative or obstructive people to get in the way and undo all […]
Are you a glass half full or glass half empty type of person? We are now exactly half way through the year. So while on the subject of halves are you more inclined to be saying “Gosh, where did that time go, half the year has gone already!” or “Hooray, we’ve still got half the […]
By the time you read this thankfully all the campaigning will be over and we’ll know one way or the other. There’s been a bit of a difference of opinion in the Cooper household. Hubby and I have homed in on different merits for and against remaining/exiting the EU! Seeing things from different perspectives extends […]
This week is customer service week. Customer Service Week, which is always the first full week in October, is an opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the critical role it plays in running a successful business. For a businesses it creates the perfect opportunity to raise awareness within your own team of their […]
Your first day in any job can be daunting. It’s all new and can feel a bit lonely. Hardly the best place to be to give your best. So whether you’re taking on seasonal staff for the summer or full timers you want to do everything in your power so they can get off to […]
How good a role model are you and your managers when it comes to demonstrating your customer service culture? When working with businesses on defining their customer service culture, their customer experience or supporting their customer service training, one of the messages I stress is how our actions speak louder than words. Everything you do in […]
One aspect of customer service training which can be really frustrating is when the people you’re training are stuck in the past and their old ways of doing things. We’ve all heard the comment “But, we’ve always done it this way!” There’s a whole host of reasons why people might be reluctant to change. And […]
A true customer service culture is more than just a sheep dip customer service training exercise for your front line team. Service is everyone’s responsibility It’s part of your DNA and reflected in everything you do. A bit like a stick of rock – no matter where you break it the core message is still […]
You might be doing all the right customer service training, but however much you invest in the training, unless you show your team you care about them as much as you care about your customers and your bottom line they are unlikely to demonstrate the behaviours and deliver the customer experience you’d hope. I believe […]
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