Archive for May, 2016

Creating Complete Customer Satisfaction

May 31st, 2016
Steven Howard

Fire Your Customer Service Staff. Today. I often advise senior management and business owners that their companies and  organizations today need to change from a focus on trying to win new customers to concentrating on meeting and satisfying the needs of their current customer bases. With this strategy, the aim is to achieve a high degree of complete customer satisfaction with the customers you already have in hand. Good customer service is no …

Making Life Inconvenient For Customers

May 26th, 2016
Steven Howard

Customer Retention Results From Customer Convenience Convenience is one of the critical 7 Cs of superior customer service. But sometimes I have to wonder, are organizations in the business of making things more convenient for their customers or for their staffs? This question was highlighted to me a few years ago on a flight between Singapore and Melbourne. I was traveling on the airline that had made a reputation, right from its creation, …

Delivering Upon Your Promises

May 24th, 2016
Steven Howard

You Need To Deliver Upon The Promises Made To Customers Vernon Hill, President and CEO of Commerce Bank, was quoted in one of Fast Company’s First Impression Newsletters as saying, “We have to keep delivering what we promise to customers.” When I first read this, I thought “how utterly silly” that a CEO of a major bank is making this kind of a statement. Is it really necessary to go all the way …

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