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Gathering Feedback to Improve Service and Eliminate Frustrations

May 10, 2018 — Being on the frontline and dealing with customers on a day-to-day basis makes customer service reps the ideal source for gathering some, but not all, types of customer information. John Goodman, vice chairman of Customer Care Measurement & Consulting spoke with Customer Communicator about the four types of information that frontline reps should…To read more — login/sign up

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May 2018

Support your reps’ efforts to obtain customer feedback — John Goodman, vice chairman of Customer Care Measurement & Consulting (CCM&C), and author of Customer Experience 3.0, shares two recent documents to help managers obtain, understand, and use customer feedback. They include:

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Solutions for Stressful Situations

April 12, 2018 — Customers, coworkers, and personal demands — those are the top three sources of stress for today’s busy customer service professionals. Managing each type of stress requires different strategies, and it’s well worth the effort to fine-tune your stress management skills, says Genella MacIntyre, author of 5 Steps to Reducing Stress. In an…To read more — login/sign up

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Spotlight Award Winner

Heather Cruit
Team leader
BioSolutia

Stepping outside of the box helps Heather Cruit help customers. When a difficult issue came up regarding the cost and insurance coverage for a customer’s medication, Cruit decided that a three-way call was needed. Bringing together the patient (her customer) and the doctor helped ensure that the customer was completely satisfied.

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April 2018

There’s much that managers can do to alleviate stress in the workplace — Service expert Genella MacIntyre recommends that managers help their teams by monitoring stress levels, providing back up, offering praise, and setting up a quiet room. These resources provide additional insights:

Tips and techniques for setting up a quiet room

Five steps to help managers reduce stress, a leadership article from Genella MacIntyre.

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April 2018

The “Little Tramp” reminds us to smile — Humor can be useful during interactions with customers because it helps to diffuse anger and initiate problem solving. But, be sure to avoid the Four Nots of humor.

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