How to Effectively Utilize “The Hand-off” for Better Service Delivery

“Sorry, I can’t help you because this isn’t my department.” How many times has a customer service agent given you this excuse? And how many times have agents simply transferred your call or walked away from you without any additional help or explanation? A business associate recently relayed the following story. Real World Story: This […]

The Customer Service Way of Indian Hospitality

Real World Story: I just spent the last 10 days in southern India. During this second time that I’ve visited this country, I paid particular attention to the customer service at a variety of establishments, including hotels, entire villages, and even a world-renowned eye care hospital named Aravind Eye Care System. What I found was […]

The steak house with no service sizzle

Have you ever been to a “nice” restaurant where the service was horrible? Real World Story: A client and I were recently at an upscale steak restaurant in a small US town to give a presentation to a small doctor’s office. The presentation was to start at 5:30 pm. We arrived 45 minutes early to […]