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The Service Culture Steering Committee Setup Checklist

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At UP! Your Service, we help clients plan, implement, and sustain the momentum of a service culture building program. This includes a comprehensive checklist of strategic activities, including Implementation Roadmap design, Steering Committee support, Building Block innovations, […]

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The UP! Your Service Active Learning Toolbox

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Why are some training programs so dull, and others so full of active participation? What makes one trainer plod along, while another brings energy and effectiveness to each session? Using The UP! Your Service Active […]

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Introduction to The Implementation Roadmap and Service Culture Indicator

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The Service Culture Implementation Roadmap is a proven methodology to quickly upgrade service performance and build a service culture that grows stronger over time. Each of the five key elements in this approach are adapted […]

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Introduction to The 12 Building Blocks of Service Culture

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The 12 Building Blocks of Service Culture shape the environment, experience, and enthusiasm of your team. Working with UP! Your Service, we help you assess your current activities, select areas for improvement, and develop a […]

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How to Close the Gap and Capture Early Majority Supporters

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In my previous blog “Gaining Buy-In for Your Culture Change” I used a smooth bell curve to illustrate how leaders can systematically convert employees from Adversaries and Defectors, to Neutral and Supporters, and ultimately to […]

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Three Course Leader Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

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Are you a passionate but frustrated Course Leader? Here’s how to overcome it!

I recently asked a group of experienced UYS Course Leaders two questions:

1. “What is your biggest frustration as a Course Leader in your organization?”, and
2. “What are you going to do about it?”

Each person who answered this question had already facilitated more than 10 workshops for their colleagues.
Here are two of the stated frustrations, and constructive recommendations:

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Improving Service is a Journey that can be Engineered

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Think of the companies in our world known for outstanding service. One thing is common across these organizations – founders and leaders who have declared service to be a top priority, and who align all […]

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Are Your Managers a Roadblock to Successful Service Education? Ten Tips to Turn Your Managers into Champions

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Who plays the most powerful role in a successful education implementation? The employees who are learning, the trainer who leads the class, or the manager of the employees?

Over 20 years ago two notable authors – John Newstrom and Mary Broad — published research that is still relevant today. Transfer Of Training: Action-packed Strategies To Ensure High Payoff From Training Investment

For leaders seeking to achieve large-scale service improvement with a powerful education program, this research is critical.

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Have you built a great Course Leadership TEAM?

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Good Course Leaders know the importance of preparation. Good Course Leaders also know the importance of the application – linking the learning to action, and the action to business impact.

Good Course Leaders take pride in high feedback scores and evaluations. And good Course Leaders also take time, regularly, for self-reflection and “in the mirror” evaluation.

You may be very skillful on your own, but your company’s culture-building program will only be successful if you connect and thrive as a TEAM.

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Is Your Company Naughty or Nice? Get Customer Service Tips for this Holiday Season – Part Two

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To Get Stuck on the Naughty List:

Specialize in the run-around. Doing business with a company should be a choice, not a chore. But unfortunately, many companies make receiving service very difficult for their customers.

Companies on the naughty list aren’t streamlined. Customers have to give the same information to one person after another as they’re passed from department to department seeking help. Departments are so siloed that customers can feel like they aren’t even talking to people who work at the same company.

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