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Measures of Success in Service Culture Transformation

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How do you know if your service improvement efforts are really working? How can you be sure your service culture development program will achieve the ultimate financial objectives of your business? The UP! Your Service […]

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Why Business Leaders Must Attend Service Training

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The most common question we hear when launching service excellence training programs inside large organizations is: “Do leaders really need to attend these workshops?” This raises a different and more important question for senior leaders: […]

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The 10 Essential Abilities of a Service Excellence Workforce

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The world of work has changed. Every person must continuously add value, not only to the work itself, but to the experience our customers have with our work. How well we do at creating and […]

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Redefining Service for the New World of Work

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  The nature of work keeps changing. And it’s determining who wins and who loses. Mass production defined work in the 20th century. Jobs became a well-defined set of tasks organized into a scalable working […]

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In the World of Big Data, Old School Customer Service Never Goes Out of Date

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Today we use sophisticated technologies to learn a great deal about our customers. We track what they like, what they spend, what they search for, where they go, and how often they return. Yet despite all this new “big data” and the insights it can deliver, customers all over the world still appreciate “Old School Customer Service”.

These four “Old School Customer Service” techniques are time-tested, and they work as well today as they have for generations.

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Building Your Service Culture

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The CEM Telecoms Conference speaks with Jeff Eilertsen, UP! Your Service VP Client Success, to learn how companies can optimize service efficiency while also improving customer experience. Learn how you can achieve these goals simultaneously […]

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Service as Competitive Advantage: Creating New Value vs. Sustaining Predictable Results

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In a competitive global market where products are commoditized and speed of delivery easily matched, quality service is a key differentiator in every industry – including engineering, manufacturing, production, logistics, IT, and more.

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Top 5 Provocative Posts from 2015

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Enjoy this selection of “Top 5” thought provoking posts. Read, reflect, write a comment, and share these ideas with others. Happy New Year everyone! How to Increase Productivity and Improve Service Simultaneously by Ron Kaufman […]

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Make ’Em Say Wow: Tips for Building a Strong Service Team—Part Two

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Your organization is going to get some sand in the gears, and when that happens, it’s your job to keep your people focused and enthusiastic. How do you do that? You find opportunities to educate. You recognize individual successes. You role model what needs to happen and then recognize when other people act as role models. You acknowledge service achievements.

Read on for six tips on how you can strengthen your team by keeping them motivated to provide uplifting service.

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Make ’Em Say Wow: Tips for Building a Strong Service Team — Part One

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In this two-part blog series, I’ll provide tips on how you can strengthen your service team.

Here, in Part I, we’ll take a look at the steps you can take to make it easier for your employees to provide great service to your customers or clients.

We love receiving great customer service. That’s no surprise. But did you know that great service can actually elicit a physical reaction? A recent American Express Service Study found that 63 percent of its 1,620 respondents said they felt an increased heart rate when they just thought about great service. And for 53 percent of those studied, great service caused them to have the same cerebral response that results from feeling loved. The trick, of course, is developing a customer service team that has the skills to provide such an overwhelming reaction amongst your customers.

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