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Uplifting Customer Service: A Job from the Inside Out

The immediate assumption when we talk about “improving customer service” is that we refer to the activities of customer-facing team members who directly “serve” our external customers, clients, buyers, suppliers, guests, users, attendees, diners, students, patients, etc.

And in fairness, most service education is indeed intended for those who “face” customers – improving the quality of service for those who pay for our services.

But seeing service improvement as mostly a frontline, customer-facing issue will not foster the development of an uplifting service culture where all employees embrace the goal of constantly adding value for others.

Five Problems to Overcome When Building a Superior Service Culture

Watch Ron Kaufman speak about overcoming these five roadblocks (5 minutes) Leaders often make mistakes when building a service culture throughout an organization. It’s not an easy task. To develop a culture that demonstrates true service leadership in your field, you must avoid these five common mistakes: 1. The frontline lacks top-down support. Often when …

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Leading with Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic 5

As the Coronavirus spreads, it brings new and unique challenges to organizations in every industry in all parts of the world. People are working in a time of tremendous uncertainty and stress. If you’re a leader in this unfolding drama, there is no clear view of the direction or duration of the crisis. The health …

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Launch from the Top Down and from the Bottom Up

When you build an uplifting service culture in a large organization, senior leaders must initiate the process. But ultimately all levels of leadership must embrace the project from the executives in the board room to supervisors on the shop floor. This is why Uplifting Service recommends a simultaneous “top down” and “bottom up” approach to …

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Promote a Service Vision and a Common Language to Eliminate Culture Roadblocks

Disconnects can easily occur across departments, and between levels in a large organization. For example, managers may focus on service metrics, benchmark scores and share of wallet, while frontline workers talk about today’s schedule, a colleague’s problem, or an angry customer’s remark. Excellent service in one office may mean something quite different in another. For …

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How to Engage Your Leadership Team for a Successful Service Culture Transformation

Many senior leaders assume that service performance improvement only requires a front-line training initiative. This is a fundamental mistake. A strong and successful service culture demands the power of a senior leadership team that is fully engaged. Leaders must confidently share the vision, align with each other to remove roadblocks, reward ongoing success, and role-model excellent service behavior.

The Service Culture Steering Committee Setup Checklist

At Uplifting 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, Service Education customization and delivery, innovation tracking, results documentation, and more.

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