Since originating the popular Knock Your Socks Off Service
books several years ago, consultant and trainer Ron Zemke has justifiably been regarded as an expert on the whys and hows of delivering top-drawer customer service. Now, teamed with quality-management specialist John A. Woods, he has combined 35 reflective yet pragmatic articles that clarify the connection between great customer service and superior organizational performance. Zemke first explains why such efforts are vital and then provides an assortment of cost-effective ways to implement a variety of service plans. He receives help from contributors such as Chip R. Bell on nurturing loyalty, Janelle M. Barlow and Dianna Maul on maintaining high standards during peak-demand periods, and Gary Connor on developing company-wide campaigns. This is a terrific resource for better understanding what consumers really want and how to create systems that will meet their demands. --Howard Rothman
"Why should my employees and I care about delivering great service? How can I learn more about customer needs and desires? How do other companies deliver superior service? How do I build long-term relationships with customers? The litany of customer service questions goes on and on...
Best Practices in Customer Service is a one-stop resource designed to help anyone involved in customer service answer these questions and more.
With 35 chapters written by customer service experts, it illustrates best practices in customer service and provides the tools readers need to implement those practices in their own companies. From classic issues like customer retention to contemporary concerns like providing customer service on the Internet, it helps readers:
* fully understand the connection between excellent customer service and organizational performance
* deliver a higher level of customer service at a lower cost
* develop a customer base that fuels growth and profitability."