How do supervisors affect customer service? We all know that frontline service people directly impact customer satisfaction. But we dont often look at how much a supervisors behavior influences the service a customer ultimately receives.
So HELP Me (Supervisor Edition) takes a fresh look at customer service by showing the direct connection between a supervisors behavior and the way employees treat customers. When employees are listened to, respected, and encouraged, they will do the same for their customers. Supervisory behaviors that promote excellent service include: telling people what theyre doing right, helping employees find solutions, focusing on people rather than numbers, empowering people to do their jobs, and turning mistakes into opportunities for growth.
So HELP Me (Supervisor Edition) demonstrates supervisory practices that facilitate excellent customer service. The result is not only a better service provider, but also a loyal and satisfied customer.
Key Learning Points
- Tell people what they’re doing right: That good feeling will get passed on to your customers.
- Help employees find solutions for customers: Take the time to help employees work within policy to solve customer problems.
- Focus on people, rather than numbers: When employees feel that you care about them, they’re far more motivated to care about your customers.
- Empower people to do their jobs: Employees will feel that they have the responsibility – and the power – to solve customer problems themselves.
- Turn mistakes into opportunities for growth: Dealing with mistakes privately is a perfect opportunity for individualized training.