Impact on the Organization
What’s the difference between a prosperous business and one in decline? For many, it’s as simple as this: knowing who your customers really are, and what they really want. High profitability correlates more closely with customer-perceived quality than with market share or any other variable. When you give your customer a real voice in your business – about service, products, innovations, and even processes – you can dramatically improve your business. You may discover that you are providing services or products which aren’t wanted or needed… defining quality in ways your customers don’t value… or missing markets you ought to be attacking head on. Whatever you learn, you will be surprised – and the surprises you uncover will represent huge untapped opportunities.
- Identify your external and internal customers
- Determine your customers’ true needs and expectations
- Gather ”Voice of the Customer” data you can trust
- Identify areas for action based on what you’ve learned about your customers
This module helps participants discover who their external and internal customers really are, and gain an unprecedented understanding of those customers’ true needs. Using multiple exercises and simulations, participants will learn how to inventory their current products and services, and align those offerings with what their customers actually want. Participants are given sample questions for customer interviewing, as well as practical guidance on interviewing “do’s and don’ts.” They perform practice interviews in preparation for a real customer interview after the training session ends. Once the practice interview is complete, participants create a customer action worksheet designed to help them implement their customers’ requests. This module is a prerequisite for “Implementing A Customer Service Plan,” and this module’s customer action worksheet is used in that follow-on module.
Typically 4 hours.
This program can be customized to reflect your organization’s procedures, policies, cases, examples, and terminology. Please inquire about these optional consulting services.