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Customer Service


Customer Service Excellence Online 114174

REF:

CS5003_114174

  
DATE:

1 - 5 Nov 2020


LOCATIONS:

Online

INDIVIDUAL FEE: 1350 Euro


Introduction:

Customer-focused organizations know that delivering excellence in service does not happen by accident. It requires careful integration of key factors that together set the company apart from competitors, win, and retain profitable customers and attract, motivate, and keep the best staff. In this program participants will learn the core practices and skills that successful businesses employ to consistently deliver world-class customer service experiences.

Targeted Groups:

  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Field Service Representatives
  • Account Managers
  • Credit and Billing Specialists
  • Managers who want customer service training to reinforce their skills and train their staff.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Improve service delivery standards, reflected in higher levels of customer satisfaction and bottom line profits
  • Build a customer-focused culture
  • Lead customer service performance and professionalism in their organization
  • Improve business performance and the customer’s experience
  • Provide better, faster service and increase customer satisfaction
  • Recruit, train and motivate staff
  • Develop and improve internal service standards
  • Assess internal and external skills-based development programs

Targeted Competencies:

  • Customer orientation
  • Self-confidence
  • Personal accountability
  • Persuading others
  • Empathic outlook
  • Emotional control

Course Content:

Unit 1: The Business Case for Customer Service Excellence:

  • Why excellence in customer service is a hot business boardroom issue
  • Understanding what your customers expect
  • Benchmarking for competitive success
  • Meeting and exceeding changing customer expectations
  • Assessing your organizational culture for customer service focus
  • Core foundations for building a customer-centric culture
  • Overcoming obstacles to customer service excellence

Unit 2: Improving Customer Service Standards:

  • Showing your customers you are serious about providing customer service excellence
  • Resolving customer service challenges positively
  • The six hats problem-solving approach
  • Shifting perceptual positions
  • Resolving complaints, disputes and conflict
  • Role modeling top performers in customer service.
  • Moving closer to the customer - rapport skills to build better relationships

Unit 3: Creating a Culture of Service Excellence Through Continuous Learning:

  • What is a learning organization?
  • Creating a vision for customer service excellence and continuous learning in your organization
  • Applying continuous learning strategies to customer service excellence
  • Planning for change - using the Neurological levels model
  • Leading by example - teaching others through behavioral excellence
  • There is no failure only feedback - moving forward for personal and business growth
  • Building teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration with colleagues

Unit 4: Hiring For Attitude - Training For Skills:

  • The importance of a strong value set in customer service delivery excellence
  • Core customer service qualities and competencies
  • The transferability of customer service skills
  • Retaining and motivating your best people
  • Developing staff engagement in the business
  • Understanding the psychological contract and its impact on staff
  • Using rewards and incentives to motivate performance
  • The importance of the team leader/supervisor in frontline staff employment
  • Addressing ‘real-life’ work challenges in customer service excellence

Unit 5: Assessing Customer Service Training and Development Programs:

  • Why skills training is on the boardroom agenda of successful organizations
  • How to develop customer service excellence to compete in a global marketplace
  • What to look for when choosing a skills development or training program
  • Addressing attitudinal issues in learning
  • Assessing the impact of customer service training in the workplace on the customer, the team and the business
  • High-performance coaching methods for customer service excellence and staff retention
  • Maintaining positivity in the workplace
  • Action planning to take the learning back and develop it further