Category: #ServiceOrientation

I remain on friendly terms with these characteristics.

Why does integrity have a bad reputation nowadays, so bad that everybody gives it a cold shoulder? Much like its cousins quality, value and reliability, it is exiled from some aspects of today’s professional behaviour. I remain on friendly terms with these characteristics, I am 

Customer Service Orientation struggles with failure-demand

As failure-demand increases to untenable levels, Customer Service Orientation suffers — struggling business’s first casualty. Outdated ‘leaders’ (the job title undeserved) intensify success-crushing behaviour; they revoke all niceties, blame everyone and reward ‘ungrateful’ customers with reduced quality. At the same time tightening their control over 

Needs, Wants and Delighters

Organisations competing with each other in a race to the bottom care little about what matters most: customer value. And it is an alarming trend. Professor Noriaki Kano’s eponymous model states customers have three requirements: Needs, Wants and Delighters. (Alongside customer indifference.) Needs cover the 

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

The notion of rushing ahead without addressing initial concerns contains a fundamental flaw. Many organisations operate to an out-of-control beat; quick fixes, easy wins and rough drafts are preferable to doing something properly. The flaw (or incompetence): organisations state they have no time to do