At last ! The world is slowly reopening and employees are returning to work. Everyone is excited about being out and about…especially business owners. In all of the commotion, there’s a high probability that abundant changes are needed in the workplace. In this blog, we’re offering ideas about how to enhance employee morale, strengthen customer service, and increase sales.
Change your perspective
View “new normal” challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement. Avoid approaching problems with a defeatist attitude. Visualize how positive outcomes will help your firm thrive. Then share your ideas with clients via social media and other communication outlets.
Get back to basics
Revisit soft skills basics such as effective communication, empathy, and positive attitudes. Now is not the time to allow customer service to fall by the wayside; in fact, it’s time to double down on delivering an experience that is unique only to your brand. Empathize with customers and maintain a positive mindset.
Communication is key. Be upfront and honest with clients about what they should expect from the level of service you’ll deliver. Keep them in the loop about policy changes.
Set realistic attainable expectations from your team. Highlight expectations in weekly staff huddles.
If a project cost is going to run over due to price increases in raw materials, share this information with clients immediately. Give as much information as possible to ensure an understanding that they’re not being overcharged.
Let your customer know you appreciate their patience by writing personalized “thank you” notes, applying a customized postage stamp, and dropping it in the mail.
Products and Policies
Due to shifts in the marketplace, consider whether you should update your company’s policy or services. Whether it’s a reduced staffing model or limited supplies, these “constraints” may require a change in how you conduct business. Doing so may increase employee efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Let us know in the comments how your business is pivoting in the face of such challenges.
Make it a great day!