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The Best Service Is No Service: How to Liberate Your Customers from Customer Service, Keep Them Happy, and Control Costs
     

The Best Service Is No Service: How to Liberate Your Customers from Customer Service, Keep Them Happy, and Control Costs

by Bill Price, David Jaffe, Jim Bond (Read by)
 
Most customer service operations have it wrong. They gauge their effectiveness and productivity based on the number of customer calls or contacts they handle. But do your customers really want a “relationship” with your company’s customer service department, or do they simply want to purchase your products or services so they can put them to

Overview

Most customer service operations have it wrong. They gauge their effectiveness and productivity based on the number of customer calls or contacts they handle. But do your customers really want a “relationship” with your company’s customer service department, or do they simply want to purchase your products or services so they can put them to use?

In this groundbreaking book, Bill Price and David Jaffe offer a new, game-changing approach, showing how managers are taking the wrong path and are using the wrong metrics to measure customer service. Customer service, they assert, is only needed when a company does something wrong - eliminating the need for service is the best way to satisfy customers. To be successful, companies need to treat service as a data point of dysfunction and figure what they need to do to eliminate the demand. The Best Service Is No Service outlines these seven principles to deliver the best service that ultimately leads to “no service”:

• Eliminate dumb contacts
• Create engaging self-service
• Be proactive
• Make it easy to contact your company
• Own the actions across the company
• Listen and act
• Deliver great service experiences

While self-service and customer relationship management are often tech-heavy and software-driven efforts, Price and Jaffe emphasize that no technology is needed to adopt a “no service” mindset - and any manager who tries to ferret out dysfunctional contacts between customers and companies can create far better, self-correcting systems.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"admirably straightforward book… refreshingly no-nonsense". (Financial Times , Thursday 27th March 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423360087
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
03/21/2008
Edition description:
Abridged, 9 CDs, 10 hrs.
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.37(d)

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Meet the Author

Bill Price is president of Driva Solutions, the North American arm of LimeBridge, a customer service consultancy whose clients include Dell, Hyatt, McDonald’s, Microsoft, and TiVo. Prior to founding Driva Solutions, Bill was Amazon.com’s first vice president of Global Customer Service, a vice president at MCI, and a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company. A frequent keynote speaker, Price has written numerous articles and white papers.

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