One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time / Edition 2

One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time / Edition 2

by Gary Heil, Tom Parker, Deborah C. Stephens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471331678

ISBN-13: 9780471331674

Pub. Date: 04/26/1999

Publisher: Wiley

One Size Fits One A billion-dollar paper manufacturer in Wisconsin works closely with a small stationery store halfway across the country to better ensure that the company's products will sell at the retail level. An Internet browser company distributes its products free to the masses, resulting in a market share of paying customers and a worldwide community of

Overview

One Size Fits One A billion-dollar paper manufacturer in Wisconsin works closely with a small stationery store halfway across the country to better ensure that the company's products will sell at the retail level. An Internet browser company distributes its products free to the masses, resulting in a market share of paying customers and a worldwide community of prospective buyers of services and products. An irate customer in Berkeley, California, places a $10,000 ad in the Wall Street Journal to protest what he considers shoddy treatment by a large coffee company-and ultimately receives 6,000 responses from other dissatisfied customers to his toll-free telephone number. Love it, hate it, fear it, or wish it would just disappear, we are entering an era where one size no longer fits all-or even a few. We find ourselves in a highly personalized, customer-driven environment where now "one size fits one." The only business objective that makes any sense is a long-term relationship with each profitable customer. Today's customers have vast power to collaborate with you to build your businesses, but if they're not happy, they will walk away faster than ever before-or actively under-mine you. How can you win the unshakable loyalty and trust of these savvy customers? One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time received critical acclaim from the business press and the endorsement of top CEOs by laying out the ten rules for what customers want-in their own blunt words-and showing how your company can begin to develop the personalized relationships necessary to build loyalty. This updated Second Edition places a much stronger emphasis on distributed leadership throughout an organization, which is needed to build enduring customer relationships. It presents the organizational structure you need to support such a distributed leadership, thereby creating greater customer/employee relationships and a better, stronger company. Certainly no company can deliver "one size fits one" value without loyal employees committed to creating exceptional value for each individual customer. One Size Fits One explains why yesterday's workplace mentality no longer works and shows how relationships inside organizations must change to successfully unleash the power of truly committed employees, using entertaining examples and anecdotes from real life. In a world where "one size fits one," no one will have to settle for the ordinary, and any business that provides it will be unable to survive. One Size Fits One is a source of inspiration for all managers, providing a template for beginning the odyssey-one customer and one employee at a time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471331674
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

BUILDING LOYAL RELATIONSHIPS ONE CUSTOMER AT A TIME.

What Customers Want: Ten Rules for Building Loyal Relationships.

Take Us Personally, Make It Personal.

The Average Customer Does Not Exist-Get to Know Us.

The Details Are Important to Us...They Should Be to You.

Make Everyone a Relationship Builder.

Make Our Experience Special: Give Us Something to Talk About.

Our Time Is as Important as Your Time.

If Something Goes Wrong, Fix It Quickly.

Guarantee Our Satisfaction.

Don't Take Us for Granted.

We Care Whether You're a Responsible Corporate Citizen.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS ONE EMPLOYEE AT A TIME.

Getting on with the Job.

Ten Rules for Building an Intrinsically Motivating Environment.

Reshape the System to Encourage Everyone's Best Efforts.

Create a Cause Worthy of Commitment.

Build Core Values That Guide Performance.

Commit to the Truth and the Sharing of a Sense of Reality.

Ensure That Every Person Has a Meaningful Role.

Increase Accountability, but Not More of the Same.

Build Cooperation Instead of Internal Competition.

Abolish the Corporate Caste System.

Developing an Optimistic, Caring, and Supportive Environment.

Build Trust One Employee at a Time.

Epilogue.

Index.

The Center for Innovative Leadership.

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