Why Nurses and Case Managers Need to Know Customer Service
(6.8 Contact Hours)
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After completing this couse participants should be able to:
- Define customer service.
- Determine what contributes to customer satisfaction.
- Explain why customer service will be even more important in the new millennium than it is today.
- Focus on all of your customers, but recognize those who are truly assets to your organization over time.
- Recognize and do something about those issues that will surely drive your customers away.
- Describe the hallmarks of unforgettable customer service.
- Determine if you, personally, are the right fit for a position where you have constant contact with customers.
- Place customer service at the top of your priority list.
- Practice cutting edge customer service every day in every way.
- Determine which of the customer problem-solving strategies presented will work in you organization.
- Incorporate dynamic attitudes and behaviors into your routine work that will insure that you are going extra mile every day with your customers.
I'm a nice customer. You all know me. I'm the one who never complains, no matter what kind of service I get.
I'll go into a restaurant and sit quietly while the waiters and waitresses gossip and never bother to ask if anyone has taken my order. Sometimes a party that came in after I did gets my order, but I don't complain. I just wait.
And when I go to a store to buy something, I don't throw my weight around. I try to be thoughtful of the other person. If a snooty salesperson gets upset because I want to look at several things before making up my mind, I'm just as polite as can be. I don't believe rudeness in return is the answer.
The other day I stopped at a full service gas station and waited for almost five minutes before the attendant took care of me. And when he did, he spilled gas and wiped the windshield with an oily rag. But did I complain about the service? Of course not.
I never kick. I never nag. I never criticize. And I wouldn't dream of making a scene, as I've seen some people do in public places. I think that's uncalled for. No, I'm the nice customer. And I'll tell you who else I am.
I'm the customer who never comes back!
When I get pushed too far, I just take my business down the street to places where they're smart enough to hire and train people who appreciate nice customers. And the world is filled with nice customers, just like me, who can put anyone out of business.
I laugh when I see you frantically spending your money on expensive advertising to get me back, when you could have kept me with a few kind words, a smile, and some good service.
I don't care what business you're in. Maybe you live in a different town; maybe I've never heard of you. But if you're going broke or your business is bad, maybe there are enough people like me who do not know you. I'm your customer who never comes back.
--- Author Unknown