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What Happens If The ‘Big 6’ Do Not Change?

I recently blogged a question – will the Big 6 still be around in 2020? I always think that it is specific questions like this that lead to action, rather than strategic visions and other jargon. If – as predicted … Continue reading

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Will the Big 6 Still be Around in 2020?

In my last blog I talked about the value of reviewing your customer service strategy with a focus on encouraging customer retention. My own industry focus is utilities and these issues are playing out in the UK utilities sector in … Continue reading

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Food retailers are competing on customer service

Food retailers are facing a tough time in the UK at present. The biggest of them all, Tesco, is facing up to some very unusual problems related to accounting errors (still under investigation) and Sainsbury’s has seen sales fall in … Continue reading

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How do you know what your customer wants?

Managers are endlessly reminded that they need to deliver what the customer wants and in these socially connected times it should be easier than ever to determine exactly what they do want. But still they get it wrong. What are … Continue reading

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Hfs: The latest for outsourcing in 2013

Hfs Research is a great place to look for pragmatic analysis of the global sourcing market and their latest annual ‘state of the outsourcing industry’ survey for 2013 has just been published. The key findings of the new research include: … Continue reading

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Creating value from partnership

Julia wrote a great blog earlier focused on her key learnings from the event and she mentioned the question of value. This is an extremely important area that I believe every service company will be exploring at present. We know … Continue reading

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What price will customers pay for good service?

Retail is changing and embracing a multichannel format that belnds the high street, online sales, and something in-between like pop-up stores that are fully branded, but little more than a collection of computers for browsing products. If you can remember … Continue reading

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