Service improvement for pragmatic people. Ideas, tools and techniques to improve your service operation.
The Squawk Point is all about service operations and our ability to make things far more complicated than they really need to be.
Running an operation should be as easy as finding out what your customers want, then giving it to them. Nothing more or less.
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Does publishing performance data make people perform better? The National Health Service in the UK has developed a cunning ruse to improve patient care. They have started to publish data about consultant’s mortality rates. Before you go and see a specialist you can go online and see if he is competent or not. If you don’t like what […]
What do you believe? Here is an interesting little sports story for you… At the start of 1954 the world record for running a mile was held by Gunder Hägg. He ran it in 4 minutes 1.4 seconds in 1945 and his record had stood for 9 years. It was widely believed that it was impossible for a […]
Morale is low… It is a big problem, staff turnover is high, skills and expertise are walking out of the door at an alarming rate and my business is heading for a melt-down. Two solutions have been put forward: Solution 1. 1. Review the benefits package, make it more competitive. Do some job matching and pay over […]