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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The workplace screams at you It is alive with data and facts and evidence. Our organisations are giant test beds. They will tell you what works, and what doesn’t. The evidence will show you where things are going wrong, and why. So if you want to improve performance just look and listen to the work. But […]
Operations work two ways: 1. Products and services flow one way: Insurance claims are paid Pizzas are delivered Passengers are transported Diagnoses are issued 2. Money and Information flow the other: Orders are placed Invoices are settled Requirements are specified Complaints are made Like yin and yang The flows are interconnected and interdependent, you need them both if the […]
There are two types of conversations about work: The first is a Friday evening conversation. It is best held at about 5pm in the pub just around the corner from the office in hushed tones. The first conversation discusses who: Who screwed up Who is on the way up Who is on the way out And […]