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The Best Service is No Service. How to Liberate Your Customers from Customer Service, Keep Them Happy, and Control Costs

  • ID: 2325481
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for The Best Service Is No Service

"A very sharp and practical treatise on why so many call centers and service operations are playing with the wrong deck of cards altogether. We strongly recommend it to anyone involved in customer service issues."
Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D., authors, Rules to Break and Laws to Follow

"The Best Service Is No Service presents great new ideas about how to make service work for the company and the customer. Customers are clamoring for self–service that answers all of their questions, and this important book shows companies how to achieve this level of customer satisfaction."
Sheryl Sandberg, vice president of online sales and operations, Google

"I recommend The Best Service Is No Service to companies and their outsourcing partners alike when customers don′t need to contact companies for help or information because everything is clear and works right, then everyone benefits. The ′best service′ principles also work across all countries and cultures, a new universal goal!"
Sanjeev Aggarwal, managing director, Helion Ventures Pvt Ltd Gurgaon, India, and founder and former CEO of IBM Daksh

"Building ′the best service is no service′ also applies outside of corporations universities and business schools can learn a lot from this book and its principles. I recommend this book to academic leaders for their schools and for their students to obtain firsthand lessons that really work!"
James Jiambalvo, dean, Michael G. Foster School of Business; and Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration

"This book is compulsory reading for executives, customer service managers, and decision makers whose actions define a company′s customer experience. The Best Service Is No Service points out areas where management mistakes or confusion can lead to unnecessary contacts and disoriented customers. The concept of ′no service′ is elegant in its simplicity. You will find clear solutions and tips on how to achieve ′no service′ but also how to provide ′awesome customer experiences′ while pursuing ′no service.′"
Bert Quintana, former vice president, Dell International Services

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Introduction: Why We Wrote This Book.

1 Challenge Customer Demand for Service: Instead of Coping with Demand.

2 Eliminate Dumb Contacts: Instead of Handling Them Again and Again.

3 Create Engaging Self–Service: Instead of Preventing Contact.

4 Be Proactive: Instead of Waiting to Respond.

5 Make It Really Easy to Contact Your Company: Instead of Dodging the Bullet.

6 Own the Actions Across the Organization: Instead of Blaming Customer Service.

7 Listen and Act: Instead of Letting Customer Insights Slip Away.

8 Deliver Great Service Experiences: How to Delight Customers with Awesome Support When They Need It.

Appendix A: Best Service Survey.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Appendix C: Bibliography.

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Index.

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Bill Price
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