Assessment 1 part 1&2 manage quality customer service
Assessment 1 – Manage Quality Customer Service
A) Who are Foundry Distributions customers? Give examples of each
Investors are internal customers because they invest money into the company for the company to grow. They are selling, or investing their money, for the hope of bigger returns.
Employees are trading their personal skills and services for a salary
Managers assist with the managing and guidance of staff for money.
Suppliers trade supplies and raw materials for cash
Trainers trade their expertise in training and coaching employees for cash.
Cleaners trade their cleaning skills and services for cash.
Consumers purchase services such as Foundry Distributions for their own personal needs.
Clients become loyal clients to the company and use the service numerously
Manufacturing companies may need to use the foundry distributions for logistics work.
International companies needs transportation and distribution of products to international markets
Internet businesses need shipping and distribution networks around the world.
Large Organisations may need the service for distribution of resources, materials, etc.
B) To start the transition of changing foundry industries into a customer driven organisation, Leah decides ensure that her department becomes an open communication environment. She wants to lead by example.
Take responsibility – make sure that she fulfils her own responsibilities before judging and ordering others
Tell the truth – she must tell the truth even if it may hurt feelings. Being honest may be better for improving skills than lying.
Be courageous – have courage to do things that she believes will benefit the company
Acknowledge failure – she must acknowledge her failure so that she knows how to improve
Be persistent – do not give up so easily
Create Solutions – always try to come up with new solutions to continuously improve
Listen – listen to others about problems and try to resolve other people’s problems
Delegate Liberally – make sure that tasks are delegated fairly. It is not good to make unfair delegations.
Take care of yourself – make sure that she can take care of herself before trying to take care of others
Don’t be afraid to do work – it is important to leading by examples means getting your hands dirty and doing hard work.......
Ask questions – ask questions to make sure that the employees understand their roles and responsibilities
Give feedback – getting feedback will help identify issues and areas of improvement.
C) How can she do this?
Open communication needs to be both ways. This can be done by:
Lead by Example
Explained earlier she can:
D) To rip down the territorial walls between staff in her department and other departments, suggest steps that can be taken.
E) Leah researches the recent drop in sales and finds that there was recently a large turnover of staff in her department. Those left in the department that stayed on have influences the attitude of the new staff members. She has also contacted two customers who recently found another distribution company to meet their needs. The customer claimed that foundry industries was unable to meet their needs.
Drop in sales means that the customers have more reasons to not purchase from Foundry Distributions. There are many factors which customers will consider such as the quality of the product, other competitors, price, convenience, etc. Leah must identify why the customers are not returning. This can be done wull effective feedback. Leah finds out that foundry does not meet customer needs. Foundry must make a questionnaire or survey to provide to the market. they must identify which customer needs are not being met, and how to provide these needs to the customer.
Turnover of staff can also be impacted…...
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