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Customer satisfaction managers tend to be more concerned withsimply measuring customer satisfaction than actually using the resultinginformation to build a business case…
Customer satisfaction managers tend to be more concerned with simply measuring customer satisfaction than actually using the resulting information to build a business case for the improvement of service quality. Presents a simple methodology that any organization can use to move from measuring customer satisfaction to managing service quality using a four‐step procedure based on research; market damage assessment; action plan formulation; and policy implementation.
Customer satisfaction with service companies is probably declining steadily across the developed world because it no longer matters to most people. Investors favour…
Customer satisfaction with service companies is probably declining steadily across the developed world because it no longer matters to most people. Investors favour companies that lock in their customers irrespective of their satisfaction levels. CEOs are concerned primarily with their share price and their image, and customer satisfaction hardly influences either of these. Line managers demand that customers be profitable irrespective of their attitudes. Marketeers are finding that new technologies open up far more promising possibilities for studying both customer purchasing behaviour and the reasons behind it than satisfaction ever did. Finally, customers are being rewarded more and more for their dissatisfaction rather than their satisfaction. The only group keeping the consumer satisfaction concept alive is middle managers, who are still conditioned by their weekly fix of satisfaction statistics.