Episode 32 – OpEx with Marianne Rutz – Operational Excellence Through the Lens of a Scottish Whisky Business – with Karen Somerville
The connection between contact centre operations and a family-run Scottish Whisky Business is certainly not that obvious. However - My guest Karen Somerville shares how she had to change and pivot in her business pretty fast, as the world market place changed with Covid-19.
She explains candidly how difficult it was at times, but she also shares her 3 key points in crisis management which she always ensures are followed through;
Listen to your staff
Do your research
Don’t get disheartened by feedback (especially negative feedback)
If you treat your own operation as if it was your “family business” you will quickly realise that many of the conversations and processes are so much easier to explain and to follow through!
Episode 36 – OpEx with Marianne Rutz – The 5 Customer Service Secrets that Make your Callcenter Stand Out!
I recently read an article in Forbes by Micah Solomon, a customer service and customer experience consultant. He had interviewed Yael Ron, the General Manager of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco! And boy – I loved the points Micah brought across – hence I’m sharing them here with you – looking at it through the lens of a contact centre leader! What does it take for my centre to become the Ritz-Carlton of Contact Centers?
OpEx with Marianne Rutz – Bonus Episode 1 – Black Friday is Coming – Is your Team Ready?
Every day I see and hear it from front line managers in contact centres and customer service centres – Everyday leaders worry about peak season! Every day I hear team members being stressed out about peak!