Category Archives: cultural diversity

Time Management Skills in A Diverse Customer Service World

Reliable time management skills in a diverse customer service world are crucial in order to take advantage of opportunities to effectively interact with customers from various cultures. For years, anthropologists and others have studied the use of time in various … Continue reading

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Typical Customer Contact Center Representative Competencies

To perform well in a call center/customer care center, employees must possess some very special competencies or capacities/abilities to perform required job tasks. Because of the specific requirements of the job, organizations must look for candidates possessing many of these typical customer contact … Continue reading

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Providing Effective Customer Service in a Diverse World

Providing effective customer service in a diverse world is something that virtually anyone in an organization must master in today’s business world. As the world grows smaller economically and otherwise (e.g. world trade, international travel, outsourcing and offshoring of jobs, worldwide … Continue reading

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Customer Service Training Activity – Subconscious Gender Stereotypes

Since ongoing gender communication and interactions between employees and customers is a daily event in most workplaces; organizations must help employees at all levels identify and correct negative stereotypes that might exist between male and female employees. The following activity is a simple … Continue reading

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Delivering Positive Customer Service in a Global Work Environment

What is Positive Global Customer Service? It is recognizing that you are dealing with unique individuals at each contact point with a customer or potential customer and taking the time to listen effectively, respond appropriately and address their needs. It … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Building Positive Customer Relationships In a Global World

In a global customer service world, there are potential relationship “minefields” that can cause problems related to trust. This is because for customers from many countries (e.g. Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Philippines, Kuwait, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, and Vietnam), … Continue reading

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The Impact of Gender Roles on Customer Service

Culturally and individually, people view the role of men and women differently. Although gender roles are continually evolving throughout the world, decision-making and authority are often clearly established as male prerogatives within many cultures, subcultures, or families. For example, in … Continue reading

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Customer Service Skills for Success 6th by Robert W. Lucas Now Available

The top-selling customer service textbook in the United States, Customer Service Skills for Success by Robert W. Lucas, is now in print from McGraw-Hill. This 6th edition includes four-color layout with more images to enhance the content and a completely changed graphic appearance. In the … Continue reading

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Effective Verbal Communication Can Lead To Customer Satisfaction and Customer Retention

You may have heard that the expression it is sometimes not what you, but how you say it that makes a difference. Nothing is more true when you are dealing with a multi-cultural, diverse customer-base. In many situations, when customer … Continue reading

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Nonverbal Communication in Customer Service

The power of the eyes in communication have been known for centuries. This is demonstrated by a simple nonverbal communication quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th century. Projecting what he was saying to today’s workplace… nonverbal communication in customer service can … Continue reading

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