Category Archives: Customer Service

Providing effective customer service is essential to remaining competitive and retaining employees

Upcoming: CALMC Membership Meeting March 23

On March 23, 2017 Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee will host our next membership meeting, and we are inviting you to attend. The CALMC Membership Meeting will be Thursday, March 23rd at the Seafarers’ Union Hall, 2800 S. High St. in … Continue reading

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An Employee Engagement Success Story

We have written a number of articles about the benefits of employee involvement. This week, we would like to highlight a success story. The knowledge and experience of employees can help create effective solutions to workplace issues. An example of … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Is It Better to Use Pizza or Praise to Motivate Employees?

Many employers struggle with how to motivate employees. We have heard them argue they cannot afford the cost of motivation programs. The truth is, motivation does not require significant expense. Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the founder of the Total Quality … Continue reading

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Did You Know: We are Halfway Through 2016

On July 1, we passed the half-way point of 2016. You may have begun the new year with the usual resolutions, but we are not going to dwell on those. It is time, however, to look at what has happened … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Raising Pay and Providing Training Helps The Bottom Line?

Companies are often reluctant to invest in employees. Training is one of the first areas to be slashed when budgets tighten and is often one of the last to be restored. Fortunately, some employers have begun to realize the value … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Labor-Management Partnerships in Health Care Improve Patient Outcomes?

When Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the father of the Quality Management process, was asked how he would know when the transformation to quality was successful he gave the same answer: when it is adopted in healthcare. Clearly there were significant … Continue reading

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Do You Know: How Can We Make Workplace Change More Comfortable?

Change….just the word alone can be uncomfortable. Face it, most of us do not like change. Large or small, it threatens our established way of doing things,. Even if we do not like parts of the status quo, at least … Continue reading

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How Do You Respond to Your Customers?

Excellent customer service is important to any organization, private or public sector. Ideally, we would like all of our customer interactions to be positive, but in reality this is not possible. Dealing with customer complaints adds cost to our work … Continue reading

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How Your Business Is Like An Onion Ring

Ever order onion rings at a restaurant? I have to admit I like them, but you are never quite sure what you are going to get when you place your order. Some restaurants serve their rings in thin slices with … Continue reading

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How is Your Team Doing? Use Effective Tools to Find Out

Face it, sometimes teamwork can be frustrating. Impatience can set in as your team works on a task. Answers to problems may not come quickly, and or work may uncover more problems. Sometimes this leads teams to grasp for a … Continue reading

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