Service in a Time of Rapid Change: Under Stress – Break or Change

– Written by Elizabeth Farquhar for the Center for Services Leadership Months before the U.S. woke up to the threat of COVID-19, Ron Zielinski was hearing about a new kind of pneumonia in China. Zielinski, who leads Global Customer Services for Coherent Inc., heard from one of his managers in Singapore in late December that …

What Can You Do to Make Them Happy? Results from the 2020 Customer Rage Study

A recent survey shows just how unsatisfied Americans are with the products and services they buy. The 2020 Customer Rage study, conducted by Customer Measurement Care and Consulting (CCMC) in conjunction with the Center for Services Leadership at W. P. Carey University and Kraft Heinz, shows more than two thirds of households experienced at least …

Service in a Time of Rapid Change: Respond from the Heart – Generosity

– Written by Elizabeth Farquhar, Writer, Editor for the Center for Services Leadership One afternoon recently, marketing professor Leonard Berry paused in the middle of grading final papers and exams to describe our current frightening landscape: one million-plus COVID-19 cases, more than 60,000 deaths, unemployment growing to near-depression levels, and businesses shutting down—some never to …

Service in a Time of Rapid Change Series: Supply – The Long Pole in the Tent

– Written by Elizabeth Farquhar for the Center for Services Leadership Emergency response is nothing new to National Industries for the Blind (NIB). NIB, the nation’s largest employment resource for those who are blind, provides work to 6,000 people who are blind, including many veterans. It is one of the three central nonprofit agencies designated …

ServiceFriday: Cold as Ice: When Cold Temperatures Increase Product Evaluation

– Written by Jack Lechich for the Center for Services Leadership The English language sure can be confusing, especially when it comes to the United States. Take the word “cold” for example. I don’t know of any other place where cold can be used to describe the temperature as well as be used as an …

ServiceFriday: Trending Up – The Differences Among Trendsetter Groups

– Written by Jack Lechich for the Center for Services Leadership The year is 2020 and being an Instagram model is now a profession. While it might seem that everyone is attempting to be an influencer or trendsetter in some capacity nowadays, not everyone can be. One’s identity in terms of which trendsetter group (i.e. …