I was recently a guest on the Hospitality Mavericks podcast to talk about running a successful hotel and hospitality operation. You can find the podcast at: https://hospitality-mavericks.lnk.to/kc3RgFA or through your favorite podcast app by searching Hospitality Mavericks.
I was interviewed by John Albano with the Lodging Leaders Podcast at the end of 2018. We had a great discussion about how managers can go about building the best team, how to give purpose to employees day to day work, some of the roadblocks that managers deal with in training or developing their teams, and how to build a strong internal culture – one where employees are raving fans of what they are doing.
In a noisy marketplace, relying on a specific product and / or traditional service staple as a differentiator isn’t the best strategy to get your hotel or restaurant noticed. Creating a service experience that feels as though it’s one of a kind is how customer service focused businesses will win in the future.
All businesses strive to provide excellent customer service but there’s a fine line between service and servility. In many situations, employees and managers fall in to the trap of extreme servility.
The way that you and your team respond in a service recovery situation can turn a negative experience in to a positive one OR create a lasting negative impression about your business.