#WorkTrends Recap: Be Your Customer’s Hero

Too many organizational leaders are scared of employee empowerment, often coming from cultures of command and control; fearing what can happen if they give up that control.

However, the greatest customer experience companies empower their teams to solve issues in real-time, resulting in more satisfied customers and fewer escalated issues.

On this week’s #WorkTrends show, our special guest, author and customer service expert, Adam Toporek spoke about customer service examples from Starbucks, Ritz Carlton and his own experience as a small business owner.

Here are a few key tips Adam shared:

  • It is crucial for employees to remove the hassle from customer service
  • Empowered employees are more dedicated to their jobs and more satisfied with their work
  • Empowered employees are more confident and it shows in their customer interactions

Missed the show? You can listen to the #WorkTrends podcast on our BlogTalk Radio channel here.

You can also check out the highlights of the conversation from our Storify here:

Didn’t make it to this week’s #WorkTrends show? Don’t worry, you can tune in and participate in the podcast and chat with us every Wednesday from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). Next week, on Aug. 31, host Meghan M. Biro will be joined by Mike Lindstrom to discuss the impact of meaningful communication.

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