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“Sip.”

You finish up your morning cup of Joe.

After the last sip of your medium-roasted coffee, you continue typing your notes of the previous week’s review.

You have your Monday morning meeting in 10 minutes.

It is 8:35 AM, your mall opens at 9 AM. You cannot be late.

You finish your review notes.

The weekends here are busy with thefts and medical cases – you like to spend a little extra time during the meetings discussing this.

This is business as usual.

Plugging through your “incident management system,” you look for this weekend’s incident report.

But, you cannot find it.

It is always in the same place. Why is it not there? “Let me ask Rick,” you bark to yourself.

“4…2…1…”

As you dial your security supervisor’s extension, you feel your blood pressure rise. Your hands are clammy.

All you hear is your doctor in your head saying, “You need to relax. This is not okay for your heart.”

Rick picks up and tells you he completed the report. It should be in the system from Sunday.

You both continue searching for the report but still can’t find it. Frustrated, you dial your solution provider’s support number.

It rings, and it rings and rings some more. After nine never-ending rings, the answering machine message starts.

“Hi, you’ve reached ABC Company. Our hours of operation are 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Standard Time. Thank you.”

Click. You cannot even leave a message – and you are in New York!

Now, what?

There is no emergency support line. If you email them, you will not get a response for hours let alone ten minutes.

You did not spend the extra $2,400 on premium support, which means you do not have a dedicated support team.

How frustrated are you? An issue as petty as a misplaced report is ruining your day.

To top it off, you cannot get in touch with the very people that can help you.

The snowball effect kicks in. Everything you cannot stand about your “solution” provider rolls through your mind…

Oh, guess what, it is time for your meeting!

You walk in your office.

It’s 7:30 AM, and you’re feeling good today.

Yesterday was successful.

Everything went as planned – nothing out of the ordinary.

All is good across your operations, right?

But, that’s not true, and you’ll never know that because you’re current “tool” prevents you from understanding this.

You’re not aware of the three people transported to the hospital for food allergies after eating at the same place.

You’re also not aware of the many complaints regarding one of your staff members.

Why?

Either you’re not using your operations management software to the fullest – or using one at all.

That’s a severe problem.

We need to fix it today.

But, there’s a chance we might get pushback from you.

Is “we’re not very good with technology,” going to be your response?

If not, that’s good!

But, keep reading anyway because we’ll share how to avoid facing this issue with your team in the future.

If you do believe you’re “not very good at technology,” we’re going to share why that must not prevent you from using a real-time communications software solution.

Ready?

We can all agree.

Your customers are the most crucial part of your job.

At the end of the day, your goal is to offer a safe, enjoyable, and pleasant experience for customers.

It doesn’t matter what ‘stuff’ is involved – everything comes back to the people on your property.

Agree?

It requires a proactive operation to keep customers happy while keeping your operation running efficiently.

But, how do you become proactive?

We know it’s easier said than done.

Most of the time you have too much on your plate to get a handle on things.

Here’s a hint: you can’t do it all alone.

Yes, you have your professional and expertly trained staff. But, they are human, and other things become their priority.

It’s a good thing request tracking software exists to augment your team’s ability to manage customer requests.

Did we mention it’s your #1 solution?

Let’s check it out!

It’s 9:00 AM and you've been on your property since 6:30 AM.

Today’s tasks are already taking a toll on you mentally and physically.

You’re tired and stressed out.

Now, you’re shifting your focus to delivering a break-even customer experience.

Wait, break even?

Yes, you’re working tirelessly for the hope that nothing goes wrong.

That nothing happens your customers will notice.

That’d be a good day for you.

That’s not what we like to hear.

We understand that delivering an extraordinary customer experience might not always be at the top of your list.

We get it; you are overwhelmed with all of your responsibilities.

But, here’s the thing – your customers keep your lights on and doors open.

Customer experience should always be your #1 priority.

Today, we want to help you improve your capabilities, so you can focus on your customers before anything else.

Your number one goal is to enhance your customers’ experiences.

Do you agree?

They come to your property and expect to be treated well.

But, you want to exceed their expectations too. It’s in your blood.

You don’t want to settle or be complacent.

You want people to leave your property excited to come back for another round. You want them to want more.

You want them to remember the memories they’ve created here.

But, are you doing everything it takes? Yes, everything.

You’ve invested in important training and team building days for your employees.

You go to all the annual conferences in your industry to advance your knowledge as a proactive leader.

Everyone on your staff is world class.

All the issues and incidents taking place on your property are managed expertly. But, that’s still not enough.

Are you paying attention to the small things? We mean this in the literal sense.

You know:

A customer’s wallet or purse, an umbrella or coat – the possessions that mean something to your customers.

It’s the stuff they feel they can’t and don’t want to live without.

Do you have lost and found software deployed for your property to mitigate this?

If not, let’s change that for the best.

Do you invest a lot of time teaching your staff?

Now, do you invest enough time training them on how to communicate effectively with your customers?

With so many things going on at your property and the possibility of turnover, you’re challenged with ensuring that staff properly interacts with customers.

We know this is difficult.

If they underperform, it affects every area of your operation, which ultimately affects the whole organization.

To be frank: If your team fails to execute, then the entire property is a failure.

How do you solve this customer service puzzle?

You have workers from all walks of life, with different skill sets and training experiences.