Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Training that Sticks: 4 Simple Steps to Achieving Great ROI

Training that Sticks: 4 Simple Steps to Achieving Great ROI   Leaders often tell me that their customer service training didn’t work. What they mean is that it didn’t result in improving patient satisfaction scores. This is the typical indicator used for ...

Training Alone Won’t Fix a Dysfunctional Culture

Posted by Kristin Baird It’s not uncommon for us to get requests to do organization-wide training to fix service issues. It would be easy for us to march in and do the requested training and head home. We wouldn’t do anyone ...

Coaching or Training?

Posted by Kristin Baird This morning I had a discussion with one of my clients about accountability. Like many leaders, she finds that holding others accountable is one of the most difficult aspects of her work. During our conversation, she shared that ...

Lessons on Service Recovery From an Irate Customer

Posted by Kristin Baird We all have those experiences as consumers when things don’t go as expected. We might be disappointed in a meal at a restaurant, or wait longer than expected in line or in the waiting room. But then ...

4 Steps to Make Training Stick

Posted by Kristin Baird https://youtu.be/mYHYe_cf6DM Training is more than a one-and-done approach. To make your training stick, you need to follow a 4-step process: pre-work, training, coaching and finally, reinforcement. Coach, Mentor & Model Service BehaviorsTrain, Retain & SustainService Recovery Is More Than a CouponTraining is ...

Coach, Mentor & Model Service Behaviors

Posted by Kristin Baird It’s not unusual for us to hear that past training efforts just didn’t stick. When we drill down to learn what had been done in the past and how it was delivered, we’re never surprised to hear ...

Don’t Assume – Validate

Posted by Kristin Baird Setting standards and training for service behaviors are essential to creating and sustaining a human-centered culture.  The problem is that you can’t train and then assume everyone is living up to the expectations. Big mistake. It’s not what ...

3 Pitfalls to Service Recovery

Posted by Kristin Baird https://youtu.be/BRx3w4Ov9X4 Service recovery is an essential in improving the patient experience. When people think of service recovery, it’s common to immediately recall the most difficult situations. For example, the caller who yelled profanities about his bill, the family ...