Customer Expectations

Assignment:Putting money aside, rank the following methods of customer feedback 1 – 8 (one being the best# that you feel you would gain the most value from as a small, independent restaurant.#The methods you choose and how you use them depend on what type of feedback that you want from customers)1) EmployeesRanking #: ________Your employees are usually the people who interact the most with your customers. Ask them about the level of customer service that customers are asking for. Ask employees about what the customers complain about.2) Comment CardsRanking #: ________Providing brief, half-page comment cards on which they can answer basic questions such as: Were you satisfied with our customer service? How could we provide the perfect customer service for you today in order to meet your expectations? What could we have done differently in order to exceed your service expectations?3) CompetitionRanking #: ________What is your competition doing in the way of customer service? Ask people who patronize them. Start coaching those around you to notice what’s going on with your competition.4) CustomersRanking #: ________One of the best ways to find out what customers want is to ask them. Talk to them when they visit your facility or you visit theirs.5) Documentation and RecordsRanking #: ________Notice the body language of the customers your staff is servicing. Write down actual things you notice: date, time, service agent, etc. It should be so that you don’t forget, particularly during quality service training sessions…it can be a powerful tool to get a message across.6) Focus GroupsRanking #: ________Focus groups are usually 8-10 people that you gather to get their impressions on the level of quality service you provide.7) Surveys by MailRanking #: ________You might hate answering these things, but plenty of people don’t — and will fill out your surveys especially if they get something in return. Promise them a discount if they return the completed form to your facility.8) Telephone SurveysRanking #: ________Hire summer students or part-time people for a few days every six months to do telephone surveys in your local area.Now, based on your rankings above, briefly describe what method you chose as number 1, and which one you chose as number 8. Why did you rank them the way you did….be specific.Answer each rating rationale in “mini-essay” form, that is, with an introduction, supporting body with references where appropriate and a conclusion for each question.