Category Archives: Management

Courteous passport control officer at Arlanda airport…….someone inform Manchester airport passport control staff that this is how it should be done

  Last year I wrote a blog about the standard of customer service at the “passport control” desks at Manchester Airport and complained about the surly, unwelcoming response I got from the person who I handed my passport to with … Continue reading

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Lloyds Bank…………how about some customer service!

  Yesterday I went into Lloyds Bank in Huddersfield to pay in a cheque I had recently received. They recently had a refurbishment of the bank and there are now one or at most two cashiers dealing with customers with … Continue reading

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Boss v Leader, oh, and there is Apple!

  I came across the above on Linkedin and it conforms to the current thinking on what makes a good leader. I think we are being invited to view the second column as the desirable “skills and personal qualities” for … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement….something missing?

Some radical new research shows what creates “employee engagement” (don’t worry, this is the latest fad amongst management thinkers) in the workforce. Most of the above I would suggest is blindingly obvious, but then why do so many organisations and … Continue reading

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Kirklees Council Refuse Collection Department………..a pat on the back!

Here is Huddersfield we have out food waste bins collected every two weeks by the local authority refuse collection department (or bin men as we called them in the old days). For the last several days the small cobbled street … Continue reading

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It’s all about standards………

I came across this recently and I thought I must get a couple of these, one for me and one for my friend and colleague Mike, as we seem to spend many hours complaining about the lack of customer service … Continue reading

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Motivational bullshit……………………….

Very occasionally you come across something that stops you in your tracks and makes you howl with laughter, because it sums up beautifully your own thoughts on the topic. I have read so much bullshit over the years about motivation, … Continue reading

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HSBC – restructure to ensure quality of service to customers reduced!

HSBC is poised to cut between 22,000 and 25,000 jobs – nearly 10pc of the bank’s 266,000 workforce – as it attempts to cut costs by up to $5bn over the next two years. As many as 8,000 of those … Continue reading

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TESCO………….listen to your customers!!!!!

Tesco has suffered the biggest loss in high street history and the sixth worst loss for any UK company as the true scale of years of mismanagement was laid bare. Its chief executive, Dave Lewis, attempted to shock the supermarket’s heart … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day…………..and Britain lags behind in gender equality!

BRITISH businesses have been given a call to arms after it emerged today that they lag behind Eastern European countries for gender equality. Research has revealed UK businesses lag behind Eastern European firms for gender equality Experts have discovered that seven … Continue reading

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