Turn A Negative Into A Positive

Head in The Sand

Many organizations miss a golden opportunity to turn a negative in to a positive when they discount, minimize or ignore the value that customer complaints can add to decision making. Early customer expressions of dissatisfaction can serve as a warning system that alerts decision makers of the need to make changes to their product, brand or delivery systems.

The tendency is for organizations to put their head in the sand and hope that customer dissatisfaction and the negative word of mouth it creates will somehow disappear on its own. Customers who have taken the time and effort to let you know that something may be wrong should be embraced and serve as inputs to a continuous improvement program.

Acknowledge them and use their feedback to make changes. And be sure you tell them you did. They could become your staunchest advocates.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s