BUSN 258 Customer Relations Complete Course and Final Exam

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BUSN 258 Customer Relations

 

Week 1


Week 1 DQ 1: Developing Customer Service Attitudes and Values 

Customer Service – Impact (Graded)

You have all experienced good and bad customer service. Tell us about a good experience and a bad experience. How did you react to the experience? What did these experiences tell you about the company?

 

Week 1 DQ 2: Developing Customer Service Attitudes and Values 

Building Relationships (Graded)

Many companies have tried to build relationships with you from sending you emails to asking you to join their Twitter account. Building relationships with customers is important for business. What works for companies in building relationships? How would you go about building relationships?

Week 1 Assignment:

What major corporations that you’ve heard of seem to be doing the best job of building customer loyalty? In what ways do they attempt to build long-term relationships with customers?

 

Week 2


Week 2 DQ 1: Building Customer Loyalty

 Selling (Graded)

How do you feel about being sold to or managed? What techniques do sales people use that irk you? What techniques really resonate with you?

 

Week 2 DQ 2: Building Customer Loyalty

 Listening (Graded)

What’s the difference between hearing and listening? Do you prefer email, voice mail, texting, or talking to a live person? Are things changing?

Week 2 Assignments:

  • What are some factors (patterns of behavior) that project a company’s culture? List several examples from organizations you work in.
  • BUSN 258 Week 2 You Decide: Scenario Analysis Customer Relations

 

Week 3


Week 3 DQ 1: Communicating with Others

Customer Contact (Graded)

Given the number of choices we have for customer contact: personal, phone, email, web, chat, and writing letters (yes, we still write letters) which method do you prefer and why? Which do you think is most effective, efficient? Why?

 

Week 3 DQ 2: Communicating with Others

 The Web (Graded)

How experienced are you with the Internet? How easy or difficult do you find navigating the web? What are your successes and frustrations navigating the web from a customer relations perspective?

 

Week 3 Assignment Case Study:

BUSN 258 Week 3 Case Study; Macy s Customer Service

 

Week 4


Week 4 DQ 1: Identifying Customer Issues of Satisfaction

& Dissatisfaction The Unreasonable Customer (Graded)

Have you ever been an unreasonable customer? Have you ever been wrong as a customer? Share an example. Do you view it as your prerogative to be unreasonable as a customer? How so?

 

Week 4 DQ 2: Identifying Customer Issues of Satisfaction

& Dissatisfaction Trends (Graded)

We talked about customer relations being about the little things. Now we are looking at trends. Can you reconcile the little things with the trends in customer relations? To help get started, identify and discuss several 'little things' and trends in customer relations.

 

Week 4 Assignment:

What little things pushed you out of the zone of indifference into the dissatisfied range? Be as specific as possible and remember that often dissatisfaction comes from a series of truly small, almost insignificant turnoffs.

 

Week 4 Midterm Exam (3 Sets)

Multiple Choice

  1. (TCO 1) Excellent organizations are:
  2. (TCO 2) The Gallup organization studied the impact of customer ________ on long-term customer loyalty and profitability.
  3. (TCO 9) You can gain loyal online customers through a lack of competition if:
  4. (TCO 10) Customer dissatisfaction with a firm’s phone call handling stems from:
  5. (TCO 3) A smile originates in the:
  6. (TCO 4) What percent of shopping decisions are made at the point of purchase?
  7. (TCO 1) A business will lose 10—30% of its customers in what time frame?
  8. (TCO 8) Behavior is:
  9. (TCO 6) Which of the following reasons is NOT a reason for not seeking clarification in a conversation?
  10. (TCO 7) Which of the following suggestions is NOT part of the minimum requirements for listening?
  11. (TCO 8) To end a call:
  12. (TCO 7) When it comes to listening versus speaking:
  13. (TCO 6) Changing channels does NOT stem from:
  14. (TCO 6) Calling yourself Mr. or Ms. may give the impression that you are:
  15. (TCO 13) Many customers get their first impression of your company from:
  16. (TCO 13) Customers expect a page to load in less than:
  17. (TCO 13) Click-path refers to
  18. (TCO 6) The first step in handling an upset caller is to ________.

Essay Type

  1. (TCO 1, 4) Define what the word “customer” means in the context of this chapter and discuss the two different kinds of customers that every business has.
  2. (TCO 7, 8) What are the three “I”s of eye communication, and how do you see each used in a typical face-to-face sales encounter?
  3. (TCO 8) What is meant by appropriate dress and grooming for the workplace?

 

Midterm Exam Set 2


Midterm Exam Set 3


 

Week 5


Week 5 DQ 1: Customer Feedback and Recovery

 Customer Feedback (Graded)

Have you had any experience receiving feedback? Was it a good experience? What made it a positive or negative experience? In customer relations feedback is inevitable. How are you going to react to negative feedback? What would be your first reaction? Why?

 

Week 5: Customer Feedback and Recovery

 Customer Recovery (Graded)

There are a group of customers who go from one company to another. They are hard to please. Should we bother? Would we be better off trying to please our loyal customers rather than chase unhappy ex-customers? Which way do you lean? Why?

 

Week 5 Assignments:

  • How can organizations become more open to feedback? What kinds of employee training would help? What would you tell your employees about feedback importance if you were the boss?
  • BUSN 258 Week 5 You Decide: Scenario Analysis - Customer Relations

 

Week 6

 

Week 6 DQ 1: Dealing with Customer Expectations

 Customer Expectations (Graded)

Can we increase the customer’s perception of value without actually adding value? How would you increase the perception of value without actually increasing value? Why would you do this? What are the pros and cons of perceptions?

 

Week 6 DQ 2: Dealing with Customer Expectations

  Customer Loyalty (Graded)

Is there any truth to the concept of customer loyalty? Are you loyal to certain companies? What does a company do that captures your loyalty? What might a company do that would shake that loyalty?

 

Week 6 Assignments:

BUSN 258 Week 6 Case Study; LL Bean & AT&T

 

Week 7


Week 7 DQ 1: Managing Employees to Give Great

Customer Service Emotional Labor (Graded)

Have you had a job where you dealt with customers? To what extent did the job involve emotional labor? Did you find the job stressful? How did you deal with the stress?

 

Week 7 DQ 2: Managing Employees to Give Great

Customer Service  Employee Empowerment (Graded)

Have you ever had a job in the past where you felt empowered? What did it mean to you to be empowered? What can a company do to empower employees?

 

Week 7 Assignments:

  • Which of the two general causes of stress, worker characteristics and working conditions, is the most significant in your job? How can you control or manage it?
  • BUSN 258 You Decide: Scenario Analysis - Customer Relations

 

Week 8 Final Exam (2 Sets)

Multiple Choice

  1. (TCO 1) The best way to win customer loyalty is to: 
  2. (TCO 2) Which of the following problems is NOT listed as a people turnoff? Points 
  3. (TCO 3) Small companies can compete against larger ones if they offer: 
  4. (TCO 4) Which of the following is NOT an example of something a company can do to enhance extrinsic value? 
  5. (TCO 5) Companies cannot wait years for their customers to see long-term value, so they should: 
  6. (TCO 4) Smart companies connect with their customers through: 
  7. (TCO 5) Intrinsic value arises from:  
  8. (TCO 5) Communication efficiency is: 
  9. (TCO 5) Customer convenience stems from: 
  10. (TCO 4) How long do Americans want to spend preparing a meal? Points 
  11. (TCO 9) To avoid requiring customers to do repetitive tasks: 
  12. (TCO 8) A company's culture is made up of: 
  13. (TCO 8) Many customers get their first impression of your company from:  
  14. (TCO 9) Calling yourself Mr. or Ms. may give the impression that: 
  15. (TCO 8) Which employees do most customers associate with a company?  
  16. (TCO 10) The three-step process for acting on complaints does NOT include:  
  17. (TCO 10) What percent of customers whose complaints are dealt with report a willingness to do business with a company again? 
  18. (TCO 10) Feedback is a form of: 
  19. (TCO 10) A quick response to a customer's problem should convey: 
  20. (TCO 11) When it comes to listening versus speaking: 
  21. (TCO 12) A good strategy with an angry customer is:  
  22. (TCO 6) Which of the following behaviors is NOT characteristic of aggressive people? 
  23. (TCO 11) Abrasiveness refers to: 
  24. (TCO 13) In the NPS formula, the P stands for: 
  25. (TCO 13) Market share refers to: 

Essay Type

  1. (TCO 1, 2) Define and explain the NPS formula and how it applies to customer satisfaction.  
  2. (TCO 4,5) Explain the concept of goodness of product fit.
  3. (TCO 6,7) Describe the two personalities a customer will encounter when doing business with an organization,and provide examples of each from your own experience.25 of 25
  4. (TCO 8, 9) Describe at least three techniques that companies can use to successfully engage their customers. What are your recommendations for improving a company's ability to engage their customers? 
  5. (TCO 13) Describe the difference between customer share and market share. Explain which concept is more important.

  

 Final Exam Set 2

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