10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: General Presentation
Knowledge Level: 100 level
You need to understand what you deliver, what the team delivers and where you’re responsibility ends. When you and your team have the ability to tell the customer what you Know as opposed to telling them what you don’t, you will begin to demonstrate your knowledge and skill that defines the professionalism of you and your team. When delivering the message and the information, maintaining a positive attitude and not shift to a negative or demeaning posture with the customer is the first step in successful communication.
You must also realize what your limitations are. This includes technical knowledge as well as the limits of your authority. Rely on your supervisors, managers, and senior management to assist in the relaying of information and reinforcing the standards. There are some basic responses that can be used when responding. By inserting the positive results, even if they are not exactly what the requestor wants, the reaction can be minimized and the customer should recognize that there is an attempt to help resolve their issue.
Scott Offermann, CFM, MBIFM, CEM
Cushman & Wakefield
Global Operations Manager