Blend some back stage secrets of Disney with a dose of Eastern philosophy, then mix in a number of strategies than can be immediately applied in the workplace and you have the essence of Monkeys. This book is designed to be a practical tool to helpMoreBlend some back stage secrets of Disney with a dose of Eastern philosophy, then mix in a number of strategies than can be immediately applied in the workplace and you have the essence of Monkeys. This book is designed to be a practical tool to help you analyze the service and products you or your organization provide from the standpoint of being in balance.
How well re you attending to both the art and science needs of your employees and customers? If not taking care of both, you are losing valuable customers and employees. Eleven exercises, that have been adopted be world-class organizations, are included to help you determine:Your individual and organizational strengthsWhere you need to make improvementsSpecific action steps to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.The result is a blueprint to attain and maintain your service and leadership balance!Even Monkeys Fall From Trees is an old Japanese proverb I particularly like.
It means that regardless of how capable or skilled anyone is, sooner or later, we all lose our balance and make mistakes. We know monkeys dont fall from trees, but everyone has seen remarkably capable people and successful companies make mistakes - in other words, fall from their trees.Consider when you, your team or company has fallen from the tree. Were you willing to own up to your own responsibility for making the mistake or not?
If so, pat yourself on the back for taking a key step in remedying in the problem. Unfortunately, some companies and individuals refuse to take responsibility for their failings, preferring to blame the customer or market for their decline in profits or market share.
But thats like blaming the weak branch on the tree for a fall.Monkeys takes the concept of learning from our successes and mistakes - the concept of keeping your balance on the tree -- and applies it to customer service. And, references to customers include not only your external customers, who buy your goods or services, but your internal customers as well, including your co-workers, managers, and subordinates. So, Monkeys addresses the topics leadership and teamwork, as well.Whether you are an executive heading up a company or a front-line employee, reading the book and doing the exercises will help you assess your current approach, so you can identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.