Nothing is 100%. Things fail, products break, even very important services go dark from time to time. A Customer who expects and demands perfection is certain to be disappointed pretty often, and in fact is being somewhat unreasonable, if you ask me.
With this understood and its obvious importance, then, why is Customer Support so often the place where CX takes the hardest hit? Surely some Customers are emotional or freaking out when something doesn’t go right. But for the most part, people understand that accidents happen and we live in an imperfect world. As upset as a Customer may be, when they call in needing support, they’re likely entering with a good degree of generosity and goodwill, even if tinged a bit by anxiety. So why do so many brands squander that? (more…)