Category Archives: Go FIRST!

WOWplace people acknowledge first, smile first, speak first – encourage human interaction and respect in the workplace!

Gratitude Begins in the Home (Office)

As we gather around the dinner table at this time of Thanksgiving, it is customary for family members to take turns describing what we’re most grateful for. We thank friends and loved ones for their love and support throughout the year. … Continue reading

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Homeless Shelter Cafeteria is Turned Into a 5-Star Restaurant!

WOW… take a look at what happened when, through donations of time, talent and a relatively small amount of money, the cafeteria in this homeless shelter was turned into a 5-star restaurant! (If you’re viewing this post in an e-mail … Continue reading

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Want to give WOW Service? Don’t Make Customers Work for It!

I went out for lunch one day and saw a menu item I liked that contained three different types of salads. I loved two of them, but wasn’t crazy about the third and asked the server if I could substitute … Continue reading

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Want Higher Employee Engagement? Use the WOWplace Rules Success Model!

Many organizations want to create WOW experiences. But if you attract customers and employees with big, flashy WOWs (cool products and services, fun ways of using them), don’t forget to also get the basics right – customer service, high employee engagement, taking ownership … Continue reading

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Organizational Justice and Its Role in Motivating Associates

Having a problem motivating your associates and co-workers to do what needs to be done? Or to ask for clarification on tasks, rather than guessing or assuming they know what you want… and then doing it wrong? In order to … Continue reading

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To Serve Clients Properly, Sometimes You Have to Rock the Boat

Administrative Professionals and other service-based representatives are taught to always “smooth things over” and make problems go away.  They are the problem-solvers, the ones to whom responsibility often falls for getting things done, especially in the face of obstacles. However, … Continue reading

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Harsh Words Have Lasting Impact… So Do Positive Ones

Whether we’re in a business environment, a community arena, or in our own families, harsh words have a lasting impact on everyone who receives them. Just remember this: Feedback can be given in positive, constructive ways. Mistakes will be made. Don’t … Continue reading

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Are You Missing Opportunities to WOW?

My husband Bruce recently had to paint our new fence. So, he borrowed a friend’s paint sprayer, went to the DIY hardware store to buy paint, then tried to pour the paint into the narrow opening for the sprayer… getting paint … Continue reading

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Go First!

When it comes to serving others, and especially when it comes to showing respect, always be sure to GO FIRST. Continue reading

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