The term Batch Processing originated in the days when users entered programs on bunches of punch cards then handed them to a system operator who would feed them into a computer, thereby executing a series of non-interactive jobs all at one time.
Today, the term Batch Processing has slightly evolved and is used as a human time management technique whereby similar tasks such as writing reports or processing email, are performed as a group, rather than being performed randomly as they occur.
Think about your own to do list. How many items can be completed as a group rather than wasting time switching from one task to the next to the next all day long, interrupting your focused thought and task flow?
Some think of Tommy as a little co-dependent – too, too responsive; too, too anxious to please everybody, anywhere, at the same time, always. If you ask Tommy, however, he simply has just too, too much to do and just doesn’t have enought time to do it in.
Seems like there’s a little bit of Tommy in all of us, don’t you think?
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Good banking customer service is fundamental; especially in today’s business environment. If you’re asking yourself why it’s important to give the best customer service you can, then you might be “missing the boat.” Here are some ideas on why you should and how you can:
Be there for your customers
It is easier and cheaper to retain a customer rather than trying to attract a new one. Customer loyalty and/or retention is not automatic. On the contrary, loyalty needs to be earned.
Lead the way
Giving great customer service whenever a sale or any contact is made, differentiates you from other companies with mediocre customer service thus also creating a substantial competitive advantage. Don’t just rely on customer perception. Offer benefits that are real and tangible by providing products and services that help them appropriately manage their financial lives.
Engage in more effective cross-selling
Don’t be afraid of customer objections. Instead, be prepared to overcome them. Know how to bring up benefits of additional products in a succinct and compelling way.
The right training is key
Ethical selling and cross-selling especially at a New Account Opening along with knowing what to do and how to do it can improve results. For customers it builds trust at the very beginning of a relationship. For you it ensures confidence, job satisfaction and success in meeting and exceeding sales goals.
Setting aside a block of time in which employees are not to be distracted.
Related article Distractable Me: How to get more done in an interruption culture
This isn’t an individual strategy. It’s an agreed upon office practice where everyone sets up how it will be implemented. Minimum rules of thumb for successful time locking policies are:
• Every worker has to time lock for at least one hour a day.
• Supervisors cannot interrupt workers during time lock, and indeed, must pledge to limit their interactions with subordinates in general.
• Everyone gets time lock training, including how to respect it and how to cover for employees while they are in time lock.
• And last, employees receive bonuses for increasing their productivity in time lock.
Work without distractions or interruptions every day. Read The Time Bandit Solution.
By practicing something over and over again, you can create a new memory chip in your brain. You must do the same thing every time you lose focus so that your new memory chip will allow you to relax (unlike our frustrated friend Tommy Wants-to-Please) and visualize yourself successfully completing a task with positive affirmations.
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There are those books that will tell you to “Just Say No!” when your Time Bandits interrupt you. But “Just Say No!” could be very self-destructive. So, to avoid insulting them, how do you get the benefits of “no” without saying “NO!”?
This book will not only tell you what to do, with “executional excellence,” it also explains how. Without all of the “what to do” and “how to do it lessons and skill in this book you will remain forever at the mercy of yor nice, smiing Time Bandits. This book teaches you how to put an end to unwanted, unnecessary and unproductive interruptions that steal your time.
Contest ends on September 30th, 2014
Time Bandits steal your precious time. What are you going to do about it?