Sharpening Customer Focus: The Power Of A Market-Oriented Culture
Companies that excel in overall performance do something else about customer focus differently, too. They make sure that a commitment to customer service doesn't stop with senior leaders - or even with customer-facing employees. Leaders of top-notch firms create customer-focused cultures that suffuse their organizations, reaching from sales professionals with daily customer contact to production-line employees who may never have a conversation with a consumer but whose efforts are just as vital to company success. Nearly seven out of 10 high-performing organizations say they work to build such a power culture.