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Read business author Bob Sutton’s post about United Airlines losing his friend’s 10-year-old child. Then read the comments on the post. And then read the friend’s original complaint letter to United Airlines. See if your blood doesn’t boil.

(Read here)

It’s a great lesson in exactly how noxious a company culture can get. (Not to mention a lesson in how social media can amplify instances of bad customer service.)

United is clearly in a place where you don’t want to be as a company.

  • Crushed by market forces
  • Apathetic employees
  • Confused management
  • Distrustful customers

Steer clear, if you can.

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How Noxious Can a Company Culture Get?

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How Noxious Can a Company Culture Get?

Read business author Bob Sutton’s post about United Airlines losing his friend’s 10-year-old child. Then read the comments on the post. And then read the friend’s original complaint letter to United Airlines. See if your blood doesn’t boil.

(Read here)

It’s a great lesson in exactly how noxious a company culture can get. (Not to mention a lesson in how social media can amplify instances of bad customer service.)

United is clearly in a place where you don’t want to be as a company.

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  • Crushed by market forces
  • Apathetic employees
  • Confused management
  • Distrustful customers

Steer clear, if you can.

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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