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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 Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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