22 Jun 2022

How often have you stopped to consider equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in public transport? Did you know that in the 1960s people of colour weren’t allowed to drive buses? And as recently as the 1990s, buses and trains weren’t accessible to people with disabilities? In this article, we…

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20 May 2022

What are the skills and characteristics of a fantastic customer service employee? What does it take to survive and thrive in the role? It’s certainly not an easy gig – dealing with an increasingly demanding public, day in, day out. But it’s a role that’s valuable and highly rewarding…

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14 Apr 2022

If you’re looking to create a great experience for your customers, it’s well worth looking at the principles laid out in Matt Watkinson’s bestseller The Ten Principles Behind Geat Customer Experiences. Watkinson states that if you want to create a great customer experience, you need to: Reflect the customer’s…

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25 Mar 2022

If you want to change your life, you have to change your behaviour. And if you want to change the culture of your organisation, you have to change the behaviour of your employees. But how do you create the right conditions for the right behaviours to thrive and survive?…

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21 Feb 2022

We’re all obsessed with changing behaviour. Whether it’s at a personal, individual level (e.g. making a New Year’s resolution stick) or at an organisational level (encouraging the right behaviours in our employees).  Changing behaviour is all about changing habits, according to James Clear, author of bestselling book ‘Atomic Habits‘. …

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08 Sep 2021

During the first coronavirus lockdown last year, the government spent millions telling people not to use public transport. Understandably, people stayed home and stopped travelling on our buses and trains.  Now, as we emerge from the restrictions brought about by Covid-19, how do we undo this message? How do…

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09 Aug 2021

Even before we knew what a ‘lockdown’ was, people were talking about loneliness. In 2019, before the world was hit by the global pandemic, there were reports of a loneliness epidemic. In 2019, almost half of adults surveyed by YouGov reported feeling lonely at least a few times a…

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03 Aug 2021

When you think of sales or selling, what’s the first word that comes to mind? Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human, surveyed a bunch of people to find out. And the emotional response was overwhelmingly negative. Words like ‘pushy’, ‘smarmy’, ‘aggressive’, ‘ugh’ and ‘yuck’ featured heavily. This…

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07 May 2021

 Organisations that elevate the human experience will be better positioned to create more meaningful connections, foster loyalty, and drive growth. – Deloitte There’s never been a more critical time for organisations to focus on human connection. In this era of turbulence and uncertainty, organisations must step up to the…

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16 Jan 2021

“To truly facilitate learning for others, trainers must understand their learners.” – Elaine Biech, The Art & Science of Training When it comes to training, having a firm grasp of the subject matter is essential. But you can’t effectively impart knowledge without understanding who your learners are and what…

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