Queensland Hotel Quarantine. Our “Customer” experience

Queensland, Australia has managed to remain pretty much free of Covid-19 through the strict enforcement of quarantine for returning citizens. What was it like? Here is our story

In the spirit of storytelling, here is a 5 minute story of our 2 weeks in mandatory hotel quarantine. Thus may not be everyone’s experience but it was ours. The sooner that we can trust technology to enable self isolation, the better.

CRM in Brisbane

A snapshot of CRM in flood stricken Brisbane. A real life example.

Being based in Brisbane, I have been personally affected by the devastating floods that have caused us so much heartache and suffering.
At a time like this, I reflect that I am lucky to have so much and have remained safe whilst others have lost loved ones, priceless possessions and their homes.
The company I now work for is on the journey to becoming truly Customer Centric. I am proud to be helping them on that journey. This was brought home to me during this crisis by the extreme efforts and sacrifices made by some of our team to keep providing “business as usual” service to our customers despite the office being evacuated and being in “Disaster Recovery” mode. We found our customers to be sympathetic but surprised at us going to extra lengths despite our own hardships.
I’m therefore very proud of the spirit and attitude shown by my Technology One colleagues but it does reinforce that becoming Customer Centric does not just mean buying CRM software or adding a few lines to a Mission Statement saying “We put our customers first”. It means behaving and developing an attitude or mindset whereby Customers really are your primary consideration. Things are considered from a customers viewpoint rather than from an internalised view. Whilst I realise that our company is on a journey and still has a way to go, how people behave in a crisis is a good measure or yardstick of where we are. I believe we have come a long way.
Finally, the overall feeling I have is one of pride in my fellow Queenslanders who have shown true grit and resolve throughout this ordeal. I only hope that anyone reading this blog does not have to endure the misery being experienced across an area the size of Texas.
Appreciate what you have and reward those who go the extra mile with your loyalty.
Please help the Queensland Flood Relief Fund. Thank you.