‘Most managers are struggling to navigate the impact Covid-19 is having on their organizations, but how the pandemic is affecting different parts of the enterprise varies dramatically from one department to the next.‘ BARE shares an article by Matthew DixonTed McKenna, and Gerardo de la O for Harvard Business Review on how to support your customer service team, and subsequently your customers, through the coronavirus crises

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‘Hotels and vacation rentals may seem the same since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. They aren’t. New cleaning procedures and guest restrictions are in effect. But what are the new rules for hotels and vacation rental stays after the pandemic?’ BARE shares an article by Christoper Elliott for Forbes with new guidelines in the hospitality industry.

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What are some thoughts you may have if you had to stay at a hotel during COVID? Is your room thoroughly cleaned? Are employees taking the proper precautions? Linda, our Global Director of Client Services, shares her discoveries during an unexpected hotel stay.

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Rounding up the team for an annual meeting resulted all of us staying in a nearby large branded hotel, no room sharing or AirBNBs possible. The team ranged from High to Low Risk, all non-symptomatic, which resulted in guests with a range of expectations.

We wondered: how often do exceptional moments occur to make the experience memorable even when face coverings and barriers were in place?

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‘How much of consumers’ new online beauty shopping habits will stick when stores reopen? How should beauty retailers react?’ BARE shares an article by Richard Kestenbaum for Forbes with new trends and innovations in the beauty retail industry.

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‘Much has been written about customer service through the years, but the events of the past few months have changed the conversation in a big way. The rise in on-line buying has created new questions about how to build customer loyalty with someone you never actually meet.’ BARE shares an article by Jill Griffin for Forbes on how customers determine value.

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‘With an unprecedented amount of time spent in their domestic spaces, Americans also began shopping to redecorate them.’ BARE shares an article by Elizabeth Fazzare for Forbes with data on rising home and design shopping trends.

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‘Even in the midst of a global pandemic, there is one thing that’s for sure: people still want to be treated well. This concept is at the core of customer experience—the simple idea of people wanting to feel seen, known, and appreciated by the companies they’re buying from.’ BARE shares an article by Daniel Newman for Forbes on how ‘CX will be the key brand differentiator by the end of 2020 – even more than price or product quality.’

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‘Customers who once wandered the aisles of stores now place orders online. Employees keep their distance from customers instead of greeting them personally.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes about how retailers are adapting with curbside pickup in order to serve customers and keep their businesses afloat.

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We all have days where we lack motivation, and you’re not alone. It happens. Even the most positive and productive people have days like this. Michelle, a BARE Quality Control Executive, shares a few ‘survival strategies’ for staying mentally healthy amidst the lockdown. Read more