371-Complaints That Work
In the people business, there will be times when customers/coworkers/partners/etc will voice their dissatisfaction with how they perceive a situation to be. The manner in which they voice that complaint will vary. Sometimes it may be calm and to the point. Often, it may be shrouded in emotion and include a lot of additional commentary that may or may not be related to the issue at hand. The trick to help get these situations from a ‘problem’ orientation to a ‘solution’ orientation (hopefully, there is a P=S (Don't discuss problems without proposing a solution) policy in place) is learning how to hear when there is a proposed solution that is workable embedded in the complaint. Today, Clint offers some ideas on how to deal with these complaints which will often come packaged in ways you would not prefer, but must be dealt with nonetheless.