Customer Service Strategy

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Today, many organizations are faced with significant challenges in the area of customer service and service delivery, both internally and externally. The constant change in demographics coupled with high customer expectations is making organizations rethink their customer service strategies. As a result, the Township of Ramara needs to reflect and adapt to these changes in expectations to ensure that they are providing residents with efficient and reliable services that are offered both online and in person.

At the January 18th, 2021 meeting, the 2021 Strategic Priorities were presented to Council. One of these priorities was to develop a Customer Service Strategy, with service standards, that would help redefine how customer service is delivered both internally and externally in Ramara. This strategy will consist of four phases:

  1. Current State
  2. Development
  3. Draft Strategy to Final Strategy
  4. Implementation.

Current State Phase (Here Now)

The Current State phase will investigate the current state of customer service and how it is delivered today. This will be done by surveying internal staff, council and the community and creating department profiles that will highlight the services they offer, how they do it and processes they follow.

Don't forget to fill out the survey below. This is YOUR chance to provide insight on current customer service that YOU receive from the Township, insight on the quality of community engagement and communications and insight on the level of service that is important to YOU!



The Development Phase

The Development phase will explore the following:

  1. Understanding the current state; including examining organizational gaps, strengths, weaknesses, future technology, etc.
  2. Creating a framework and guiding principles that align with our strategic direction.
  3. Work with current and past administrative/customer care staff to map out processes that will help create leaner processes and optimize customer service practices.
  4. Create service standards.
  5. Identify opportunities for customer service improvements.
  6. Identify, develop or amend policies and procedures related to customer service.

Next Steps

After the Development phase, a draft version of the Customer Service Strategy will be created and sent to Council for Council feedback and recommendations. Once a final Customer Service Strategy is developed, the implementation phase will commence. The implementation phase will go through various 'quick wins' and future plans that will help support our customer service culture with a roadmap that identifies customer service improvements.

Today, many organizations are faced with significant challenges in the area of customer service and service delivery, both internally and externally. The constant change in demographics coupled with high customer expectations is making organizations rethink their customer service strategies. As a result, the Township of Ramara needs to reflect and adapt to these changes in expectations to ensure that they are providing residents with efficient and reliable services that are offered both online and in person.

At the January 18th, 2021 meeting, the 2021 Strategic Priorities were presented to Council. One of these priorities was to develop a Customer Service Strategy, with service standards, that would help redefine how customer service is delivered both internally and externally in Ramara. This strategy will consist of four phases:

  1. Current State
  2. Development
  3. Draft Strategy to Final Strategy
  4. Implementation.

Current State Phase (Here Now)

The Current State phase will investigate the current state of customer service and how it is delivered today. This will be done by surveying internal staff, council and the community and creating department profiles that will highlight the services they offer, how they do it and processes they follow.

Don't forget to fill out the survey below. This is YOUR chance to provide insight on current customer service that YOU receive from the Township, insight on the quality of community engagement and communications and insight on the level of service that is important to YOU!



The Development Phase

The Development phase will explore the following:

  1. Understanding the current state; including examining organizational gaps, strengths, weaknesses, future technology, etc.
  2. Creating a framework and guiding principles that align with our strategic direction.
  3. Work with current and past administrative/customer care staff to map out processes that will help create leaner processes and optimize customer service practices.
  4. Create service standards.
  5. Identify opportunities for customer service improvements.
  6. Identify, develop or amend policies and procedures related to customer service.

Next Steps

After the Development phase, a draft version of the Customer Service Strategy will be created and sent to Council for Council feedback and recommendations. Once a final Customer Service Strategy is developed, the implementation phase will commence. The implementation phase will go through various 'quick wins' and future plans that will help support our customer service culture with a roadmap that identifies customer service improvements.

  • We want to HEAR from YOU! The Township of Ramara is conducting a Customer Service review, and we want to know how we are doing and what programs and/or services are important to YOU!  Fill out the survey and be entered to win 1 of 3 $50.00 gift certificates to a local business of YOUR choice. The survey is open from May 10th to June 30th, 2021.


    Do you know someone who can't access this survey online?  A hard copy of the survey can be accessed through our Ramara Public Library (at both the Ramara Centre and Brechin locations) and Ramara's Recreation department. If you are picking up a book or a Rec kit, ask for a hard copy of the survey.  Also, residents can request a hard copy by emailing info@ramara.ca

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