Yesterday, I was helping a client solve a customer problem. The discussion was going round and round and round but never seemed to move towards a resolution. The discussion was really more like a complaint session and not a problem resolution discussion. As such, the emotions where starting to escalate to a point that might have had no return.
It is possible to get your project back on track and the client happy again. First and most important is that you have to communicate with your client and accept responsibility for the problem resolution process. This doesn’t mean accepting responsibility for the problem, just to the process of resolution.
Here are the key 4 Steps to problem resolution:
- Identify the problem
- Describe the situation
- Discuss the preferred outcome
- Solution /alternative solution