This service excellence training hunt was made jointly between myself and site visitor Linda Fechner. She was looking for help to create a workplace scavenger hunt that focused on customer service excellence. The following activity is a product of our joint brainstorming.
Linda did this scavenger hunt over the course of one month. She emailed the clue to her co-workers each day, five days a week, for the entire month. She gave them each a blank answer sheet for the month to jot down the word of the day. At the end, she gave them the final correct answer sheet so they could have a re-cap of "Customer Service Excellence Month." The pdf files which she created for her co-workers...including a service-oriented word search...are added below the hunt. Enjoy!
Helpful Tip: Consider including inspirational quotes with each clue of the day to motivate and inspire your workplace.
S = SMILE
Greet everyone you meet today with a "_____". (Try it daily, it makes me feel really good!)
E = ENVELOPE
Put in a note to a fellow employee and tell them something positive.
R = RULER
How do you measure up? Write down a "service excellence" goal for the month. Give yourself an inch, but hopefully you'll go more than a foot.
V = VOUCHER
Give a co-worker a "_____" the can redeem at any time. Make it something they would value, but not necessarily for a monetary amount.
I = ICE
Be the "___", step in and cool down an escalated situation. Or put in a positive thought instead of a negative one.
C = CAPTURE
"____" a memory of service in action, or make your own acknowledgement and include a co-worker.
E = EYE
Have a keen watch for service in action and compliment that person on it!
E = EXERCISE
Take care of yourself today so you can serve others. Take 20 minutes and workout. Do it to music that makes you feel good.
X = EXTRA DAY
GIVE ME YOUR WORD FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE...What is the best way to implement this in our daily work habits?
C = CALL
Talk to your mentor (use the phone), or someone you admire, and thank them for being a role model.
E = ERASE
Forgive and forget frustrations with others. CTRL-ALT-DEL them from your memory.
L = LEND
"____" a hand to someone, before they ask for help.
L = LUNCH
Spend time with a co-worker over a meal. Get to know someone better. Share a funny story. Laugh together.
E = EAR
Make it a point to be a good listener today.
N = NAME
Make it personal, speak to someone and call them by their "____".
C = COIN
Pay it forward. One good deed deserves another. Think of each deed as "change" in the bank.
E = ETIQUETTE
When you use the phone today, make sure you "manners" show in your voice.
H = HELP
Ask someone to do something for you to make your day easier; or have them work with you to complete a tough project. Better yet, offer to do something for someone else!
U = UNITE
Make everyone feel a part of the team, do things together.
N = NUT
Have some fun, be a "___", laugh and enjoy the fun things!
T = TIP
Give a "hint" about what service excellence can do for your attitude, how you are seen by your co-workers or how you feel about your job...so others can feel just as good as you do!
This service excellence training scavenger hunt is a great team building activity to develop positive rapport among employees. This will then trickle down to promote customer service excellence in the workplace. Have fun with this month-long word scavenger hunt!
Click on the thumbnails below to view the service excellence training scavenger hunt Linda created and the service excellence training wordsearch.
Thank you again to Linda for all your hard work and creativity.