The QLess Blog

How to be the Government Office that Gets it Done

Apr 11 By Amy Deavoll | Categories: Government

Deserved or not, if there’s anything synonymous with horrible customer service, it’s the Department of Motor Vehicles (or really any government office). People complain about interminable waiting times, poor communications and instructions, endless bureaucracy in getting the most routine tasks accomplished, and uncaring or downright rude workers. But the worst part is that society seems resigned to the notion that it won’t change, because it needn’t; there’s zero competition and there’s even less incentive for workers to go over and above.

But is there hope for improvement? And how?

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How Long Wait Times Affect The Bottom Line

Mar 28 By Amy Deavoll | Categories: Insights

Three universal truths for humanity:

1.  No one likes paying taxes
2.  No one likes going to the dentist
3.  And no one – nobody – likes waiting in line

Now, the first you have to do for the good of society and to avoid going to jail. The second you should do for the sake of good health. But the third…well, the third one, no one wants to do, and quite often they won’t. When people walk in to a retail business and see a long line, they often march right back out – taking their dollars, their loyalty, and their business with them.

The reality is that long lines kill business.

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7 Reasons It's the End of Apple as We Know It

Mar 13 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Insights, Retail

Apple hit a new market cap record this month. Valued at over 732 billion dollars, it's the most valuable company in the known universe. So you'd be forgiven for thinking the future of Apple is bright. But unless big changes are made, Apple's past will shine brighter than its future. 

Look, I'm no anti-Apple boy. I am writing this on a MacBook Air, while my iPhone 7 sits nearby. I lost too many iPads to keep track of, and frankly haven't bothered to replace the last one. I've even been paid by Apple.

Yet the signs are all too clear that Apple is no longer the innovation powerhouse and meticulous perfectionist it was under Steve Jobs.

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