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Ms. Rogers

Margaret Rogers

Vice President, Pariveda Solutions

Margaret Rogers is a vice president at Pariveda Solutions, a consulting firm driven to create innovative,growth-oriented, and people-first solutions. With more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Rogers enjoys empowering organizations with impactful and sustainable transformation to realize their full potential.

 Prior to joining Pariveda Solutions, Ms. Rogers worked as a senior director of engagement and digital strategy for multimillion-dollar clients within the D.C. area. Her projects had a wide range of technologies,which included content management solutions, content strategy, analytics strategy, digital asset management, intranet, and e-commerce. She also began seeding the digital strategy practice that included creating execution roadmaps for infrastructures, products, and digital marketing.

Ms. Rogers is passionate about creating strategies and plans based on primary and secondary research to make smart choices where outcomes can be measured. Her experience spans across industries, including nonprofit,retail, media and telecomm, automotive, gaming, and manufacturing, allowing her to repurpose applications for other industries.

Before working with digital strategy projects, Ms. Rogers was the founder of her own consulting services firm focused on content management systems. She had the opportunity to work with international enterprise implementations that spanned across multiple lines of B2B and B2C businesses.Within that experience, she created frameworks to help guide organizations through content creation, organization, and strategy. Prior to her own ventures, Ms. Rogers has also held positions at Accenture, Proxicom, and other digital agencies.

Please visit https://www.parivedasolutions.com/perspectives for more information.

Ms. Rogers can be contacted at 844-325-2729 or washingtondc@parivedasolutions.com

Coming up in April 2019...

Guest Service: A Culture of YES

In a recent global consumers report, 97% of the participants said that customer service is a major factor in their loyalty to a brand, and 76% said they view customer service as the true test of how much a company values them. And since there is no industry more reliant on customer satisfaction than the hotel industry, managers must be unrelenting in their determination to hire, train and empower the very best people, and to create a culture of exceptional customer service within their organization. Of course, this begins with hiring the right people. There are people who are naturally service-oriented; people who are warm, empathetic, enthusiastic, pleasant, thoughtful and optimistic; people who take pride in their ability to solve problems for the hotel guests they are serving. Then, those same employees must be empowered to solve problems using their own judgment, without having to track down a manager to do it. This is how seamless problem solving and conflict resolution are achieved in guest service. This willingness to empower employees is part of creating a Culture of Yes within an organization.  The goal is to create an environment in which everyone is striving to say “Yes”, rather than figuring out ways to say, “No”. It is essential that this attitude be instilled in all frontline, customer-facing, employees. Finally, in order to ensure that the hotel can generate a consistent level of performance across a wide variety of situations, management must also put in place well-defined systems and standards, and then educate their employees about them. Every employee must be aware of and responsible for every standard that applies in their department. The April issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some leading hotels are doing to cultivate and manage guest satisfaction in their operations.