Objectives for Chapter Integrated Services Marketing Communications Author: Practicing What You Preach Subject: Gaps Model of Service Quality
General Manager, Aphalodge Hotel Malaysia 1. The scope covers a sample size of ten respondents. The objectives are Zeithaml bitner gremler service quality to analyse the Customer Gap; one of the Provider Gap; and to recommend effective strategies to close two of the Provider Gap.
Secondary data from Aphalodge internal, external reports, and surveys were obtained. Other sources of information include academia journal articles.
Aphalodge Hotel Malaysia Established: The hotel offers guestrooms and suites. Features include a one-touch-butler call system, broadband internet, electronic safe, cable television, and hot beverage making facilities. Service Blueprint Appendix 1: Blueprint for Aphalodge Hotel Overnight Stay Service visually displays the service by simultaneously depicting the process of service delivery.
Potential service fail-points occur upon check-in is in the matching data of reservations to person checking in. Another potential service fail-point is in the preference of room whereby, if the guest requested a non-smoking room prior to checking in instead gets a smoking room upon entering the guest room.
Other potential fail-point occur when guest orders room-service and delivery is late and the food cold. Service Quality Audit 4. The highest type, desired service, being the service they hope for and the lowest type, adequate service, being the minimum level service performance acceptable Zeithaml, Berry and Parasuraman Grewal, Monroe, and Krishnan support a positive relationship between customer perceptions of quality and perceived value.
Oliver proposed that satisfaction is a function of the disconfirmation of performance from expectation. Figure 1 Disconfirmation of Expectations Model Source: When service performance is not as good as initially expected, there is a negative disconfirmation between expectations and performance that results in customer dissatisfaction.
Whereas, when service performance is as expected, there is a confirmation between expectations and perceptions that results in mere satisfaction. In contrast, when service performance is better than expected, there is a positive disconfirmation between expectations and perceptions, which causes delight.
Teas argued that perceived quality is positively linked to customer satisfaction. In a study done by Burton, Sheather and Robertsthey established that perceived performance is positively associated with satisfaction.
Zeithaml, Berry and Parasuraman Service intensifiers factor elevate the level of desired service Zeithaml, Berry, and Parasuramane. Services research, need to consider and monitor the gap between expectations and perceptions. This gap is dynamic because both perceptions and expectations fluctuate.
To improve, Aphalodge has to find out what customers expect. This is essential to providing service quality, and marketing research is a key vehicle for understanding customer expectations and perceptions of service Zeithaml, Bitner and Gremler Aphalodge may also embark on activities to improve communication between customers and management and the other between employees and management.
Their new services are not well defined for employees. Improvements can be made in the service design and Customer-Defined Standards.
A service blueprint portrays the service system so that the different people involved in providing it can understand and deal with it objectively, regardless of their roles or their individual point of view Zeitthaml, Bitner and Gremler To be competitive, Aphalodge must support customer preferences with effective process design.According to Zeithaml V.
A., Bitner M.
J., and Gremler D. D., (), explained a ten dimension model in order to evaluate service quality. Yet, then ten dimensions of service quality has minimized to five dimensions, which expressed as SERVQUAL model that has been utilized in most service industries.
The Gaps service quality model makes explicit the difference between the marketing of goods and the marketing of services, as well as the differences between the way the principles of marketing course handles the marketing mix and the way the service marketing course does.
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