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Service NSW Tops My Worldwide XM Tour

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I’m on my way back from Australia; the end to a very long, but wonderful road trip.

Is NPS A Dubious Fad?

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Okay, it’s that time again. Every few years someone ignites the debate about whether Net Promoter Score® (NPS®) is a great or terrible thing. A recent article in the WSJ (The Dubious Management Fad Sweeping Corporate America) has sparked the discussion this time.

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Stop Obsessing About Organizational Alignment

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I was recently asked a question that I hear a lot, how do we get alignment across our large, complex organization? This is an important question since the path to Experience Management (XM) often requires large-scale change. I’m now just saying: Stop focusing so much on it.

The Human Experience Cycle

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As you think about your experience management (XM) efforts, it’s important to understand how people flow through the experiences in their lives — as customers, employees, patients, fans, citizens, students, etc. To help deepen that understanding, I’ve created a simple model, the Human Experience Cycle (HxC). As you can see in the chart below, the HxC is made up of five elements: Expectations: What a person anticipates will happen during an experience.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

Complexity Is An Experience Killer

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I just spent two days in Miami with a great group of executives who are part of the SAP CX Client Advisory Board. One of their presentations described the company’s technology transformation, and included a stream of activity around “decomplexing.” ” I loved seeing that! Complexity ends up oozing its way into all types of experiences. Complex products, prices, or processes lead to ill-prepared employees and confused customers.

Purposeful People Are More Loyal Customers and Employees

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Temkin Group has labelled 2017 The Year of Purpose, so we have been examining the topic of purpose across many different angles. One of the areas we are interested in is the impact that a person’s level of purpose and meaning has on how they behave as an employee and customer. It turns out that it has a pretty significant impact in both of these areas. In our latest U.S.

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Employees Want To Make A Positive Impact

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What motivates employees? This may seem like a difficult question to answer, but it’s not hard at all. There’s one overwhelming answer: Making a positive difference. In our latest consumer benchmark study, we asked more than 5,000 full-time U.S. employees to select which of eight job characteristics they felt was the most important. Here’s what […]. Customer experience Employee Engagement

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The Engaging Power Of Employee Feedback

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Does your organization listen to its employees? I mean, really listen and act on what they say. Based on what our research has uncovered, it’s likely that the true answer is “no.” ” Check out some data from our recent research: In our Q3 2018 Consumer Benchmark Study, we found that 40% of full time U.S. employees strongly agrees with the statement, “My company asks for my feedback and acts upon what I say.”

Young Women Have Lowest Level Of Well-Being

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In honor of International Woman’s Day, I decided to compare the difference in well-being across gender and age by dissecting the 2018 Temkin Well-Being Index (TWBI). I examined the overall TWBI, as well as the three elements that make up the index—the percentage of consumers who agree that they are: Typically happy Healthy Financially Secure As you can see in the charts below: Young females have the lowest level of well-being.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

The Six Laws Of Customer Experience (Video)

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This video explains The Six Laws of Customer Experience. By understanding these fundamental truths about how people and organizations behave, companies can make smarter decisions about what they do, and how they do it. You can download the free eBook and see our infographic.

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The Ultimate CX Infographic, 2018

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Once again, Temkin Group is publishing a new infographic as part of our CX Day celebration. Take a look at last year’s ultimate CX infographic. Here are links to download different versions of the infographic: Infographic: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format 18? poster: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format. The post The Ultimate CX Infographic, 2018 appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®. Customer experience Infographic ROI of Customer Experience

Six Categories Of X&O Data Insights

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Last week I attended SAP’s SAPPHIRE and CX Live events in Orlando. It was great to see 35,000 or so of my new friends. As you might expect, Experience Management (“XM”) was a dominant theme. Just about every SAP or Qualtrics keynote speech discussed XM, and it was a topic at many of the concurrent sessions. I really enjoyed seeing the XM message come to life in so many different ways.

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The Six Key Traits of Human Beings (Video)

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One of the most important – but often forgotten – elements of customer experience is that it’s all about human beings. Customers are human beings, employees are human beings, and executives are human beings.

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Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

CX Myth #5: Wow Customers During Every Interaction

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Many common beliefs about customer experience are misguided, based on oversimplifications or a lack of consideration for real-world constraints. In this series of posts, we debunk these myths. CX Myth #5: Wow Customers During Every Interaction What’s Wrong: While it may be appealing to think about creating an amazing experience every time you touch a customer, it’s just not appropriate or practical.

Report: Five Steps For Building A Strong CX Metrics Program

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We published a Temkin Group report, Five Steps For Building A Strong CX Metrics Program. A robust customer experience (CX) metrics program allows an organization to systematically measure the quality of the experience it delivers to customers and provides insights that help companies spot improvement opportunities, prioritize investments, track CX progress, and unify the organization around a common goal. Despite these benefits, few organizations have actually built a strong metrics program.

CX Leaders’ Employees Feel Prouder & More Appreciated

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If you’ve followed our research, then you’ve likely seen a strong, almost inseparable link between between customer experience (CX) and competency employee (EX). We continued to find that connection in our latest consumer benchmark. In our Q3 2018 study, we asked 5,000+ U.S. employees to pick a word that best describes how their job makes them feel and split those responses based on how they judged the overall CX that their company delivers.

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Mastering Customer Experience Metrics (Infographic)

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As an organization’s customer experience efforts mature, CX metrics become a critical guidepost for all of its activities. You can see different ways to download this infographic below. Here are links to download different versions of the infographic: Infographic: in .png png format, in .pdf pdf format 18? poster: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

2019 XM Trends From Qualtrics Thought Leaders

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This is the time of year for holiday cheer, family celebrations, and, of course, listings of annual trends! To help me identify trends for 2019, I reached out to some of the many thought leaders across Qualtrics and asked them to share one or two of the top experience management (XM) trends they are expecting to see in the coming year. It was a great exercise.

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Great News: Temkin Group Joins Forces With Qualtrics

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I’m thrilled to announce that Temkin Group has been acquired by Qualtrics. Together, our goal is to create the world’s premiere center of excellence for all things experience management (XM).

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Tapping Into The Power Of Experience Management

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Last week, I gave two presentations at the Qualtrics X4 Summit that focused on how to adopt experience management (XM). Here’s a glimpse of that content… First of all, let’s get aligned: what do you expect to see in the future? More or less demanding customers? (I I say more) More or less demanding employees? (I I say more) More or less access to data and analytics? (I I say more) More or less time to respond to changes? (I

CX Institute Fills Customer-Centric Transformation Gap

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For years, Temkin Group has worked with organizations that are looking to become more customer-centric, providing guidance to the executives and teams who are responsible for driving this change. But over the last couple of years, we’ve noticed a shift in our work. It’s no longer just about providing our clients with the skills and knowledge they need to be masterful CX professionals. We are increasingly helping them train and motivate a broader group of employees. This evolution makes sense.

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

CX Myth #6: Compensation Drives Good CX Behaviors

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Many common beliefs about customer experience are misguided, based on oversimplifications or a lack of consideration for real-world constraints. In this series of posts, we debunk these myths. CX Myth #6: Compensation Drives Good CX Behaviors What’s Wrong: Many organizations try to drive behavior change by tying employees’ compensation to customer experience metrics. While some level of compensation tied to CX can be helpful, it is often overdone.

Temkin Group, Qualtrics, And SAP

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Well, this has been a crazy month. In case you missed it, Temkin Group was acquired by Qualtrics. We weren’t able to discuss it too much, because Qualtrics was in a pre-IPO quiet period. And then SAP acquired Qualtrics. Can you say Pac-Man?!?! A month ago, I would have provided my independent analysis of these acquisitions. I can’t do that anymore, I’m now biased. But here’s my read of the general environment that led to these moves.

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Customer Centricity Requires All Four CX Core Competencies

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As most readers of this blog will likely know, customer-centric organizations must master Four CX Core Competencies: Purposeful Leadership, Compelling Brand Values, Employee Engagement, and Customer Connectedness. It turns out that you’re only as good as your weakest link. Here’s what it looks like when you fall short in one of these areas: Without Purposeful Leadership the company is Stagnant. Lacking alignment, very little progress is made.

Do Companies Like Net Promoter Score?

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Whenever we discuss Net Promoter® Score, we get a bifurcated set of reactions. Some people love NPS® and others hate it. So we decided to more quantitatively gauge the sentiment. In a recent study, Temkin Group asked more than 300 CX professionals to share their thoughts about NPS. As you can see below: Most aren’t impressed. Over half of respondents say that NPS is either just like or worse than other metrics. Many are avid fans.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

CX to XM: Propelling Humanity & Intelligence

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As you have hopefully seen, I’m now running the Qualtrics XM Institute, where we will be producing easy-to-consume, compelling content and training that both inspires business leaders with experience management (XM) possibilities and helps them drive value from their programs. Many people have asked me recently about why we’re now focusing on XM instead of on customer experience (CX). The quick answer is that we are still focusing a lot on CX.

What Happens To CX If CVS Buys Aetna?

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CVS made an offer to buy Aetna for more than $66 billion. While there may be a lot of value in a combined company’s increase in power in drug distribution, what might this healthcare vertical integration mean for customer experience? My take: CVS and Aetna have totally different relationships with consumers.

The Evolving Role of CX (& XM) Leaders

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Last week I spoke at a local CXPA meeting in Boston. We had a great turnout, thanks to the great work of the planning committee and the wonderful space provided by Education First. I led a discussion about the future of CX, which I believe was applicable to all experience management (XM) leaders. One of my key messages was that we need to think of our roles differently as we push our organizations to even higher levels of CX/XM maturity.

15 Customer Experience Trends for 2018 (Infographic)

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Last month, Temkin Group published its annual list of CX trends and we labelled 2018 “The Year of Humanity.” ” Here’s an infographic showing the 15 trends (also available in poster form): Here are links to download different versions of the infographic: Infographic: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format 18? poster: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format. The post 15 Customer Experience Trends for 2018 (Infographic) appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Happy MLK Day in The Year of Humanity!

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Happy MLK Day! Every year on this day I like to celebrate lessons that we can learn from Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, I’ll focus on this quote: “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools“ This line is from King’s commencement address at Oberlin College in 1965 titled, Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.