6 Things All Customer Centric Leaders Do

ijgolding

Looking back through my articles over the last few months, a great number have made the connection between strong, customer centric leadership and the ability to drive an effective and sustainable approach to Customer Experience. Talk to customers – all the time!

Customer Service Trends 2018: Creating Effortless Customer-Centric Experiences

Kayako

At Kayako, we do our best to understand not just our customers’ needs, but their customers’ needs, as well. Customers hate putting in effort to get problems resolved. Becoming customer-centric will be the goal of most businesses this year.

Customer Experience Commitment – 2016 Customer Centricity Research Findings

ijgolding

When it comes to the subject of Customer Experience, there are many questions I would like to know the answer to. So this year, I wanted to explore another aspect of Customer Experience that I find extremely interesting. ENABLE people to have a customer focused mindset.

Customer Centric Culture – putting theory into practice

ijgolding

I speak and write regularly about the increasing addition of the word ‘customer’ to the typical vocabulary of business leaders. All businesses have a Customer Experience – whether they are conscious of it or not. So simply talking about Customer Experience means nothing.

Customer-Centric Netflix Wins Big in the Most Surprising Way

360Connext

It’s the most customer-centric thing you might read today! When an organization truly embraces the idea of customer-centricity , amazing things can happen. They took into account how these customers are actually RAVING FANS of their product.

CX Institute Fills Customer-Centric Transformation Gap

Experience Matters

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. The post CX Institute Fills Customer-Centric Transformation Gap appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®. Customer experience

The Impact of a Customer-Centric Culture Transformation

CX Journey

Customer experience professionals fight hard for the customer and are often challenged when it comes to making the case for improving the customer experience and transforming the company culture to be customer-centric versus other, more easily quantifiable company initiatives.

Customer Centricity Requires All Four CX Core Competencies

Experience Matters

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. Without Customer Connectedness, the company is Disappointing. 4 CX Core Competencies Customer experience

Customer Centricity Masterclass Highlights

Peter Lavers

Doug Leather’s master class on Customer Centricity really caused an impact in June at Twickenham Stadium. The key outcomes from the day were: A deep understanding of what customer centricity really is.

Customer-Centric Culture Change (Video)

Experience Matters

Our research and work with clients show that customer experience is a reflection of an organization’s culture. Any company that wants to build sustainable customer experience must build a customer-centric culture. Watch this short video: The bottom line: CX success almost always requires culture changeFiled under: Corporate culture, Customer-centric […]. Corporate culture Customer-centric DNA Temkin Group Video

The Art of Listening: A Key to Customer-Centricity

ClearAction

The Art of Listening: A Key to Customer-Centricity Lynn Hunsaker. Curiosity is the key to great listening skills that improve customer experience. Consider internal customers as well as external customers in honing this skill.

Connecting People: The Key to Customer Centric Leadership

ijgolding

People who seem to completely ‘get it’ — the need to become ever more customer centric to enable sustainable business growth. What the customer strategy is – or if there even is one. How the business is performing – financially and from the customer perspective.

An Unconventional Take on Customer-Centric Business

Maz Iqbal

Some of these generous folks think of me as thought leader in the Customer space. As a result when other folks are doing research in customer-centricity, customer strategy, customer experience they are told to reach out and ask me questions. Such questioning took place recently on the subject matter of customer-centricity. … Continue reading An Unconventional Take on Customer-Centric Business. Some folks are generous.

Becoming Customer-Centric: 5 Ways to Walk the Talk

360Connext

As more leaders discuss becoming customer-centric, I wonder how many actually walk the talk and put actions into their plans. What if customer-centric ideas and tactics were included in all strategy plans ? Mention customers in your KPI’s.

Find, Win, Keep: A simple customer centric business strategy

ijgolding

Gary’s probing went as follows: ‘What is our strategy to sustainably FIND new customers?’ Back in 1999, the concept of the ‘customer journey’ did not really exist. I would have to pay significantly more to upgrade than if I were a new customer.

3 Popular “Customer-Centric Ideas” that Totally Miss the Point

360Connext

Imagine how often I hear words being used with the best of intentions , but not tied to anything remotely related to the actual customer experience. “The Year of the Customer” …or other such labels for a new customer experience project. Words matter.

Embedding Customer Centricity: The Customer Experience Jigsaw Puzzle

ijgolding

As I continue to develop my Customer Experience Specialism around the globe, a number of questions are continually raised by the people I meet. How many customer segments should we have? Should we have a Chief Customer Officer.

Invaluable Customer-Centricity Lessons From Tesco

Maz Iqbal

Tesco: The Darling of Customer Marketing Guru’s Issues Its Fifth Profit Warning. In the early 2000s Tesco was much lauded my many: the customer-centricity gurus, the 1:1 marketing gurus, the data mining and predictive analytics players, and customer loyalty program vendors. Because Tesco’s management ended up doing what management teams do: exploiting customers to extract surplus profits for the Tops and Shareholders.

Executives Leading a “Customers for Life” Culture—Customer Centricity

Verint

Many organizations today want to effectively embed the voice of the customer into daily activities—their effectiveness will largely depend on how well the senior executive team embraces the CX effort. In fact, if I had to select a single characteristic of a truly customer-centric company, this would be it. They have senior executives who not only advocate for customers occasionally, but also weave the voices of customers and employees into their decision-making process.

How Customer Centricity Is Changing Pharmaceutical Customer Experience

PeopleMetrics

The master rule to customer-centricity is this: solve your customers’ problems. Every change, every action, every improvement your company makes should have the end goal of solving a customer problem. Patients don’t only need customized solutions - they’re demanding them.

Transform Your B2B Company From A Product-Centric Culture to Customer-Centric Culture with Sami Nuwar – CB79

Customer Bliss

How do you transform the culture and operations of your company to benefit the lives of your customers? Determine What Your Customers Value and What Makes Them Happy. Sami and his colleagues in the C-Suite wanted to know what customers really thought of American Bath Group.

The Rise of the Customer-Centric Mindset

Amity

SaaS Tattler Issue 80 - The Rise of a Customer-Centric Mindset. When a customer-centric organization is taking shape, everyone should formulate a mindset to simply ask themselves – “ What is my contribution to my ‘customer’ today?

Technical Competence & Organisational Clarity – The two pillars of Customer Centric Leadership

ijgolding

Every now and then I am told something about Customer Experience; or I hear someone speaking; or I read an article; and I get goose pimples all over! Their skills enable them to know what to do and when to do it with regards making decisions in the interests of the customer.

The Gospel of Customer Centricity for Improved Customer Experience

CX Journey

The way customers interact with brands has drastically changed over the past few years. In the words of Forbes contributor Brian Walker, " Digitally empowered customers are firmly in charge, bouncing from channel to channel at the drop of a hat.”

How do you know if a customer-centric strategy is working?

Customer Bliss

Many companies talk about having a customer-centric strategy. But if you attempted to apply a customer-centric strategy in 2016 (or even have it on the radar for this year), how do you know if it’s working? Customer experience takes time.

Is Your Business Customer Centric?

Joe Rawlinson

Before you respond with an automatic “why, the customer, of course,” stop and formulate a completely honest reply. Many businesses sincerely believe that they are customer-centric–focussed on the customers they serve–when, in fact, they aren’t at all. Once you fully understand what a customer-centric company looks like, you will be better equipped to formulate a truthful answer. They’re Connected with the Customer.

What is Customer Centricity DNA?

ClearAction

What is Customer Centricity DNA? What is customer-centricity DNA? And centricity means “being situated at the center; a position of central prominence or importance”. Accordingly, customer-centricity DNA means your business is customer-centered in all that it does.

Customer-Centric Cultures Don’t Just Happen

PeopleMetrics

The same can be said of customer centricity. Customer centricity doesn’t happen overnight. If you want to build a customer-centric culture at your company, then you’d better be able to live with process and incremental improvement.

Role model customer centric leadership: why I am a huge fan of Jeff Bezos!

ijgolding

Jack Welch believed in people – employees AND customers. Although I have never met him, or worked for his company, perhaps my biggest business hero of all – especially from a customer experience perspective, is the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

Customer Centric Leadership: Are You Investing in the Organisational “Ecosystem” or Your Personal “Egosystem”?

ijgolding

The question was a precursor to defining why Customer Experience needs good, strong leadership. This month, I want to ask three connected but altogether different questions: What do you do if the organisation you work for or with does NOT have strong customer focused leadership?

Customer Centricity and the curate’s egg

Ian Williams

The term customer centricity has been around for years, however it is only really in the past five years that organisations have begun to pay it any real attention. Customer centricity is somewhat of a curate’s egg, with some good bits and some bad bits. It would be very difficult for anyone to disagree that focusing on the customer is a bad thing. After all, it is the customers that ultimately pay all of our wages.

How a Company Reacts to a Crisis Says a Lot About its Customer Centricity

C3Centricity

The post How a Company Reacts to a Crisis Says a Lot About its Customer Centricity appeared first on C3Centricity. In the UK, there was a recent, highly publicised “significant and sustained cyber-attack“ on the Telecom company Talk Talk’s website.

Engaging the Entire Company in Becoming More Customer Centric

MaritzCX

We sat down with customer experience executives from three different industries to discuss how they align their companies to foster a culture of customer centricity, from the frontline to the C-Suite.

How to make your organization truly customer centric

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 How to make your organization truly customer centric. Author: Olivier Njamfa We all know that today it’s vital to put customers at the heart of your business. How do you become more customer centric?

Take the Quiz: How Customer Centric Is Your Brand?

ICC Decision Services

Many retailers claim to be customer centric. Retailers that are customer centric demonstrate it on the sales floor every day. They provide a consistently great experience that revolves around the customer’s interests, behaviors (past, present, and future), and goals.

Customer Centric Operations

Peter Lavers

I was recently posed a thought-provoking question about how to extend “customer centricity” into the operations of large organisations. It’s one thing to talk strategically about the subject but it’s another thing completely to engender a real passion for the customer experience amongst the staff who are often tactically managed (even outsourced) and the least well paid in the business. Is there a ‘single view’ of the customer?

7 Things You Need for a Successful Customer-Centric Strategy

nanorep

It's easy to talk the customer-centric talk and walk the customer-centric walk but in today?s s going to take a lot more than that to convince your customers that you are in it for them. Your customers today are savvy and connected - and they know the difference between genuine commitment and hopping on a bandwagon s transparency obsessed marketplace, it?s

Why Customer Centricity is a Lot Like Painting by Number

PeopleMetrics

A few days ago, a LinkedIn follower asked me about my advice to focus on one thing at a time in customer experience strategy. The process of painting by number mimics good customer experience strategy. First, outline your strategy for customer centricity.

3 Reasons Why Customer Understanding Matters for Customer Centricity

PeopleMetrics

In customer experience management, we use transactional surveys to guide actions for customer centricity. Such exchanges are typically what prospective clients seek from customer experience software like ours. What’s the lifetime value of each customer type?

Be Customer-Centric, It’s Worth It

CustomerGauge

As a Customer Success Manager, I can’t help but want to share the amazing customer-centricity displayed by one of my largest clients, H&R Block Canada. Everyone talks about being customer-centric, but this is an organization—I feel—that does a truly outstanding job displaying that through their actions, not just their words. The post Be Customer-Centric, It’s Worth It appeared first on CustomerGauge.