7 Top Tips to Create a Customer-Centric Culture 

ijgolding

As customer experience has become increasingly recognised as a thing of tangibility, so has the need to adopt and embed the skills and competencies that make managing it (customer experience that is) a reality. Tip 2 – Embed a customer experience framework.

Breaking Down Silos for Customer Experience Management

ClearAction

Breaking Down Silos for Customer Experience Management. Since customers see their experience as a horizontal series of steps (journey), are silos of experts across the company negatively affecting customer experience? Use Customer Inputs Everywhere.

Customer Centric Decisions

ClearAction

Customer Centric Decisions Lynn Hunsaker. Do you have a customer-focus creed? In the conference room of a company I visited recently a poster served as a clear reminder for customer centric decision-making. Can we do this successfully, and will our customers notice?

Customer Centric Internal Branding

ClearAction

Customer Centric Internal Branding Lynn Hunsaker. Customer centric internal branding revolves around customer well-being. By the way, what’s promised to customers should, in fact, be what your internal behaviors actually produce.).

Customer Experience Management is Essential to Your Business

Feedback

These are customer comments I found this morning on various retail shopping sites. Managing the Customer Experience. Customer experience today has a lot to do with feelings and emotions. When customers share their story, they’re not just sharing pain points.

Customer Centric Action Plans

ClearAction

Customer Centric Action Plans Lynn Hunsaker. Monitoring voice of the customer is one thing, but can all your employees name the customers’ top ten wish list? The post Customer Centric Action Plans appeared first on ClearAction Customer Experience Consulting.

CX Leaders: 5 Tips for Becoming a Customer-Centric Organization

IntouchInsight

This is one of the many challenges CX leaders face today as they are tasked with driving their company’s transformation to a customer-centric organization. Add this on top of challenges such as limited data sharing across the business, organizational silos, and teams not being aligned on customer needs. Customer Experience Management CEM

Customer-Centric Marketing: Step-Up Performance

ClearAction

Customer-Centric Marketing: Step-Up Performance Lynn Hunsaker. Customer-centric marketing is necessary, yet far from sufficient — from customers’ and investors’ perspectives. Examine the gap between aiming at the customer and elevating the customer.

Secrets to Customer-Centric Business Growth

ClearAction

Secrets to Customer-Centric Business Growth Lynn Hunsaker. A potter’s wheel makes a great metaphor for customer-centered business. The growth-generating strength of your customer experience efforts hinges on how customer-centered your business is.

3 Reasons Why Customer Experience Management is So Powerful

PeopleMetrics

Perhaps unsurprisingly, customer experience comes to mind as an example. Many business elements can affect the overall experience a company provides. And at any given moment, a customer’s experience can be informed by abstract factors like emotion, expectation, or practicality.

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Exploring the Elusive ROI of Customer Experience Management

ClearAction

Exploring the Elusive ROI of Customer Experience Management. These promises as stated in the opening paragraph aren't so much about customers' well-being as they are about the company's well-being. Related Articles: Metrics for Customer Experience Management.

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Credit Crunch 10 Years On – Four Seismic Changes in Customer Experience Management

Peter Lavers

I would like to complement this with my specific viewpoint as a recognised expert and influencer in Customer Experience (CX). Product-centric business models are dying. Customer empowerment means that people now decide for themselves who to trust and via which medium.

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.

How to Navigate Toward Customer Centricity

PeopleMetrics

Picture your customers, darting across the water on jet skis, able to make quick water-spray turns to their heart's content. What I’m saying is, in this age of customer fluidity and freedom, your turning radius is not ideal. Use customer and employee feedback to make minor corrections.

You Can’t Legislate Customer Centricity

Beyond Philosophy

One interesting bit of his speech touched on an important issue for Customer Centricity: data breaches. He said the federal standard he would impose to notify Customers their information had been compromised should be 30 days. Customers are nervous about their data security.

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.

Are Your Customer Care Metrics Customer-Centric?

ClearAction

Are Your Customer Care Metrics Customer-Centric? Customer care metrics are a barometer of performance across a variety of customer interactions such as chat, text messages, email, social media and communities. Customer wait time during chat.

Peek inside HubSpot’s customer-centric strategy: how to build a customer-obsessed culture  

Lumoa

Q&A with Michal Redbord , General Manager, Service Hub at Hubspot Previously we have shared how you can build a customer experience management processes in your company. Everyone and everything is customer experience. How long have they been a customer?

Customer Loyalty and Profits Thrive In a Strong Customer Centric Culture

Kristina Evey

Getting new customers, keeping those customers, and making more money are the goals you have for your business, right? When I explain that customers will absolutely do business and spend more money with the companies that have a solid foundation, know who they are, how they want to do business, how they want customers to be treated, how they want their staff to work together internally, they start to pay attention.

Customer Centricity = Sustainability = Customer Centricity = Superior Business Performance

Doug Leather

In a recently published article (MIT Sloan Management Review – How to Become a Sustainable Company)the authors point to a study that supports the view that ‘high sustainability’ companies significantly outperformed their counterparts over an 18 year period in terms of both stock market and accounting criteria, such as return on assets and return on equity. In fact, Customer Experience and Sustainability should go hand in hand – one without the other is indicative of opposing forces.

Customer-Centricity = Blue Ocean Strategy

Doug Leather

One of the most effective ways to create blue oceans – to create meaningful competitive advantage, is to develop organisational capabilities that enable the enterprise to design and to deliver unique and distinctive customer experiences, and through this capability, to create value that is distinctive in the market. They share a conventional wisdom about who their customers are and what they value and what products and services their industry should be offering.

Be Passionate About Your Customers and They Will Never Leave – CX Lessons by Ms. Shweta Jha, Quality and Customer Experience Manager, Ferns N Petals

Customer Guru

At Customer Guru, we believe that Customer Experience (CX) should be the number one priority for all the Indian businesses so that they become more sustainable and successful globally. Further, she has shared insights on how customer experience in India will evolve in future.

A blended set of measures are critical for customer-centric operationalization

Doug Leather

What company doesn’t want to be customer-centric? It’s highly unlikely that any executive wakes up in the morning and makes a statement along the lines of – “Customer-Centricity is not important to us and we shouldn’t consider it!”.

Customer Experience Management Guide: 55 Tips to Improve Customer Experience

Natalie Petouhof

Tweet Customer experience management is a top priority for many enterprises, particularly as we look beyond 2016 to the competitive landscape. Today, customer experience heavily influences customer retention, customer loyalty, and customer advocacy – all desirable outcomes for modern organizations. Managing the customer experience, however, is a facet of business operations that proves challenging.

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5 Tests to Reveal How Customer Centric Your Channel Strategy Is

Beyond Philosophy

Do you allow Customers to use whatever channel they wish to communicate with you, or do you restrict them to one or two channels? The answer to this question can show how Customer centric your company is. This post is the fifth in a series of nine posts that uses our Naïve to Natural customer-centricity assessment. Today we are looking at Channels, one of the nine parts of your current experience that contributes to Customer centricity of your organization.

What Customer-Centric Companies Must Do To Become Customer-Obsessed

Beyond Philosophy

In building relationships with customers, and value for them, my long-time observation is that most organizations tend to progress through several stages of performance as they are becoming truly customer-centric: a) customer awareness, b) customer sensitivity, c) customer focus, and d) customer obsession. Customer Awareness. Customer Sensitivity. Customer Focus. Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D.,

2015 Brand Ambassador Award Winners: Lessons in Customer Centricity

PeopleMetrics

These individuals received the most customer recognition through PeopleMetrics customer experience software in 2014, proving their consistency in going above and beyond to deliver for customers. Michael Earles, Manager at Crowe Horwath LLP.

Customer-Centric Transformation a no-brainer: Check out why!

Doug Leather

I admit that I’m a customer-centric evangelist because quite frankly, how else can you build meaningful competitive advantage? Customer-centricity is all about differentiation and it’s almost impossible to sustain differentiation around product, price and distribution footprint. But you can sustain differentiation around your customer knowledge, insights and understanding. Maximising the return for the investor is not necessarily good for the customer!

Customer-Centricity! Oh, I’m Doing that Already!

Doug Leather

Customer-Centric? Yet he was adamant he had ‘customer-centricity’ under control. A refusal to really understand what customer-centricity is all about. And what really agitates me is a verbal commitment made to developing themselves as an internationally recognised exemplar of customer experience. Yeah right! I had a really interesting discussion with a prospective client recently. He is the MD of a multi franchise vehicle business.

How to Create a Customer-Centric Organization

Pretium Solutions

Managers, coaches, scouts, logistics workers, PR representatives, front office personnel, travel planners, team accountants, equipment managers … the list goes on and on. Creating a customer-centric organization requires the very same spirit, the very same drive.

Top Five Obstacles to Customer Centricity #4 Multi-channel Journey

Peter Lavers

This series of blogs is based on the early results of research undertaken by Peter Lavers on customer centricity. Participants are asked to tell us what, if anything, they are pulling their hair out over when it comes to customer centricity.

Connecting Customer Experience Goals to Financial Metrics to Prove ROI

CloudCherry

Social media, online reviews, product ratings—these platforms have transformed into the customer’s soapbox, empowering them to speak freely about a brand’s strengths and faults. In today’s customer-centric market, the customer experience is no longer just a marketing factor to consider.

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Lesson #1: Everyone Wants To Be Customer-Centric, But No One Knows What That Means

PeopleMetrics

Listen to any company in almost every industry, and you’ll undoubtedly hear phrases like customer-centric and customer-focused touted as top priorities. When leaders of a company fail to explain or provide specific examples of what it really means to be customer-centric, employees often see these words as little more than corporate platitudes. Companies feel obligated to go on record as being customer-centric. Becoming Customer-Centric.

The Challenges of Implementing Customer-Centric Strategy – What creates the problem?

Doug Leather

There is very little new about the concept of customer-centricity. In these instances it’s almost impossible to operationalise around ‘the customer.’ Joining up these silos to deliver a unique and distinctive experience is often a ‘step too far.’. Customers are not all created equal and shouldn’t all be treated in exactly the same way. Many organisations are unable to evolve from the mental model of ‘having’ customers to ‘being’ a customer.

Setting up Customer-Centric Organizations across Industries: An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Ajay Nambiar, Customer Service & Facility Management Head, L&T Realty

Customer Guru

At Customer Guru, we believe that Customer Experience (CX) should be the number one priority for all the Indian businesses so that they become more sustainable and successful globally. The customers put in their lifetime’s investment into building a property.

Back Office Falling Behind? Balance Customer Centricity and Efficiency

Verint

Recently, Aberdeen Group and Verint recorded a webcast on the Next-Generation Back Office: Satisfy Customers & Drive Efficiency. Aberdeen research found that errors and delays in back-office processing were the number two cause of customer dissatisfaction. Customer experience is moving into the back office’s purview. Next-generation back offices balance customer centricity with operational efficiency,” states Minkara. Management processes.

How to Create a Customer-Centric Organization

Pretium Solutions

Managers, coaches, scouts, logistics workers, PR representatives, front office personnel, travel planners, team accountants, equipment managers … the list goes on and on. Creating a customer-centric organization requires the very same spirit, the very same drive.