article thumbnail

Customer Understanding: The Cornerstone of Customer-Centricity

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay If you don't know by now, customer understanding is the cornerstone of customer-centricity. Customer-centricity means putting the customer at the center; customer understanding is how you'll achieve that. What is customer-centricity? A lot of people talk about being customer-centric, but it’s one thing to say that and another to be it! They ask, “How will this impact the customer?

article thumbnail

Customer Centric Employee Engagement

ClearAction

Customer Centric Employee Engagement Lynn Hunsaker. Organizations that are centered around their customers know that it’s not a part-time role. To truly be customer-centric , everyone company-wide needs to have a deep understanding of the customer’s world. And beyond this sharp awareness, everyone needs to be constant in their personal alignment with the customer’s world, exemplified by their decision-making and behaviors.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Guest Post: 4 Inputs of a Customer-Centric Culture Transformation

ShepHyken

She shares tips on how to create an effective customer-centric company culture. There’s a lot of talk about customer-centricity and customer-centric organizations, but what does that really mean? The customer is infused into everything they do.

Culture 84
article thumbnail

Customer Centric Employee Engagement

ClearAction

Customer Centric Employee Engagement Lynn Hunsaker. Organizations that are centered around their customers know that it’s not a part-time role. To truly be customer-centric , everyone company-wide needs to have a deep understanding of the customer’s world. And beyond this sharp awareness, everyone needs to be constant in their personal alignment with the customer’s world, exemplified by their decision-making and behaviors.

article thumbnail

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. If we boil it down to its essence, there’s a five-step process to customer centricity. Customer-centric culture is a matter of commitment at all levels of your business.

Culture 94
article thumbnail

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. In contrast, your customers and clients are incredibly lightweight and agile. But over time, as customers develop new needs and issues, your not-so-nimble ship might also become not-so-useful for them. Imagine an ocean scene.

article thumbnail

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. Thankfully, many companies have been migrating away from product-centric, month/quarter-end-centric and competitor-centric marketing, toward putting the individual or most profitable customer at the center of marketing design and delivery.

article thumbnail

Customer Understanding: The Cornerstone of Customer-Centricity

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay If you don't know by now, customer understanding is the cornerstone of customer-centricity. Customer-centricity means putting the customer at the center; customer understanding is how you'll achieve that. What is customer-centricity? A lot of people talk about being customer-centric, but it’s one thing to say that and another to be it! They ask, “How will this impact the customer?

article thumbnail

Building a Customer-centric culture

Zeisler Consulting

I introduced the component parts here , expounded on aligning your CX strategy here , delved into the Voice of the Customer here , and showed how to put it into action with your Process Engineering program here. Now it’s on to building and supporting a Customer-centric culture.

article thumbnail

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. In my new blog for Customer Think , I discuss concrete examples of how executives set the tone for other employees to follow.

article thumbnail

Beaurepaires and inQuba: Embracing Customer Centricity

inQuba

Australian National tyre retail chain Beaurepaires uses inQuba’s real-time Customer Experience (CX) management solutions to enable them to know what their customers really want – and how to give it to them. For Rob Lewis, vice president of Beaurepaires, a network of 230 Australian tyre retail outlets owned by Goodyear, the idea of customer centricity was something the company desired, but didn’t really know how to go about implementing.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Unforgettable Episode 28: Customer-Centric Leaders Measure Success Differently

Oracle

Unforgettable is a customer experience education program, focused on delivering fresh content weekly to give business leaders what they need to succeed in a customer-driven, digitally-disrupted world. The program brings together the expert minds of Jay Baer , Shep Hyken , Jeanne Bliss , Ian Golding , and Blake Morgan to spotlight modern customer experience excellence. As a customer experience savvy professional, you’ve likely heard of Voice of the Customer.

article thumbnail

Journey mapping is still happening in silos.

Heart of the Customer

Journey mapping is a fantastic tool to break down silos by creating a shared view of the customer experience. appeared first on Heart of the Customer. Customer Centric Culture Change Customer Experience Customer Journey Map CX vision Employee and Customer Engagement Minneapolis CX Voice of the Customer brainstorm customer customer journey customer voice CX employee engagement Jim Tincher journey map journey mapping silos workshop

Tools 89
article thumbnail

Develop a Killer Metric to Drive CX Action

Heart of the Customer

As our book gains traction, readers tell us they appreciate our focus on starting journey mapping by targeting an identified business problem and using this to drive customer-focused change. The post Develop a Killer Metric to Drive CX Action appeared first on Heart of the Customer. We interviewed dozens of CX leaders on how they did this, including Mark Smith, formerly of Element Fleet Management Corporation. Mark spoke on multiple topics, but […].

Metrics 85
article thumbnail

How Journey Mapping Differs from Traditional Market Research

Heart of the Customer

The post How Journey Mapping Differs from Traditional Market Research appeared first on Heart of the Customer. Customer Centric Culture Change Customer Experience Customer Experience Surveys Customer Journey Map CX vision Employee and Customer Engagement Minneapolis CX Voice of the Customer choosing a journey consumer journey customer customer experience tip customer interview customer journey customer relationship customer voice journey map journey mapping

article thumbnail

Interview with Marlanges Simar

Heart of the Customer

Marlanges Simar is the Director of Customer Experience at Prime Therapeutics (Prime) managing their CX (Customer Experience) Architect team. I interviewed her to better understand their role, and how they help Prime improve the customer experience. The post Interview with Marlanges Simar appeared first on Heart of the Customer. Prime manages pharmacy benefits on behalf of health plans, employers and government programs.

article thumbnail

Too many see journey mapping as an employee workshop.

Heart of the Customer

appeared first on Heart of the Customer. Customer Centric Culture Change Customer Experience Customer Experience Surveys Customer Journey Map Customer Personas CX vision Employee and Customer Engagement Minneapolis CX Voice of the Customer anniversary customer customer journey customer voice CX employee engagement Jim Tincher journey map journey mappingWhat is journey mapping?

article thumbnail

Journeys are for Action, not Maps

Heart of the Customer

In preparation for the upcoming Customer Contact Week, CCW shared their special report on journey mapping with me. The post Journeys are for Action, not Maps appeared first on Heart of the Customer. Customer Centric Culture Change Voice of the Customer Customer Experience customer journey customer voiceGiven our focus and expertise on journey mapping, I’m commonly asked to review these types of reports.

Report 73
article thumbnail

What Wells Fargo (and the Rest of Us) Can Learn from Samsung

Heart of the Customer

Michael Lawder, SVP, Customer Care, Samsung Electronics America Both these speakers began their […]. The post What Wells Fargo (and the Rest of Us) Can Learn from Samsung appeared first on Heart of the Customer. “Who knows what happened to us two years ago?” Wells Fargo’s Chief Marketing Officer Jamie Moldafsky (I originally wrote about this here) “Who’s heard of our product, the Note 7? pause] Yes, pretty much everybody, in every plane trip, for about a year.”

article thumbnail

Who’s the Right Customer to Map? Your Third Journey Mapping Question

Heart of the Customer

Note: We’re celebrating the upcoming launch of our new book “How Hard Is It to Be Your Customer? Using Customer Journey Mapping to Drive Customer-Focused Change,” by Mapper-In-Chief Jim Tincher and B2B Practice Lead Nicole Newton. The post Who’s the Right Customer to Map? Your Third Journey Mapping Question appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

B2B 75
article thumbnail

How to Recruit and Interview B2B Customers for your Customer Journey Mapping Project

Heart of the Customer

This post, written by Heart of the Customer Project Manager Corey Pawlak, is the first in a week-long series about some of the ways journey mapping differs from traditional market research. Guest authors Corey Pawlak, Cathy McLane and Nicole Newton will share their expertise in recruiting and interviewing B2B customers, why 10-page reports are better […].

B2B 71
article thumbnail

Two Days to Journey Mapping Mastery

Heart of the Customer

The Heart of the Customer blog is a place where we share our insights on journey mapping, offer best practices based on our experiences, and share CX practitioner interviews – and we don’t normally place promotional items here. The post Two Days to Journey Mapping Mastery appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

article thumbnail

It’s not Necessarily a Design Issue

Heart of the Customer

This request comes from a good place, a desire to educate the company about the customer’s journey, but after a few questions, it quickly falls […]. The post It’s not Necessarily a Design Issue appeared first on Heart of the Customer. Customer Centric Culture Change Customer Experience Customer Journey Map Customer Personas CX vision Voice of the Customer brainstorm brainstorming customer journey customer voice CX CX tip journey map journey mapping

Company 65
article thumbnail

Stop Bribing Your Employees for Good NPS Scores

Heart of the Customer

We’re early in Customer Experience (CX) capability development, and I absolutely love it! Some actually hinder the goal of improved CX – to create loyal customers who love […]. The post Stop Bribing Your Employees for Good NPS Scores appeared first on Heart of the Customer. We’re discovering the best practices that our successors will take for granted; “of course that’s how you do it.” Unfortunately, being in this early stage means that some “best practices” aren’t.

article thumbnail

How can you put customers in position to guide your direction?

Wired and Dangerous

Have you noticed that your customers have changed? 79% of customers say they want brands to demonstrate that they care before they will consider a purchase. They have raised the bar on how they view customer experience. And 76% of customers say the level of customer service you provide is the true test of how much your organization values them. The kind of service that takes the customers’ breath away! What chair is reserved for your customers?

Groups 81
article thumbnail

Make Life Easier By Asking Only One or Two Questions of Your Customers

Maz Iqbal

It occurs to me that the scourge of the customer-centric fad is customer surveys. It seems to me that just about every large organisation that I deal with asks me for my feedback … Continue reading "Make Life Easier By Asking Only One or Two Questions of Your Customers". Customer Insight (inc VoC) Customer Service Customer-Centricity customer surveys listening listening to customers Two questions to ask your customers Voice of the Customer

article thumbnail

Emotional Intelligence in Customer Experience Leadership

PeopleMetrics

Motivating Customer Experience Improvement. If you’re a customer experience leader, that duality is important to understand. Making Meaning Out of Customer Centricity. In customer experience strategy, we can get mired in the practical elements of our business: Who will take responsibility? more often in your customer experience strategy can help you develop empathy for every party involved. Trust in the Journey to Customer Centricity.

article thumbnail

The Definition of #CX Insanity

CX Journey

Know the definition of customer experience insanity? Sadly, this is a concept that voice of the customer and customer experience professionals are quite familiar with. When these professionals continue using the same tools and the same processes over and over again, yet find they're not making any progress, well, that's customer experience insanity. I spoke at an event last week on the topic of disrupting voice of the customer programs.

Analysis 123
article thumbnail

The Best Customer Experience Strategies Are Invisible

PeopleMetrics

In this post, we’ll talk about how that theory applies to customer experience. Customer experience strategy should be approached in the same way. Great customer experience takes a lot of work. Depending on your organization, you may have to sit through meetings, phone calls, demos, conferences, and discussions—before your effort reaches a single customer. And once you have a customer experience management plan in place, well—then there’s even more work to do.

article thumbnail

4 Steps to Designing a Listening Architecture

CX Advantage Walker

Executives are increasingly choosing to embrace customer experience as a way they intend to differentiate in the marketplace. CX pros must lead the charge to bring a deep understanding of customers into their organizations to guide strategic CX decisions that. Customer Centric Customer Focus Customer Listening Journey Mapping Listening to Customers Voice of the Customer Customer Journey Mapping CX tools Listening Architecture VoC

article thumbnail

3 Strategies to Create Empowered “CX Catalysts”—Employee Advocacy Is Not Enough

Verint

Voice of the Customer Voice of the Customer Analytics Customer Satisfaction Customer Service Customer Experience customer engagement optimization Customer Feedback Employee Satisfaction customer centricity customer engagement customer focusNo matter how “e” or electronic your company, your employees need to be prepared and motivated to deliver the right experiences. Operational dashboards.

article thumbnail

Employee Advocacy Is Not Enough. 3 Strategies to Create Empowered “CX Catalysts”

Verint

Are the people in your organization empowered to do what’s right for the customer? Your employees have a wealth of knowledge into what customers do and do not prefer. Voice of the Customer Voice of the Customer Analytics Customer Satisfaction Customer Service Customer Experience customer engagement optimization employee engagement Customer Feedback Employee Satisfaction customer centricity customer engagement

Culture 30
article thumbnail

5 Things You Should Not Do in the Name of Customer Experience

Michelli Experience

I was asked recently to provide a couple (of what a reader called “See Spot Run”) blogs concerning must-have and must not do elements of a successful customer experience business. Since I am in the customer experience business, if a reader wants a simplified message about do’s and don’ts of customer experience – it is my job to listen, fulfill their stated request, and make a personal connection. 5 Things You Should Not DO in the Name of Customer Experience.

article thumbnail

Tools to Put the Customer at the Center of All You Do

CX Journey

Image courtesy of reynermedia Trying to ensure the customer gets the attention she deserves within your company? Striving to make yours a customer-centric company? How does the customer become the center of attention for your organization? What tools should you have in your customer-centric toolbox? Because you ought to be making decisions about the business based on what's best for the customer.

Tools 140
article thumbnail

Alchemer Partners with Voxpopme to Enrich Customer Feedback with Video

SurveyGizmo

LOUISVILLE, COLORADO, DECEMBER 2, 2020 — Alchemer, one of the world’s leading customer experience (CX) and voice-of-the-customer (VoC) platform providers, today announced a partnership with video survey software specialists, Voxpopme.

Video 52
article thumbnail

Customer Experience Measurement – Why it is Vitally Important BUT Badly Done!

ijgolding

When it comes to the profession that Customer Experience has now become, one of the most important and significant competencies required by all organisations is that of measurement. The ability of a company to robustly and continuously capture a ‘fact based’ understanding of how capable they are of meeting customer needs and expectations is critical if they have a desire to achieve customer focused success. Failure to measure sufficient ‘voices’!

article thumbnail

6 Steps to Help You Put Customers at the Center of the Organization, Part 2

CX Journey

In this second part of a two-part series, I continue detailing some important ways to ensure that your company is putting the customer at the center of all it does. In Part 1 of this two-part series, I left off with Step 3: Outline the Customer Lifecycle. In today's post, I'll pick up with the next step, mapping the customer journey, an important tool that helps put the customer front and center. They become the backbone of your customer experience management efforts.

article thumbnail

Why #CX Transformations Fail

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Do you feel like you're not making the progress in your customer experience transformation efforts that you thought/hoped you would by now? I've seen several posts lately about CX being all talk and no action - that it's a lot of effort to pull off a customer experience transformation (and no doubt, it is!) Lots of effort has been put forth to improve the customer experience, with no apparent improvements. And customers are still complaining.

Policies 104
article thumbnail

How the Customer Feedback Management Process Works

PeopleMetrics

Collecting customer feedback is one thing. Measuring and managing that customer feedback is quite another! And if you want to be customer-centric, you need to make sure you're doing all three. Discover our award-winning Customer Experience (CX) blog: [link].

CEM 68