How to Bring a Customer Focus Competency to Life

Customer Bliss

Delivering a reliable and then innovative customer experience requires adding a customer focus competency to the core competencies of your business (as important as products, finance, marketing or sales). The customer-focused experience needs to be built and honed as a skill.

Innovation Stems from Customer Focus


Welcome to Customer Insights , a weekly digest of the most important stories about online reviews, customer feedback, and customer experience. This week: CIOs should be involved in customer experience. CIOs Should Be Involved in Customer Experience.

Six differences between customer-focused companies and operations-focused companies


Many companies that claim to offer good customer service in reality are grounded in an operations’ mentality with rules and policies that allow for little flexibility, preventing them from rising above anything more than average or satisfactory.

How does a customer-focused CEO make decisions?

Customer Bliss

We’ve talked before on this blog about the need to be a customer-focused CEO. But since CEOs are often the major decision-maker within an organization, it’s important to understand the decision-making styles of customer-focused CEOs.

Customer Focus Competency Recipe Cards In Action

Customer Bliss

What are the customer focus competency recipe cards and what are they based on? Today, I wanted to quickly talk about customer focus competency recipe cards, which are available on this site. They are: Customers as assets. Build a customer listening path.

Planning for Crisis Management with a Customer Focus

Wired and Dangerous

Crisis management for a service issue requires customer logic. When organizations only apply financial, operational or public relations logic to hiccups involving customers, it invariably yields responses that fix the problem but leave customers unsatisfied and distrustful.

Is Your Mission Customer-Focused, or an Empty Promise?


What’s your customer experience mission? I have introduced the idea of customer experience to many people. When we get right down to it, they have a tough time determining what should be included in the customer experience mission.

Five Ways to Create the Customer-Focus Mindset


Your people attend customer service training. They learn techniques and tactics on how to deal with complaining customers, angry customers or customers who just need a little support. This is what customer service training is all about.

Leadership behaviors required to create a customer-focused culture


Leadership has to be focused on the strategies that will have a lasting impact on the customer-focused culture. Keep purpose on your agenda, bring it to each meeting and incorporate it into decisions that affect the team, the customer and your bottom line.

Cultivating a Customer-Focused Culture

Brad Cleveland

The culture of doing the daily hard work to focus on what’s best for customers. What do organizations with the most engaged employees and customer-focused cultures have in common? The number one key to sustaining great service is culture.

What Does It Take To Be A Customer Focused Organization?


As business owners, we want to believe if we INTEND to have a customer-focused organization, we will! It’s organic – we just ARE customer focused. Consider the ways growth and scale as an organization can threaten the focus on the customer.

5 Habits of Highly Customer Focused Companies

CSM Magazine

In the quest to improve the customer experience and customer loyalty, it is helpful to consider the ‘cultural habits’ of successful service organizations, such as: Disney, Apple, Southwest Airlines, Wegmans, Nordstrom, and Amazon.

5 Silent Issues that Destroy Customer-Focused Innovation


Co-creation sessions, customer journey workshops and customer-focused innovation summits can sound so sexy and intriguing. Customer experience is the most fun when we find those important a-ha moments.

Three steps to create customer-focused change

Heart of the Customer

Customer experience (CX) is about change. They see their role as being on the outside, there to show the business what the customers really […]. The post Three steps to create customer-focused change appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

5 Ways to Instill Customer Focused Values Throughout your Organization


Customer experience is about so much more than call-center scripts or proper protocol around customer complaints. The best companies, the ones we know as customer experience leaders, adopt a customer focused view to everything. Happy Customer Experience Day!

Carolyn McCall, CEO, Easyjet – An Example of a Courageous Customer Focused Leader


I am no more educated that the next man or woman – nor am I the global expert on Customer Experience. As a self-employed Customer Experience specialist, I barely have the time to respond to phone calls and emails – and I only have myself to answer to!

Why Do Customers Focus on seemingly Unimportant Things?

Beyond Philosophy

Colin Shaw and Professor Ryan Hamilton discuss why customers often focus on seemingly unimportant things and how these thing can in fact be the most important. The post Why Do Customers Focus on seemingly Unimportant Things?

5 Traits of Customer-Focused Companies

Michel Falcon Experience

How do you personally define a customer-focused company? I’m not talking about a company that claims to be customer-focused but one that genuinely obsesses over improving their customer experience.

Verint Speakers: Changing the Game through Customer Focus and Insights for Stronger Loyalty


Verint’s Martyn Riddle, marketing director, Asia Pacific region, will present as part of a panel called “Customer-Obsessed Game Changers” at this Forrester event at 2:50 p.m. CX Sydney 2017. May 9; Sydney, Australia.

12 Steps to a Customer-Focused Culture

CSM Magazine

More and more companies are recognizing just how important a deliberate and intentional customer-focused culture is, but few companies do it well. Make customer service a key priority. Involve Your Customers: No one knows what your customers want better than your customers.

Staples’ Secret For Online Success? Extreme Customer Focus - Frank Reactions

Tema Frank

Extreme Customer Focus appeared first on Frank Reactions. Canada Customer Service / Customer Experience Frank Reactions Podcast Internet Marketing Retail Shows Social Media Usability ceo customer focus Staples Steve MatyasHard to imagine, given that Canada is still way behind when it comes to e-commerce, but Staples Canada was in the first wave of companies in the world to test the online waters.

20 Top Customer Focused Takeaways from CRM Evolution

Tricia Morris

The top challenges organizations say they face in delivering a superior customer experience are: (1) consistency across channels, (2) ensuring that all inquiries are responded to and documented, and (3) utilizing customer data to identify trends. greater customer lifetime value.

Customer Focused CIOs Should Avoid Bimodal IT


Last week, we examined the pressures on the CMO to deliver faster, more relevant innovation to drive customer engagement across a growing number of channels, and how these pressures continue to lead to a proliferation of Martech software acquisitions that are disconnected from traditional IT systems.

15 Ways to Conduct Successful Customer Focus Groups

CSM Magazine

Maybe you are the owner of a small business who wants to find out what your customers are thinking. Maybe you work for a business, and your boss has assigned you to get some customer feedback. There is more to a focus group than just talking with a set of people.

4 Steps To A Customer Focused Company Culture

A customer-centered company culture is overwhelmingly resistant to being knocked off by your competition. But the one idea that our customers value the most cannot be copied: the consistent quality of our exceptional service. The curse of the short-term focus.

The One Thing We Must Do to Create a Customer Focused Culture


To kick off the start of 2017 I could share my “Top Seventeen Ways to Deliver Great Customer Service in 2017.” Not only is the focus on one idea, but really it’s just one word. A customer’s sales journey is different than a service or support journey.

Building a strong customer-focused service culture


Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Building a strong customer-focused service culture. All customers today want fast, accurate and comprehensive service, but increasingly they require more – they want to have meaningful conversations that engage them with the brand.

4 Non-Negotiable Traits of Customer Focused CEO’s

Michel Falcon Experience

To be customer focused, a CEO must pay great attention to past, present and future customer behaviours, motivations and aversions. Do you work with a customer focused CEO? Does he invest to improve the company’s customer experience on a consistent basis?

5 CX Essentials for Starting a Customer-Focused Business

Win the Customer

In order to succeed in any business, it’s critical to map out needs and wants of customers and prospects in order develop a business focused on meeting the customer experience expectations of its audience. Learn to Sell to the Right Customers.

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Renewed Customer Focus Boosts McDonald's Bottom Line

Think Customers

Part of the reason McDonald's has misfired is that it lost touch with its customers' interests. But buoyed by a strong fourth quarter that beat analysts' expectations, McDonald's recent customer-focused turnaround appears to be putting some luster back in the golden arches. Customer Engagement Customer Experience Customer Loyalty Customer Strategy customerexperienceimprovement customerexperiencetrends retailcustomerexperience

Are you Inside-Out or Outside-In? Designing a Customer-Focused Process

Beyond Philosophy

An organization’s process tells me a great deal about how Customer-centric they are. Is the process designed for the good of the Customer or was it designed for the good of the company? In my experience, the latter is more likely than the former, leaving most organizations with a process lacking a customer focus. The Naive to Natural assessment looks at nine areas of a company to determine how Customer centric the organization is with their Customer Experience.

?Inside-Out? or ?Outside-In?: How Centricity Differs from a Customer Focused Approach


re involved in customer relationship management and the culture of customer experience, then you?re re probably familiar with many of the various approaches and philosophies of how a business could or should interact with its customers If you?re

Characteristics of a customer-focused company

CX Advantage Walker

"Market orientation refers to the organizationwide generation of market intelligence pertaining to current and future needs of customers, dissemination of intelligence within the organization, and responsiveness to it." 468 My last post defined the concept of market orientation and how important it is to our understanding of customer centricity. The post Characteristics of a customer-focused company appeared first on CX Advantage.

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


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?

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The Customer Minute! The simple way to get ‘Customer’ on to your agenda


So what have these ramblings got to do with Customer Experience? When considering what this has to do with Customer Experience, try to identify where ‘customer’ comes on that agenda? For that reason, they decided to introduce THE CUSTOMER MINUTE.

Customer Service Composure Tips: 5 Ways to Stay Calm Under Pressure

Who's Your Gladys?

The post Customer Service Composure Tips: 5 Ways to Stay Calm Under Pressure appeared first on Who's Your Gladys? Can you make yourself appear calm and composed, when you’re not? When you’re nervous, do your hands get sweaty or clammy?

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Verint Speakers: Automation + Workforce Engagement = Competitive Edge


Keeping Customer Promises: Time for the Back Office to Come to the Forefront Webinar. ET webinar focused on the vital role back-office operations play in the customer experience equation. Customer Response Summit. Strata Data Conference.