The Difference Between Customer Focus and… NOT

ShepHyken

His plea was, “We are so NOT customer-focused, and we need to be!” He then shared what may be one of the most crystal-clear examples of the difference between a company that is customer focused and one that isn’t. Is it easy for your customers or not?

5 Ways to Instill Customer Focused Values Throughout your Organization

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer Experience Leaders Have a Global Customer Focus. Even after over a decade of helping small and large businesses alike, I still meet leaders who believe that Customer Experience is just about so much call-center scripts or proper protocol around customer complaints.

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Covid-19 Crisis Management Planning with a Customer Focus

Wired and Dangerous

How are you communicating with your customers and employees today regarding the steps you are taking to maintain a safe environment while providing an appropriate experience. Crisis management for a service issue such as COVID – 19 requires customer and employee logic.

Five Ways to Create the Customer-Focus Mindset

ShepHyken

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.

5 Ways to Instill Customer Focused Values Throughout your Organization

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

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!

The Boss Can Kill the Customer Service Buzz

ShepHyken

We were a self-service station, so our role was that of cashier more than anything else. He said, “Son, this is a self-service gas station. First, we all have two responsibilities: do the job we were hired to do and also take care of the customer.

Free Webinar: How to Keep Your Service Teams Customer-Focused

CSM Magazine

In these uncertain times it is important to keep your customer at the heart of what you do. To deliver exceptional customer service and inspire loyalty you need to create an internal culture that emphasises this. Harriet Treadwell, Head of Customer Love, Butternut Box.

When Customer Service Gets Lost in Translation

Who's Your Gladys?

The post When Customer Service Gets Lost in Translation appeared first on Who's Your Gladys? Customer Service customer service performance Dissatisfied customer Lori Jo Vest customer focus Customer Service Articles customer service training MINI Cooper

Leadership behaviors required to create a customer-focused culture

NewVoiceMedia

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.

Starting a Culture of Customer-Focused Innovation

Customers That Stick

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To retain Customers focus on People Value instead of Products

One Millimeter Mindset

The people value which organizations and associations bring to customers’ tables influences whether customers will stick with you. Your people, and their understanding of the intrinsic value they provide to stakeholders and customers, are your “secret sauce.”.

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.

A Doctor’s Prescription for Good Customer Service

ShepHyken

This reminds us that having a good system with good people who understand how to take care of their customers is the backbone of a good service experience. The guest or customer wins because of the great service. Here’s another great story we can learn from.

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.

Make Customer Service a Habit -

Kristina Evey

Make Customer Service a Habit. Daily actions of Customer Service are what makes a difference in the minds of the people we work with. cultural mindset Customer Experience Management Customer service good customer service

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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10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience. Superior customer service depends on superior customer-facing employees; here’s an article of mine on how to get them.

Customer Service or Lip Service?

CX Journey

In your company, is "customer focus" just a poster on the wall? How many times have you walked into an establishment and been bombarded by posters or signs about customer satisfaction, listening to customers, great customer service, etc.? Not lip service.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 2, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. CX Is Broken: Five Takeaway’s From NTT Ltd’s 2020 Customer Experience Benchmarking Report by Stan Phelps. Zendesk) The good news is that customer focus can be improved.

The Customer Service Gap

ShepHyken

I’ve written about the customer service gap before. The second version of the gap focused on narrowing the distance between you and your customers. This also puts your competition further away from your customers. Here are just a few ideas: Survey your customers.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 23, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Customer Service Pet Peeves That’ll Make Your Customers Cringe in 2020 by SmarterCX Team. Make Your Customer Service Ready For 2020 by CrazyCall.

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

NewVoiceMedia

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.

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

ShepHyken

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.

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.

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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. Be Customer-Focused: Put your customer needs ahead of your own.

Create Your Customer Service Mantra

ShepHyken

Along those lines, I want you to come up with a customer service promise. For some companies, their tagline is their customer service promise. For example, Zappos.com ’s tagline is Powered by Service. Three words that exhibit a commitment to the customer.

4 Steps To A Customer Focused Company Culture

Help.com

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. That service is based on a corporate culture.

What Makes Good Customer Service

ShepHyken

National Customer Service Week is coming up the first week in October. This is a time to appreciate employees for doing a great job taking care of customers. And, of course, there is showing some love and appreciation to your customers. What makes good customer service?”

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?

Customer Service Training is Not What You Think it is

ShepHyken

Many companies have a great focus on providing an excellent or, as I like to call it, amazing customer service experience. They do customer service training during the onboarding process. Customer service training doesn’t have to be so formal. The repetition of the message—which can be as simple as customer service is important —is the key to sustain the power of their initial training.

Customer Service & CX Leaders Make the Best Magic TOGETHER

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

The first week of October is both Customer Service Week and the week of CX Day! This week of celebrating success through CX and better customer service is an important reminder that we all serve a role in this. Customer service agents need to feel heard, too.

Who Owns Customer Service?

ShepHyken

Customer service is what I’m all about. It is my life’s mission to help companies create a customer service experience that customers think is amazing. But, surely some company that is totally focused on their customers would already own it.

Customer Service Is a Habit (So Is Bad Customer Service)

ShepHyken

This week is National Customer Service Week. Happy Customer Service Week! It became a book, officially titled, Be Amazing or Go Home: Seven Customer Service Habits that Create Confidence with Everyone. Delivering good customer service is a habit.

No Toilet Paper – Is Customer Service Getting Worse?

ShepHyken

Some people claim that customer service is getting worse. Customers are getting smarter and expecting more. The customer service “bar” is raised by great companies who teach us what good customer service should be.

Five Reasons Your Company May Fail at Customer Service

ShepHyken

Customer Service Culture. There are a number of reasons that companies fail at customer service. You can’t just say, “Let’s give great customer service.” You have to define what it is, what it looks like and what you want the customer to experience.

Your Customer Service DNA

ShepHyken

Some people are just naturally good at providing great customer service. I realized that there was a point in my life that I could look back and say, “That’s when I knew I was passionate about taking care of customers.” That was my “Customer Service DNA.”.

Charging More for a Better Customer Service Experience

ShepHyken

It’s almost a given that every company has some form of a customer service department. Even the smallest companies – with just one solo entrepreneur – will act as if they have a customer service department. Why do people reach out to the customer service department?