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Building a Customer Experience (CX) Strategy


More and more companies are realizing the importance of formalizing and strategizing the customer experience. However, many are unsure where to start, which leads to a common question, “How do you build a customer experience strategy?”. This article will help you understand what a CX strategy is and how to build one by adapting the philosopher Vanilla Ice’s famous words, “… Stop, Collaborate, and Listen.”. Step One: Stop & Understand Current State.

Six Ways Journey Mapping Can Drive ROI

Heart of the Customer

When doing customer journey mapping, it’s critical to start by identifying a business problem – one that you can solve through learning more about customer needs. This is the first question of our Five-Question Framework, which we’ll be discussing during our webinar on Wednesday, May 6 – we hope you’ll join us for that…or catch […]. The post Six Ways Journey Mapping Can Drive ROI appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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How to Build a Multi-Skilled CX Team


The top 9 skill sets you need in your core customer experience team in order to succeed. Articles

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How to Build a World-Class Customer Experience Program


Though every organization needs a customer experience (CX) solution tailored to its own industry, challenges, and strengths, there are several fundamental traits that all successful CX programs share. . In our latest webinar, “ Now is the Time to Assess and Reinvent Your CX Program” with Forrester Senior Analyst Faith Adams, Eric Smuda described five elements that together define world-class CX initiatives and can enable organizations to achieve transformational success: CX-Centric Data.

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How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Three Phases For Heading Back To Business

Experience Matters

Organizations need to plan for three phases of recovery after the post-COVID shut down: 1) Explore, 2) Reorient, and 3) Normalize. This post explains each phase and how Experience Management (XM) can help. The post Three Phases For Heading Back To Business appeared first on Experience Matters. COVID/Economic Recovery Customer experience XM - Experience Management

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Making Customer Experience Fun! The Budapest Bank CX Crossword Puzzle


Before you start reading this post, I must make it clear that whilst the centrepiece of it is about a game, the real story is much, much more than that. This is a post about customer experience (CX) transformation – about the incredible work being done by a bank in Eastern Europe in their quest to become sustainably customer centric. It is a post that demonstrates how hard work, collaboration, resilience, innovation and fun, can combine to power the transformation journey.

Smart Speakers Give Companies a New Way to Collect Customer Feedback


MaritzCX Continues to Focus on New Innovative Ways to Deliver Better CX A new method of Customer Experience data collection is emerging with Natural Voice. Everyone’s heard of Alexa, Siri, Google Home and Cortana, all Voice Recognition Software. But did you know that these same instruments have the ability to both give and collect Customer. View Article. General

How Do You Engage Employees? Adopt The Five I’s

Experience Matters

One of the key goals of any Experience Management (XM) program needs to be employee engagement. This is not only a critical outcome for Employee Experience (EX) efforts, but it’s also a critical input to delivering great customer experience. Because engaged employees are the trigger of a “virtuous cycle” of good customer experience and strong business results. So how can companies tap into this value? By focusing on a set of activities that we call the Five I’s of Employee Engagement: Inform.

The State of B2B Customer Experience Report


Our 2020 research reveals a new outlook on the CX space and how to thrive in it. Reports

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Customer Experience a Key Differentiator in Competitive Pet Health Insurance Industry

NICE inContact

Did you know that Lassie received the very first pet insurance policy in the US in 1982? You may not even know much about pet health insurance itself. Even though it appears to have existed in other parts of the world for decades, it has been much slower to catch on in the US. Similarly, customer experience has always existed, even though we weren’t yet aware of its importance to companies and the products they sell. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Customer Experience CXOne

Re-Launching a Legacy VoC Program


It’s important to challenge your way of thinking when it comes down to managing the customer experience, because there are always opportunities to improve how customers can communicate their feedback. The Australian Government (CSC) decided to tackle this initiative, in order to reinvent and relaunch their Voice of the Customer program. The Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation. View Article. Customer Journey

How to Provide Certainty Even During Times of Uncertainty

Experience Matters

Last month, at the XM Institute, we held our second ever XMPN Virtual Meetup. We met with experience management (XM) professionals from around the world, with most reigning from the APJ region and Africa. The bulk of the conversation was centered around applying XM during this time of crisis. We anchored this part of the discussion around four experience design-based tips for leaders, one of those tips being “choose certainty over uncertainty.”

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Did You Hear That? The Importance of Listening during Uncertain Times

Vision Critical

We’ve heard it said over and over again: these are unprecedented times. Every interaction—from the small-scale to the large-scale—is intrinsically different than it was prior to COVID-19. It is crucial for companies to prioritize people, both customers and employees. Customer Experience Employee Engagement

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Customer Experience a Key Differentiator in Competitive Pet Health Insurance Industry

NICE inContact

Did you know that Lassie received the very first pet insurance policy in the US in 1982? You may not even know much about pet health insurance itself. Even though it appears to have existed in other parts of the world for decades, it has been much slower to catch on in the US. Similarly, customer experience has always existed, even though we weren’t yet aware of its importance to companies and the products they sell. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Customer Experience CXOne

How To Deliver Consistent CX With Your Stressed-Out Workforce


Corporate America has been steadily shifting toward remote work models in recent years, but the Coronavirus crisis has sped things up considerably. With millions of Americans unable to get to the office, telecommuting isn’t just popular today - it’s necessary to continue doing business. Read More. Jacada Blog

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5 Insights from Horst Schulze on Leading with Purpose

Customer Bliss

During this time, I’ve been bringing together leaders who influence us all to share their wisdom in live conversations on LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow me on either platform to find out about my next live broadcast, join us, and ask your questions—we’ll answer them during the broadcast! How are you leading your organization? Are you doing so with a clear vision? With a plan on how you communicate with all of your business stakeholders when times get difficult?

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How to Revise Employee Experience for Social Distancing

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Today’s employee experience is not what people were promised. The employee experience today, with social distancing, distributed teams, and different expectations, is a far cry from what most of our employees have come to expect and rely upon. While some workers are happy with remote work, many had been very pleased to be anchored to the routine of a daily commute and the ability to walk out at the end of the workday.

Busy Season? Keep Customers Satisfied with Great Support

A great customer experience drives customer loyalty. Learn how to keep your customers happy this holiday season by helping them through their channel of choice with seasonal support experts.

3 Essentials For Making the Work From Home Call Center Work For You

NICE inContact

After spending the last couple of crazy months executing all of our contact center business continuity plans in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, let’s pause for a moment to reflect on what’s next for the work from home call center.

How COVID-19 Is Testing My Leadership Skills and What It Is Teaching Me Along the Way – a Weekly Update (Week Five)


Here at Calabrio, like many companies, we are entering our eighth week working from home. For a team where the majority are based in an office environment, we have now passed the phase where working from home is an experimental novelty. By now, we have settled in. We have created new routines, made decisions about what is and is not possible to maintain during quarantine, and generally revolutionized the way we operate as a company.

Maintaining Customer Relationships During a Pandemic

Wired and Dangerous

CX (customer experience) has been hot for a few years. But, IT wizardry and the push to cut costs by un-humanizing the service experience has too often removed the “relationship” from “customer experience” The by-product was aptly characterized by a friend of ours describing her bank knowledge of her account status but corresponding lack of desire to know her personally.

Salesforce FSM: 6 Tools that Drive Technician Enablement


Modernizing field service management (FSM) has become a priority for many organizations in a sector largely defined by legacy systems and outmoded practices. Many seasoned field service technicians are old-school – having only begun using smartphones in the recent past – creating efficiency issues within FSM. According to an industry survey , 52% of companies still use manual methods for most of their field service tasks, such as scheduling and work planning.

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The 5 E's of Community: Support Forums and Beyond

Speaker: Angelica Coleman, Community Lead, Snowflake

In order to establish a robust community, you need to have strong community objectives in place that are supported with the proper types of programs; programs that will help your community succeed. But narrowing down on your community objectives can be difficult, let alone knowing how to structure your community programs and offerings in a way that supports them. Join Vanilla Forums on Friday, October 8th at 12 PM ET for a webinar led by Angelica Coleman, the Community Lead at Snowflake, as she walks us through the 5 E's that are essential to establishing your key community objectives: Education, Enable, Expand, Engage and Evangelize.

Don’t Let Your Customers Fall in the Expected Experiences Gap


I’ve written about the concept of a “gap” a number of times over the years. Each time, the gap was different. The first time, I shared Dan Sullivan’s principle about the gap between the goal you wanted to achieve and your actual results, if you didn’t hit the goal. The difference was the gap. Another time I wrote about the competitive gap , which is about the gap or distance you put between you and your competition. The bigger the gap , the bigger your advantage.

COVID-19 Impacts on Contact Centers & Our Company


My heart goes out to everyone affected by COVID-19; these are truly challenging times. I wanted to share some helpful, data-driven industry insight gathered from our contact center customers, and some ideas of ways to bring teams closer together even as we’re forced to work apart. contact center call center cx assurance custserv work from home

5 Steps to Getting Started with Restaurant Reputation Management


Restaurant reputation management can mean the difference between a packed house or a slow Friday night with empty tables and no one on the waitlist. Cultivating a positive online reputation helps you stand out among local competitors. Research shows that 35 percent of all search traffic is local , and those consumers are looking at a business’s digital reputation and reviews before they decide to visit.

Interest in ‘The Occult’ Booms During Lockdown

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!