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5 ways to prepare for a new era of Customer Experience

OpinionLab

If you’re familiar with the Gartner Hype Cycle , you’re probably familiar with the “peak of inflated expectations” and the “trough of disillusionment” that are precursors to the “plateau of productivity” represented by emerging technologies. While Customer Experience (CX) is not a technology (although technology supporting CX is becoming more and more prevalent in Gartner’s hype cycle), you may be observing a similar CX evolution in your organization and in the market.

How data analysis of customer reviews could have helped WOW Air avoid a shut-down

Keatext

The post How data analysis of customer reviews could have helped WOW Air avoid a shut-down appeared first on Keatext. Customer Experience airlines hospitality WOW Air

The Power of Effective CX Leadership

CX Chronicle

We often hear that to deliver a great customer experience, it must start at the top with executive buy-in and commitment. While this is certainly true, it also requires an experienced and committed CX Leader. Of course, being a CX Leader is not easy. It’s even harder to be an effective one.

4 Tactics to Building and Managing Customer Success with Allison Pickens

Customer Bliss

One of the things I like most when talking to people about their career journeys is understanding how the skills they’ve learned along the way help them succeed in their current leadership role.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

7 practical steps to build a data-driven CX program

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Recent articles about customer experience (CX) have included statements as grandiose as: “Customer experience is the new brand.”- Forbes. Put customer experience at the heart of your operations.”- McKinsey. Customer experience is the key competitive differentiator.” - Wall Street Journal.

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How to Create the Perfect Post-Chat Survey

GetFeedback

Post-chat surveys are the best method to measure if you’ve successfully implemented your live chat customer service program.

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How to Improve Small Business Call Centers

inContact

Many small businesses count on customer service as a competitive differentiator against larger companies. Having a small business call center is a key piece of creating a competitive advantage with customer service. . If you’re a small business without a call center today, why should you create one? Almost every business interacts with its customers in some way, usually by phone.

How to Grow as a CCO: 5 Lessons in Leadership

Customer Bliss

I’ve been so pleased with the response to my recent video on looking ahead at the state of customer experience, which sparked a lively conversation on LinkedIn and gotten more than 13,000 views so far (wow!).

Menu monster: the IVR that devoured customer experience

NewVoiceMedia

Imagine a technology that promises to help your business but instead is poisoning your customer’s experiences. A technology that has its most deadly effect at the precise moments when your customers need you the most.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Survey Tools: Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Right Tool for You

GetFeedback

No matter what kind of business you’re in, you need to know your audience well in order to sell to them, educate them, and to ultimately retain them as loyal customers. So, how can you learn about them? Sending surveys. But, in order to be successful, you need to create surveys deliberately. You need the right survey tools. When it comes to choosing survey tools, there are a number of factors at play.

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Valvoline Firing on All Cylinders with CXone

inContact

Valvoline has built a trusted worldwide brand over decades in premium automotive lubricant products, services and stores. Its 180+ agent contact center handles more than 2.5 million inbound interactions annually—everything from product questions from customers to queries from large retail partners. In its local service centers, though, the customer experience was lacking. Callers to the centers encountered a lot of background noise.

How to Engage Gen Z in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

Quick, is Gen Z old enough to work yet? No checking Wikipedia…. Answer: Yes. While there is a bit of a gray area between where exactly Millennials stop and Gen Z starts, demographers pretty much agree that the starting birth years for Gen Z are in the late 90s.

Net Promoter Score: The Complete Guide

TechSee

The Contact Center KPIs that Matter Most – TechSee Data Sheet Collection Part 1. In the first of our new series of in-depth data sheets, you’ll discover the huge impact that Visual Support has on NPS, according to some of TechSee’s biggest clients.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

5 Critical CX Insights You’re not Gathering Today

CloudCherry

Insights shine a light on hidden opportunities. CX insights can help you connect experience to your business goals, beat the competition and deliver a consistently delightful experience to your customers. Gaining insight is essential to your success. At CloudCherry, we want to disrupt the customer experience industry. There’s a lot of noise out there about what CX teams should be doing. But rarely do platforms actually deliver on the thought leadership they put out through their PR efforts.

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The Five-Stage Road to Customer Experience Maturity: Where is Your Organization?

inContact

Most contact centers share a goal of delivering excellent customer service. But how many truly achieve that objective? Disjointed policies, processes, technology and practices can all be obstacles en route to excellent customer service. Customer experience has never been more important in earning brand loyalty — and for your center to improve, you should understand how your organization compares with others.

Six Tech Essentials to Streamline Your Restaurant’s Operations

IntouchInsight

Six technologies that can streamline your restaurant operations and improve your restaurant’s relationship with its customers and staff in the process

Retail Auto: Developing “Customers for Life” with Outbound Programs!

MaritzCX

Service BDC 2.0 Catching the call” is the primary objective for service BDCs. It’s the main reason they are launched and first and foremost in the minds of service managers and GMs. That’s still valid. But there’s a number two priority that will be just as important for the future, in fact, it already is. View Article. Automotive

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6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Are You Up to Date on Customer Thresholds for Service Delivery?

Wired and Dangerous

We are seeing a lot of threshold alarms these days. Highway freeways tell us “minimum speed 40 mph.” It is a way of keeping horse drawn buggies off the road. Minimum orders signal that only volume purchases are allowed.

Most AI Chatbots will Fail, and That’s Okay!

inContact

Chat is a favorite interaction channel for customers and is increasingly offered as an option on websites and mobile apps. In our NICE inContact CX Transformation Benchmark , chat has the highest satisfaction of all channels with 47% of consumers saying they were very satisfied with chat, as it provides convenient, quick, and helpful service. According to WhosOn , 68% of people prefer to have root canal without anesthetics, a tax audit or a dinner with mother-in-law, rather than to wait on hold.

What Men Want: African-American Men on Love, Dating and Marriage

QuestionPro Audience

In a recent article based on an EBONY/QuestionPro study, we took a deep dive into Black women’s current attitudes on love, dating, marriage and other issues. The data was surprising and complex. But what about the guys?

Nobody Goes There Anymore… It’s Too Crowded

ShepHyken

The other day I was driving by a Chick-fil-A restaurant at lunchtime. I was blown away by how many people were in the drive-through lane. There had to be at least 20 cars. I thought to myself, “That’s a long line. You really have to love Chick-fil-A to brave that line at lunchtime.”.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

Episode 44 – What You GET From Your Customer Experience Focus – Different ROIs

Kristina Evey

Customer Experience deliverables separate from traditional ROI Clarity and alignment of your desired Culture and Core Values A unified front … Read More Episode 44 – What You GET From Your Customer Experience Focus – Different ROIs. The post Episode 44 – What You GET From Your Customer Experience Focus – Different ROIs appeared first on Kristina Evey. Core Values Customer Experience Management customer satisfaction employee engagement Podcasting Uncategorized

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What is an IVR (Interactive Voice Response)?

inContact

At the simplest level, an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) is an automated interface that allows you to interact with callers to gather data, and potentially resolve an issue without having to direct that caller to an agent. For example, if they just want to know their account balance. . Before I go deeper into WHAT an IVR is, I think we should start with the WHY. Why should you use an IVR in your contact center? Some core advantages of an IVR in a contact center environment include: .

Do You Believe in Your Company's Core Values?

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Do employees believe in the core values? Do they even know their company's core values? Core values are the fundamental beliefs of an organization; they guide executives and employees in identifying which behaviors and actions are right and which are wrong.

Amazing Business Radio: Natalie Petouhoff

ShepHyken

From AI to “HIMI” Human-Inspired Machine Intelligence. Shep Hyken interviews Dr. Natalie Petouhoff. They discuss AI in business—what works and what doesn’t work, how it can help companies and employees succeed, and how we can best utilize it.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.