2016

Report: 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings of Tech Vendors

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings of Tech Vendors that rates the customer experience of 62 large tech vendors based on a survey of 800 IT decision makers from large North American firms. This is the fifth year of the ratings, here are links to the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 ratings. Here is the executive summary […].

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Do Customer Journeys Drive Your Content Strategy?

Kerry Bodine

This journey map for the Exploratorium , a science museum in San Francisco, is one of my favorites. That’s because the folks at the former design agency Adaptive Path (which was acquired by Capital One back in 2014) did a great job of highlighting two key things: 1) The entirety of the customer experience.

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What 1000 Consumers Say About Bad Customer Service

Kayako

CONTENTS. Intro: Word of mouth marketing. 1: The importance of getting it right first time. 2: Our experiment. 3: The results. 4: What this means for your business. 5: Is it too late to win the customer back? What you can do to rectify bad customer service. Takeaways. Intro: Word of mouth marketing. Word of mouth marketing is one of the most valuable forms of marketing with 92% of consumers believing recommendations from friends and family over all forms of advertising.

5-Minute CEO Hack For Creating a Customer-Inspired Culture

AskNicely

How can the CEO of a major organization change the company culture in just five minutes a day? A few years ago, I found that I was asking myself the same question. I decided that, although I might not be able to change everything that was wrong with my company in five minutes, I could make things better for one person. I committed myself to personally responding to one customer each day.

Discovering Successful Scripting for Your Contact Center

Speaker: Colin Taylor, CEO & Chief Chaos Officer at The Taylor Reach Group, Inc

Scripts have been around as long as contact centers. Scripts attempt to set out an ‘ideal’ path to success on the call, whether that's a sale, a resolved inquiry, or a closed case. While some scripting attempts have failed, AI and Agent Assist technologies can help.

7 Top Tips to Create a Customer-Centric Culture 

ijgolding

As customer experience has become increasingly recognised as a thing of tangibility, so has the need to adopt and embed the skills and competencies that make managing it (customer experience that is) a reality. Any ‘concept’ that becomes something requiring methodologies, approaches, tools and techniques, also requires the need for people to understand how to use, deploy and embed them.

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Generation Z statistics: New report on the values, attitudes and behaviors of the post-Millennials

Alida

Generation Z, the cohort born between 1996 and 2010, is ready for the spotlight. Finally escaping the shadows of the generations before them, many Gen Zers are now entering the workforce. As a result, their spending power, currently valued at $44 billion , is growing every day. Also known as Gen Z, iGeneration (iGen) or Net Gen, this cohort is massive and influential. In U.S. alone, there are 65 million of them. By 2020, Generation Z will account for 40 percent of all consumers in the U.S.

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5 Ways to Improve B2B Customer Engagement Through Omnichannel Tactics

Customer Bliss

Guest Post by Robert C. Johnson: Robert is co-founder and CEO of TeamSupport.com , a cloud-based, B2B software application built to help customer-facing support teams serve clients better through stronger collaboration, superior teamwork, and faster issue resolution. Over the years, the B2B (business-to-business) industry hasn’t exactly taken to adopting the latest customer engagement technology as quickly as its B2C (business to consumer) counterparts.

Thirty Drivers of Value Perceptions, or Why Customers Love Your Company

InMoment XI

Customers love a company because they perceive value in their interactions with its people, products, and services. As customer experience (CX) professionals, we usually measure this sense of value with the Net Promoter Score®, or NPS®, which is a nominal indication of how likely the customer is to recommend the company to another person, and. View Article

The Kindness GAP: Differentiation by Practicing Civility in Uncivil Times

Michelli Experience

In addition to highly conflictual political discourse (which may have sunk to an all-time low in the US), I’ve recently observed a number of people making obscene gestures at one another, swearing, and ranting in stores as well as during miscellaneous business transactions.

2022 Contact Center Buyers' Guide

As contact center needs and pain points have evolved, so have contact center buying processes. This guide focuses on the key areas that contact center leaders should address to help achieve their operational and financial goals, including what questions to ask to drive optimal performance.

Live Chat Best Practices

BlueOcean

In a world fueled by technology and a culture plagued by busy-ness, where many people turn to texting and instant messaging as their first and fastest route of communication, it makes sense why live chat is a growing channel for customer support. A recent Gartner report suggests that its presence as a customer engagement channel will increase from 2% to 10% of all interactions by 2018, with over 80% of companies making it available for their customers.

Customer Emotions (Joy, Anger, Sadness, and Fear) Affect Contact Center Interactions

Experience Matters

As you may know, Temkin Group labeled 2016 “The Year of Emotion” in its annual listing of customer experience trends. Because emotion drives loyalty. And yet, despite its significant impact on customer loyalty, organizations do not focus on emotion enough. So to help increase organizations’ awareness of this critical area of customer experience, we […]. Emotion

10 Steps To Mapping Your Current Customer Journey

Kerry Bodine

Of the four types of customer journey maps , the current-state map is the most ubiquitous. That’s not surprising, given how many organizations are trying to understand their customers’ current pain points and improve the customer experience. Wondering how you can get started mapping your own organization’s current-state journey map? Follow these 10 steps: 1. Identify an important problem area through existing (mostly quantitative) data.

The Subtle Differences Between Customer Support and Customer Service

Kayako

The term ‘customer service’ evokes nostalgia for sales clerks in long aprons in country town emporiums. Some see it as the old-fashioned version of customer support. Many people can’t distinguish between terms ‘customer support’ and ‘customer service’. It’s confusing! Some businesses have rejected the term ‘customer service’ – in a bid to modernize an existing department – in favor of ‘customer support’ which sounds contemporary or even call it ‘customer success’.

Winning Solutions to Keep Contact Center Agents Engaged

Speaker: Adam Saad - Founder & CEO, Tech Stack Advising

In order to keep agents both satisfied and engaged, we must develop a plan that both mitigates these concerns with current agents and halts any potential issues that may arise with new hires. These plans must also take into account the different environments and locations your agents may be working in.

Dashboards: Driving Your Business Like a Sports Car, Not a School Bus

AskNicely

Having the right dashboard can revolutionize your business in terms of success and your own enjoyment. A dashboard is meant to give you vital information and data at a glance, with users able to access everything from sales and marketing data to finance, inventory reports and website analytics. Essentially, a dashboard puts all your critical info into one spot in a neat and visual display so you don’t have to log into different systems to get all of the information you need.

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Customer Experience: The Differentiation Battleground

ijgolding

The Golding family car – a Renault Grand Espace we affectionately call ‘the beast’ – is reaching the end of its life. Despite transporting us to all corners of the UK; the entire length of France; and from La Coruna to Barcelona and Menorca in Spain; all good things come to an end. We have both accepted that the time has come to find a replacement. In looking for a new car, we identified a small number of criteria: Seven seats.

Six new customer service tips to share with your team

Vonage

Each week, I send out a Customer Service Tip of the Week email to my subscribers. Not a subscriber yet? Get it here.). It’s usually a reminder. The idea is to reinforce good customer service skills by starting each week with a specific tip to focus on. Eventually, the tips cycle through and start over again. I’ll occasionally add some new tips to the mix. Starting November 28, subscribers will see six weeks of brand new tips. Well, they may not be entirely new.

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How smart brands measure customer intelligence ROI

Alida

In our e-book The 10 Smartest Brands: How They Use the Competitive Advantage of Customer Intelligence , we reveal how companies like D E WALT, LinkedIn and Salomon engage with customers to make better marketing, customer experience and product innovation decisions. These companies understand that the more they know their customers, and the more they engage with them, the greater the benefits of customer intelligence.

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How to Inspire and Empower Contact Center Agents Through Collaborative Coaching

Speaker: Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

Collaborative coaching truly guides agents to connect authentically to customers better each time. Join Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™ & Author of Leading Morale to understand how call center agents get the most out of collaborative coaching.

The proactive approach to customer complaints

Customer Bliss

Customer complaints are everywhere, and happen all the time. The word “complaints” is a bad word, yes — on the surface. But there’s power in customer complaints, just as there’s power in any feedback. Quickly, before we get to the action items on this post: think of your favorite brands. Consider brands that you love. You buy from them all the time. Or consider a restaurant/bar in your neighborhood that you adore.

When Life Gives you Early Labor: A CX Story

InMoment XI

I knew the unexpected was possible, as a researcher and a realist. But I also knew the odds were in my favor, as someone who relies heavily on statistics and trusts data over anecdotes. Your second comes earlier,” everyone said. “It’ll It’ll be fine. I really want to get this training under my belt before taking. View Article

Make a Mouse: The Power of a Culture of Customer Experience Excellence

Michelli Experience

I’ve often said anyone can create a mouse. All you have to do is put a copious quantity of food and cloth scraps on your floor and, over time, a mouse will appear. The same can be said for great service cultures. Leaders are responsible for “creating the right environment” for world-class customer experiences to occur. Take Starbucks as an example. . .

5 Strategies for Improving Call Center Coaching Sessions

NICE inContact

Every contact center manager wants a team of agents that perform at optimum levels. The path to getting to that point, however, isn’t always easy. While building a strong group dynamic is important, managers must also nurture individual team members with helpful guidance. As many managers know, there’s an art to delivering constructive feedback to employees. When executed correctly, regular coaching sessions can inspire agents to elevate their performance to new heights.

Sustaining Employee Engagement in the Contact Center

Speaker: Paul Ellis, Contact Center SME & Business Consultant for One You Love Homecare LLC

Join Paul Ellis, Contact Center SME & Business Consultant for One You Love Homecare LLC, for best practices and leadership strategies to fortify an economy of compassion and genuine empathy in the contact center.

The Changing Pattern of Consumer Communications

Experience Matters

For the past several years, we’ve been examining how U.S. consumers prefer to communicate with each other, analyzing their answers to the question, Which method would you most likely use to communicate with your friends? As you can see in the figure below: Text messages are on the rise (+8 points between 2012 and 2016), while […]. Customer experience

Are Your Bad Sleep Habits Ruining Your Contact Center Career?

BlueOcean

Humor us for a moment and set down that mug of steaming coffee before you keep reading. You know as well as we do that no amount of caffeine will perk you up if you’re feeling sleep deprived. Whether it’s late night work, midnight Netflix bingeing, a crying baby, or snoring partner, stress, or any other regular disruption to quality sleep, it’s likely your bad sleep habits are ruining your career. The importance of sleep is a big topic these days.

Activate Your Customer Service Superpowers with Kayako and Zapier

Kayako

Let’s face it: customer support is a superhero role. You make customers happy, remove roadblocks, and save the day when catastrophes arise. But it can be difficult to do all of that when your faithful sidekicks (in this case, the tools you use to do your job) don’t let you achieve your full potential. There are two superpowers that are essential for modern customer service: X-Ray Vision, and Telekenesis.

Why You Aren’t Getting Responses With Survey Monkey

AskNicely

Are you sending surveys with Survey Monkey? Getting a single-digit response rate? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. Actually, it’s not Survey Monkey’s fault either. A sub-ten-percent response is pretty typical with conventional web-based surveys. I don’t mean to pick on Survey Monkey but, as the 800-pound gorilla, they’re a serial offender in creating surveys that people ignore. Here’s the thing. Surveys suck. Come on, we all know it.

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How to Leverage AI to Drive A Better Human Experience for Your Customers

Speaker: Adam Cutler, Co-Founder of IBM Design, IBM Distinguished Designer, AI Design

AI is about helping us be the best version of ourselves. When will AI comprise the whole CX sector & people won’t connect with real customer concerns? Join Adam Cutler, Co-Founder of IBM Design, to learn why it’s quite the opposite.