April, 2017

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The Human Experience (HX) – the result of all other experiences

ijgolding

There are certain things in life that are indisputable. Money does not grow on trees, is just one example. The earth is round, is another. Additionally, it cannot be denied that we – that is you and I – in fact all people on the planet – are human beings.

What Makes a Successful Customer Experience Leader?

360Connext

I’ve been so fortunate to work with some really great people. Many of these were clients who were charged with leading customer experience change within large companies. There are so many challenges in these positions.

Building a Culture of Customer Care Isn’t Easy

Kayako

This is a guest post by Mary Grace. She will guide you through why customer care is so important and how teams can feel empowered to help their customers. You love doing everything that you can for your customers.

Customer-to-Employee Recognition: A Revolutionary Approach to Engagement

MaritzCX

Customer centricity is the idea that organizations should not only serve their customers, but also get “close to them” — understand what they value, deliver exceptional experiences and memories, and work to build relationships.

How to Build Great Customer Journeys

Make Each Touchpoint a Meaningful Experience

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ChatBots are the Future of Customer Service

Jacada

5 Proof Points. Today, artificial intelligence is one of the fastest growing technologies within IT operations.

3 Ways to Stop Creating Poor Experiences

360Connext

Ever hear of a “stop doing” list? All the cool kids and productivity gurus have mentioned them. The idea is to create a not-to-do list so you are reminded of tasks you should delegate, ignore, or intentionally decide to cease.

Why People Leave Managers

CX Journey

Image courtesy of pedrosimoes7 Do people leave managers or do they leave companies? My last few posts have focused a bit more on culture and leadership (or lack thereof); in today's post, I'll continue the trend with a focus on management sins.

2017 MaritzCX Auto Summit – Las Vegas

MaritzCX

This year’s MaritzCX Auto Summit participants went full throttle at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. CX leaders from the industry’s top automotive manufacturers went lightning fast down the straight-away’s and tightly hugged corners in some of the fastest, most exciting cars in the world.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

In Finance, Customer Service Can Make (or Break) Your Company’s Reputation

ReviewTrackers

Reputation is a powerful business currency in banking and financial services. But reputational crises continue to encumber firms. In a survey by Ernst & Young, respondents said reputation was one of the most important factors in deciding whether or not to trust a financial services provider.

How NPS was pioneered at Intuit & Sprint, with Brian Andrews – CB46

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. Brian Andrews is a pioneer in the implementation of NPS – the Net Promoter System™. We talk about his journey in figuring out exactly what it was, well before Fred Reichheld wrote his ground-breaking book.

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The Tipping Point for Loyalty Is Exceeding Customer Needs

Kayako

What do my customers want? This question is on the minds of most CEOs and managers who think about innovating and growing their companies. But sometimes this question makes us get ahead of ourselves.

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The right vendor is worth their weight in gold

Jacada

When implementing a new contact center, or transforming to a next generation one, the most critical piece of the puzzle is not the technologies implemented, but the vendor that does the implementing. Read More. Jacada Blog

How Does Customer Experience Impact Angry Customers?

Let's look at how the customer experience of an angry customer informs strategy, and how companies can transform frustrated customers into delighted ones.

The 10 Commandments of Customer Experience

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Castles, Capes & Clones I originally wrote today's post for Clicktools. It was published on their blog on June 7, 2016. I've made slight modifications. Are you following the 10 Commandments of Customer Experiences? Or is it time for a confession?

Key Questions to Answer Before Creating a Customer Experience Management Program

MaritzCX

The corporate world is very excited about the promise of improving customer experience, with an eye toward creating better financial outcomes. A Gartner Study found that in 2016, 89% of companies planned to differentiate themselves primarily based on their customer experience.

Customer Success Story: Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries

ReviewTrackers

Customers expect a positive experience when they dine at your restaurant. Online reviews are a vital source of customer feedback to improve the guest experience. They’re also a key source of information for customers when searching for a restaurant.

Vice President of Southwest Airlines Inflight Operations, with Sonya LaCore – CB45

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. Southwest Airlines has an industry-standard approach to promoting people from within. Sonya LaCore actually began as a flight attendant, rose through many levels of service leadership with in-flight crews, and today is the leader of all in-flight operations.

Are Your Technology Decisions Killing Your Customer Experience?

Read this eBook to learn how your database technology decisions can affect your ability to deliver either a transformational customer experience or a lackluster, dissatisfying encounter that benefits your competitors, not your bottom line.

Measuring Customer Loyalty Shouldn’t Be Difficult

Kayako

Which survey will measure customer loyalty and show us who our best customers are and those at risk of churn? Customer surveys that measure advocacy, satisfaction, and effort don’t give us the insights we need.

Measuring customer experience in less invasive ways

Jacada

Intruder alert! While it is crucial to find out exactly how your customer feels, in order to deliver better service, intrusive methods like surveys and callbacks can easily end up shooting your efforts in the foot. Read More. Jacada Blog

How to Unlock Your Outstanding Service Culture for Good

360Connext

Service culture is the holy grail for many organizations. It’s the secret sauce of those companies we hold up as the role models of customer-centricity. Companies like Rackspace or Safelite are well-known disruptors in their industries simply because they focus like crazy on their customers.

Getting Real Business Value from Customer Journey Mapping

MaritzCX

5 Customer Satisfaction Templates You Can Use Right Away

Begin or improve your customer satisfaction program with these 5 ready to use templates.

What’s causing the retail apocalypse, and what companies can do about it

Vision Critical

A renowned luxury fashion brand announces deep job cuts. A multinational discount shoe retailer files for bankruptcy protection. A major department store chain, once the biggest name in retail, admits that its future is now in doubt.

Addressing the United incident, Part 1

Customer Bliss

I realize everyone and their mother and their mother’s dog walker has weighed in on the United incident by now, but people have been prodding me for my formal response. And so I am parsing it out for you in two parts. This will be Part 1.

Why Support Should Have a Voice in Product Development

Kayako

Where do you begin when you develop a new product or feature? Product development can seem overwhelming. There are so many moving parts that trying to create something valuable from nothing can seem impossible. And with so many stakeholders to please, whose opinion should you seek?

4 Technology Trends set to Improve Customer Experience in 2017

Jacada

There's no denying the fact that customer service is critical to any business. As customers have more alternatives than ever, the businesses that win the battle of customer service gain a clear competitive advantage.

Customer Experience Strategy: How to Measure the Immeasurable

Take a second to reflect on the brands you love. How do you go about creating an awesome customer experience strategy that works for your own customers?

To Unlock True Benefits of Digital Transformation, Moving to the Cloud is First Step

inContact

As more enterprise organizations move their businesses to the cloud, many of them are surprised to learn that the biggest payoffs from transformational change are unlocked after moving their technology platform to the cloud.

5 Ways to Create Social Media Advocates

MaritzCX

There’s tremendous power in customers advocating for your brand via “word of mouse,” and many companies are wondering how to harness the customer feedback collected through surveys to bolster their company’s online presence.

10 Tips to Manage Business Continuity During Crisis

Merlin

In today’s digital world, businesses and companies are highly dependent on their in-house IT systems or IT service companies. But, when Mother Nature decides to throw a tantrum, IT infrastructure and systems can be damaged.

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