It fills me with no joy to have to write a post about companies that have delivered unacceptable Customer Experiences. It fills me with even less joy to have to do so about an organisation that I have previously admired. Regular readers of my blog know by now that I write about the good, the […]
I am going to start this post with a question you might find a little obvious – ‘do you know what the PURPOSE of your business is?’ Whilst it may be an obvious question, it is a remarkably important one. It is also a question that, from experience, I know many people find difficult to […]
Thrivers, Survivors and Nose-Divers! How to help people BELIEVE in transforming your Customer Experience?
I get to experience many wonderful things plying my trade around the world. I often have to pinch myself as a reminder that the things I am seeing, touching, hearing, and smelling are real and that they are actually happening to me! Since I became an independent Customer Experience Practitioner in 2012, I have rigorously […]
One year ago I wrote a blog post about leadership. It was a delight to write with great clarity about how an organisation had achieved remarkable things through strong, committed, innovative, focused and inspirational leadership. I was using this organisation as a model example of how leadership can deliver success to a business and inspire its […]
TALKING is easy. STARTING is harder….. but SUSTAINING is the hardest Customer Experience challenge of all!
Do you work for an organisation that aspires to ‘put the customer first’? Have you listened to senior leaders in your business talk about the importance of ‘being customer centric?’ Does your company have a ‘value’, or ‘vision’ or ‘mission’ that makes reference to ‘focusing on the customer’? How many of you work for companies […]
I have written many times in the past about the need for organisations who desire to become more Customer Centric to acknowledge the need for TRANSFORMATION. Transforming a business culturally, behaviorally and systemically is an enormous, long term challenge for the majority of companies all around the world. To truly transform, individuals and companies need […]
Last week I made a telephone call to my bank. A routine query, I chose to pick up the phone and call with my question, rather than use any other channel open to me. Having gone through the usual number selection process (or IVR as it is known technically), I was connected to a human. […]
If you have ever heard me speak in public, it is very likely you will have endured hearing me recount my favourite quote of all time. I know that ‘quotes of the day’ are not everyone’s bag, but sometimes you hear someone say something or are referred to something someone in authority has said and […]
As I quite literally travel the world talking, listening and working with individuals and organisations who have an interest in Customer Experience, I am regularly asked who the world’s ‘best’ Customer Experience brands are. ‘Who is good at CX?’ is a pretty typical question. It is a good question to ask and one that I […]
I remember reading a customer complaint letter whilst I was working with a large UK retailer. The complaints that were listed were all valid and well articulated, yet it was the final comment that sticks in my mind. It was along the lines of, “and when are you going to close down your Indian call […]