The customer has always been at the heart of every business, be it a street vendor selling hot dogs or a multi-national firm selling a wide range of products. All business have taken necessary measures, so that customers become loyal, provide repeat business, and advocate their products & brand – thereby increasing the customer base. Business mantras […]
Author Archives: Ian Golding
In this, my exclusive column for CustomerThink, I continue to explore in detail my perspective on seven ‘tips’ that will enable any organisation to become genuinely customer centric. It is important to stress that the ‘tips’ are in no particular order – tip number four is no less important than tip number one – although […]
If you have ever worked in a company that is looking to improve its sales, often Customer Experience(CX) is defined as the solution. Normally a CX expert is drafted in and a workshop created for the key stakeholders. This often generates initial clarity and in some cases a Level ‘0’ or Level ‘1’ model is […]
Inspiration, Dedication, Perspiration – welcome to the mind of the Customer Experience Professional!
Last week I was afforded the undeniable pleasure of spending two whole days with Diane Magers, CEO of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA). A career Customer Experience (CX) Professional, Diane recently spent three years with responsibility for the ‘Office of the Customer and Customer Experience Strategy’ at telco giant, AT&T. One passionate CX Professional […]
In this post, I continue to explore my tips to create a customer-centric culture. Experiencing both your employee AND customer journeys is a vital component that contributes to an organisation developing and sustaining everyone’s focus on the customer and each other. Last year, I said the following on this subject (among other things): “If a […]
Waterstones – Is it right to do whatever it takes to improve the business AND the Customer Experience?
I like writing articles that pose a question in the title. When I read articles written by others who also use this technique, I am very tempted to answer the question before reading any further. If you have done just that on this occasion, what was your answer? If you answered ‘yes’; or, ‘of course’; […]
Last night, I received an email from a good friend of mine asking for my input into a question they had been asked by the senior leadership team of their organisation. The question was as follows: What value has our business experienced as a result of all the Customer Experience (CX) work that has been done? […]
We like to talk about what good customer service (CS) can do for a business, but what about at the other end of the spectrum? What can bad cases of CS do to your business? Can it knock your customers’ belief in your brand? Or is it something you can easily recover from by planning […]
Customer Experience is now recognised as a profession – as I am sure many are bored with hearing me repeat over and over again! As with any profession, it is defined by a number of competencies, tools, techniques and methodologies that are recognised and practised by thousands of specialists around the world. It is a […]
I want to start this blog post by asking a rather profound question: Are you happy? Whether you feel that these three words constitute a profound question or not, have a think about it for a moment. If it is not a question that you can answer quickly, then it warrants greater time to consider. […]