Making Customer Experience Fun! The Budapest Bank CX Crossword Puzzle

Before you start reading this post, I must make it clear that whilst the centrepiece of it is about a game, the real story is much, much more than that. This is a post about customer experience (CX) transformation - about the incredible work being done by a bank in Eastern Europe in their quest [...]

CEMantica – turning sticky notes into actionable insights

For over eight  years now, I have been travelling around the globe, sharing knowledge with people on how to deliver the customer experience (CX) as robustly and effectively as possible. It has been an amazing, if not exhausting, journey. I have met thousands of committed and dedicated professionals who are passionate about doing what is [...]

Customer Journey Mapping – are ‘static’ maps a waste of time and money?

If you have ever heard me speak, or read something I have ‘penned’, you will know that I am a huge believer in the application of the ‘science’ of customer experience – an understanding of; and the ability to apply; the competencies that sit behind the profession that customer experience has become. Customer journey mapping [...]

Introducing Unforgettable: a CX Video Series from Oracle Customer Experience

If you have ever met me; or heard me speak; or read something I have written; you will know that I am a HUGE advocate of the principle of knowledge transfer. As a customer experience (CX) specialist, I am completely committed to sharing as much knowledge as I can with others so that they may [...]

Outsourcing: where did I go wrong? – by Tim Sunley

Do you remember the word “mankind”? personally I am a supporter of using the gender neutral “humankind” and can see how, regardless of my underlying motivation, using a different word can have a significant impact on the reader. Let’s be clear though, a word change doesn’t automatically result in a change of heart/attitude/ language. But [...]

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The lost suitcase – the sad reality of customer experience evolution

According to Wikipedia, the term, ‘seven year itch’ can be described as follows: The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage. The phrase originated as a name for irritating and contagious skin complaints of a long duration. Examples of reference may [...]

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn – a review of the 2018 UK Customer Experience Awards

I have often written about the fact I feel truly blessed to be able to practice my vocation on a daily basis. I am afforded the opportunity to see and experience so many different things, in so many different places. Whilst it is exhausting, I will never take for granted the opportunity this gives me [...]

Is your organisation interconnected? The employee – customer chain

I am extremely fortunate to be afforded the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion all over the world. This year, the number of countries I have worked in over the last 6 years will hit the 40 mark. However, whilst I will never take for granted how lucky I am being able to travel [...]

Introducing MapTrack.One: Adding accountability & predictability to the organisational approach to CX

Having worked with my good friend, Stefan Osthaus, for many years, it is never a surprise to constantly find him looking for new, innovative ways to help others improve their effectiveness in the field of customer experience. Like me, Stefan leverages decades of practitioner experience to support businesses and customer experience professionals in a consulting [...]

What really makes customers happy?

Over time, several words have been used to describe the organisational focus on customers. They include: Customer Experience Customer Focus Customer Centricity Customer Service Customer Success Customer Outcomes Customer Relationship Management Customer Management I am sure you can add more to the list! The fact that there are so many variants, at least demonstrates that [...]