Resourcing up the silos – Beth Richardson investigates the world of customer experience job vacancies!

The words customer-centric and silos do not sit happily in the same sentence. Silos harm culture and damage customer experiences. And they hold businesses back. In the last month alone, 1000s of words have been published on this very subject by the likes of LinkedIn, HBR and Forbes. But whilst all this earnest commentary is [...]

By |2018-02-13T11:31:25+00:00February 13th, 2018|CX Leadership, CX Professionals, CX Strategy, People|8 Comments

Escaping the deserted island of strategy. A Customer Experience perspective from Manuela Pifani

As many of my followers are aware, one of the highlights of my year is having the honour of participating as a judge at the UK Customer Experience Awards. Three years ago, when Manuela Pifani entered the judging room, I expected to be impressed, but was not expecting to be overwhelmed. Manuela is one of [...]

By |2018-02-12T11:48:59+00:00February 12th, 2018|CX Culture, CX Leadership, CX Professionals|1 Comment

The customer conniption! Identifying the ‘final straw’ moment

Every day, every week, every month, every year, I learn something new. It is one of the reasons I obsess with calling myself a ‘specialist’, not an ‘expert’. Specialists never stop learning and I am regularly reminded that there nuggets of knowledge waiting around every corner. A few weeks ago, a fellow Customer Experience Specialist [...]

The importance of customer culture – an interview with Chris Brown

This year, Ian Golding (that’s me), will officially become the author of a book. A lifetimes ambition, I am beyond excited!! However, I would never have got to the point of being on the brink of achieving my ambition without the support of many people. A significant amount of support came via my crowdfunding campaign [...]

Understanding the Employer Journey — The Employee Engagement Loop

Last week I had a fascinating conversation with a peer of mine – a fellow Customer Experience Professional. James Dodkins is as passionate about transforming organisations to become sustainably customer centric as I am. Like me, James regularly comes across organisations who talk about ‘putting the customer first’ – a statement that is hard to [...]

By |2018-01-29T07:17:43+00:00January 29th, 2018|Customer Experience Training, CX Leadership, People|1 Comment

Customer Happiness: the story of the Gulf Customer Experience Awards

2018 is the first calendar year in my career as a global customer experience specialist that I have looked forward more in hope than expectation. My last article of 2017 explained why I have a number of concerns regarding the evolution of Customer Experience around the world. So as I boarded my flight to Dubai [...]

Customer or Hostage? The unfortunate story of the UK passenger rail industry

If you happen to live in the UK and regularly have to rely on public transport to commute to and from work, the heralding of a brand spanking new year is unlikely to have filled you with much joy - from the commuting perspective that is. Travelling to and from work can rarely be described [...]

The Customer Experience ‘7 Year Itch’! A frank and honest assessment of the CX profession

As we approach the end of another calendar year, it is always appropriate for bloggers, writers, thought leaders and professionals in general, to reflect on what has passed, as well as what is to come in the future. As a prolific writer on the subject of Customer Experience, I feel as though every article I [...]

Put Your Customers Second – an interview with James Dodkins

In 2018, Ian Golding (that’s me), will officially become the author of a book. A lifetimes ambition, I am beyond excited!! However, I would never have got to the point of being on the brink of achieving my ambition without the support of many people. A significant amount of support came via my crowdfunding campaign [...]

By |2017-12-01T11:53:17+00:00December 1st, 2017|CX Leadership, CX Professionals, CX Reviews|0 Comments

Customer Centric Leadership: Are You Investing in the Organisational “Ecosystem” or Your Personal “Egosystem”?

In last month’s column, I asked the question, ‘Are you a Leader or a Follower?’ The question was a precursor to defining why Customer Experience needs good, strong leadership. You will need to read the article to determine if you agree! This month, I want to ask three connected but altogether different questions: What do [...]

By |2017-11-30T06:43:49+00:00November 30th, 2017|CX Leadership, CX Professionals, CX Strategy|0 Comments