The business world as we have always known it is changing. Many would argue that is always has been - changing that is. Since the dawn of time, human beings have been interacting with each other, exchanging money for goods and services. Only yesterday, a contact of mine shared an article with me about, what [...]
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 [...]
I often write my blog posts and articles whilst travelling on either a train or an aeroplane. Although I can also be found hunched over my laptop keyboard in hotel rooms at twilight hours, the confined space of a metal tube travelling at high speeds is the perfect environment for me to commit my thoughts [...]
The word 'disruption' is one of the most commonly used with reference to business and commerce around the world today. It des not matter which industry your organisation is a part of, every traditional business is being challenged in ways they could never have imagined when they were founded - whether it be as long [...]
Machine learning has inﬁltrated our daily lives in a myriad of ways. Often, these machine learning predictions happen in the background and we rarely notice them. But what about at your place of employment? Has machine learning made you better at your job? Has it helped you better understand your customers? Has a newly installed [...]
I really am very fortunate to meet some amazing Customer Experience professionals as I travel the globe. Not only do my meetings validate that I am not completely mad (although I know some will disagree), it is inspiring to come into contact with so many people who share the same passion, desire and belief in [...]
Where does Customer Experience (CX) ‘sit’ in an organisation? This is a question I am frequently asked. Some say the correct answer is ‘Customer Service’. Some say ‘with the CEO’. Some might say under the responsibility of a ‘Chief Customer Officer’, or a ‘Chief Experience Officer’. Others might say ‘Marketing’. The debate rages on globally [...]
We live in a business world full of disruption. Whether you work in financial services, manufacturing, logistics or retail, no business today can ignore the rapid pace of change facing us all. Very much led by the never-ending advancement of digital technology, the business landscape and the challenges facing it, seem to change on a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]