This is the not the first article I have written about the subject of Customer Effort. In 2014, I wrote a story that still makes me break out in a cold sweat today. On that occasion, Vauxhall provided the case study to bring Customer Experience ‘theory’ to life. You can read the story here… In [...]
NO communication; NO bags; NO rooms; NO wifi!!! Customer Experience stories of unnecessary EFFORT, STRESS & INEPTITUDE
I am the first to acknowledge that in life and in business things go wrong. Nothing is ever 100% perfect. We have always lived on a planet where recovery, apology and compromise have become a part of the way humans interact. Anyone who expects perfection will only end up disappointed - although I may come across [...]
This is not the first time I have written about the concept of customer effort. I doubt it will be the last. A few months ago I shared a story that described my interaction with an organisation as a little like having a tooth extracted - you can read that particular story here. The important [...]
Verified by Visa – security or stupidity? Are we unintentionally making customer experiences too inaccessible?
As a consumer, there are occasions when I am interacting with an organisation that my heart genuinely sinks. There are times when I think to myself, 'oh no - not again'. Sometimes I will even express my despair out loud. More often than not, the cause of my anguish is driven by poor customer service. [...]
If you have followed my blog posts for a while, you will know that I am a big believer in using my own experiences to demonstrate all aspects of customer experience management. Doing what I do for a living, I am not necessarily the easiest of customers to please - I would argue that I [...]