If I am asked my opinion of the state of Customer Experience around the world, I make a number of rather bold statements. For example, I believe that whilst most organisations are now capturing and measuring Voice of the Customer in some way, the vast majority are measuring it incorrectly or badly. A bold statement [...]
Before I start this post, I must first make a couple of sincere apologies. As a result of travelling a great deal, I often write about my experiences of doing so. Some of the best and worst experiences I have ever had have been whilst travelling. I acknowledge how lucky I am to go to [...]
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 [...]
Energy companies. We all have to interact with them. It is difficult to find a consumer who likes them. In my daily dealings with friends, colleagues and clients, all too often the name of an energy business will creep in to the conversation - almost always in a negative context. Why is it that an industry [...]
I often have to remind myself that I am in a privileged position in my chosen profession. I am privileged because a multitude of organisations welcome me in to their inner sanctum to help them in their quest to become more customer centric. This enables me to continue my path on a never ending journey [...]
The epic failings of Emirates: are brands really trying hard enough when it comes to Customer Experience?
As someone who spends his life eating, talking, breathing, writing and generally living everything to do with Customer Experience, it is inevitable that on occasion I may get tagged as a serial 'moaner'. It is true to say that I often highlight the less than palatable experiences I encounter. However, I am just as quick [...]