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 [...]

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

How to Ensure Customer Experience is a Key Element of Your Business Strategy 

This month, in my exclusive column for CustomerThink, I continue to explore in detail my perspective on seven ‘tips’ that will enable any organisation to become genuinely customer centric. I must remind readers that the ‘tips’ are in no particular order – tip number five is no less important than tip number one – although [...]

By |2017-05-09T18:06:29+01:00April 19th, 2017|CX Leadership, CX Strategy|0 Comments

Customer Experience: it goes both ways… or does it?!

I am often asked how I can conjure up a topic to write about on a weekly basis. Do I have a plan? Do I keep a long list of pre-defined article subjects? Is there a website to stimulate blog ideas? The answer to these questions is ‘no’! In all honesty, my writing is very [...]

Waterstones – Is it right to do whatever it takes to improve the business AND the Customer Experience?

I like writing articles that pose a question in the title. When I read articles written by others who also use this technique, I am very tempted to answer the question before reading any further. If you have done just that on this occasion, what was your answer? If you answered 'yes'; or, 'of course'; [...]

How to Make Customer Experience a Priority for the Whole Company 

In my exclusive column for CustomerThink last month, I shared my “top tips” for creating the right culture to enable an organisation to become genuinely customer centric. Whilst the list of seven things is by no means exhaustive, in my experience, together they provide a remarkably solid foundation to embedding the right environment and supporting [...]

By |2016-12-22T11:38:05+00:00December 22nd, 2016|CX Leadership, CX Professionals, CX Strategy, People|0 Comments

Disband HR at Your Peril – by Chris Humphrey

Thoughts on the role of HR in an integrated customer excellence strategy Steelcase, a leading designer of cutting edge office environments, invited me to a Cultural Roundtable. Steelcase has lots of research to show that well-designed workplaces can amplify the performance of people, teams and organisations, hence the eclectic mix of designers and human resource [...]

By |2016-12-15T14:31:34+00:00December 15th, 2016|CX Leadership, CX Strategy, People|0 Comments

STRATEGY – MEASUREMENT – PEOPLE: a simple framework for managing customer experience

Understanding, managing and improving the customer experience is a skill set that has led to the formation of a new profession. The proliferation of customer experience professionals has led to the creation and adoption of a variety of methods, techniques and approaches to putting the customer at the heart of the organisation. Many 'customer experience [...]

‘Are you sure you want a big pizza?’ – How children can be a significant part of your CX strategy

This is a picture of a bunny shaped pizza. Now that is surely the most original start to any of my blog posts! How can anyone that writes about the subject of customer experience be able to use a picture of a pizza shaped like a rabbit as a source for a post? Well please allow me [...]