Is your organisation interconnected? The employee – customer chain

I am extremely fortunate to be afforded the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion all over the world. This year, the number of countries I have worked in over the last 6 years will hit the 40 mark. However, whilst I will never take for granted how lucky I am being able to travel [...]

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 Experience – that’s all just fluffy nonsense, isn’t it?

For much of my career, I, like many of my peers, have had to suffer what I like to call the 'rolling eyes phenomenon' on numerous occasions. Usually (although not exclusively) the domain of men and women working for organisations in senior roles, the 'rolling eye phenomenon' often occurs when someone like me, a Customer [...]

The Human Experience (HX) – the result of all other experiences

There are certain things in life that are indisputable. Money does not grow on trees, is just one example. The earth is round, is another. Additionally, it cannot be denied that we – that is you and I – in fact all people on the planet – are human beings. I know that often human beings [...]

By |2018-10-04T08:06:19+00:00April 4th, 2017|CX Leadership, CX Strategy, People|5 Comments

Experience the Experience: Walking in the Shoes of Your Customers and Employees

In this post, I continue to explore my tips to create a customer-centric culture. Experiencing both your employee AND customer journeys is a vital component that contributes to an organisation developing and sustaining everyone’s focus on the customer and each other. Last year, I said the following on this subject (among other things): “If a [...]

By |2017-03-06T16:29:21+00:00March 6th, 2017|Customer Journeys, CX Leadership, People, Recovery|2 Comments

Anxiety and Stress – the secret killer of employee and customer experiences

I want to start this blog post by asking a rather profound question: Are you happy? Whether you feel that these three words constitute a profound question or not, have a think about it for a moment. If it is not a question that you can answer quickly, then it warrants greater time to consider. [...]

Voice of the Employee (VOE) – Would you give your employees a seat at the board table?

I have been in the world of work since 1995. Akin to bringing up children, it is quite amazing how time flies!! When I left University all those years ago, I had little idea where my path of employment was going to take me. Today, as the master of my own destiny (a business owner), [...]

By |2016-09-26T14:20:09+00:00September 26th, 2016|CX Leadership, People|0 Comments

People – Never Underestimate How Important They Are in the World of Customer Experience

Over the last few weeks, I am saddened to confirm that I have been on the receiving end of some shocking customer experiences. Only recently, I wrote a post describing my shambolic experiences in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Whilst many of the issues I faced were as a result of poorly designed and managed customer [...]

Why NPS is Useless in the Employee Space: Introducing the Great People Index (GPI)

More and more organisations are starting to consider how best to measure VOE - Voice of the Employee. Capturing 'employee perception' and aligning it to 'customer perception' is critical in building a robust customer centric measurement system. Increasingly, businesses are looking to deploy eNPS - the Employee Net Promoter Score - but is it the best [...]

Customers + Employees = People. People = Business. Why Business is all about People

If you have ever heard me speak in public, it is very likely you will have endured hearing me recount my favourite quote of all time. I know that 'quotes of the day' are not everyone's bag, but sometimes you hear someone say something or are referred to something someone in authority has said and [...]