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Customer Experience Vision Silos Dictate Value

" Does your vision for customer experience match your customers’ vision? If yes, then you’re on your way to customer-centricity, and the growth touted by customer experience management. If your answer is “kinda”, then you’ll be leaving money on the table. Customers are the source of paychecks, budgets, and dividends. Being in sync with the hand [...]

  • 10 Keys to Organic Growth via Customer Experience

    " User experience design, customer care, CRM, VoC, engagement / retention / loyalty programs — all of these inject insights and tailoring to customers’ needs and the company’s growth. However, the combination of these efforts falls short of what’s need for idiot-proofed customer experience excellence. To make sure you’re not on a hamster-wheel of putting bandages [...]

  • Business-to-Business Customer Experience Advice Highlights

    " Business-to-business customer experience management has certain complexities and advantages that need to be well understood by practitioners and vendors alike. All too often, it is assumed that B2B needs to be doing the same thing that B2C companies are doing, or that B2B companies are way behind B2C. That all depends, in each sector, upon [...]

  • How to Drive Customer Experience Strategy: 5 Steps

    " Is customer experience a passenger or a driver of your company’s corporate strategy bus? If you follow the money, the answer as it should be is obvious. Shareholders leave when customers leave — not the other way around. Follow the money. As the primary source of growth, customers’ ongoing relationship with your company must be [...]

  • Highlights of Customer Experience Strategy Advice

    " Over the past year, I’ve written quite a bit about customer experience management strategy, including a six-part series about keys to success in the future. Shared vision, strategic planning, and governance are rarely discussed in customer experience literature. Collaboration, teamwork, and involvement of multiple functional areas in taking action on customer insights must be well-thought-out [...]

  • Strategic Customer Experience Action on Voice of Customer

    " Strategic customer experience results require a strategic approach in the way we collect data and in the way we take action on it. Of all the strategies within a company, what has the potential to be more far-reaching and impactful than how we understand our funders (customers) and how we cater to their propensity to [...]

  • Customer Experience for the Future — Key #5: Momentum Drives Company Growth

    " Growth requires fuel. New customers and returning customers are the fuel of company growth. You can invest in inorganic growth: programs and technologies that entice renewals and evangelism. Or you can invest in organic growth: processes, products and culture that make your company irresistible. If you ask customers which method they prefer, organic would be [...]

  • 10 Keys to Organic Growth via Customer Experience

    " User experience design, customer care, CRM, VoC, engagement / retention / loyalty programs — all of these inject insights and tailoring to customers’ needs and the company’s growth. However, the combination of these efforts falls short of what’s need for idiot-proofed customer experience excellence. To make sure you’re not on a hamster-wheel of putting bandages [...]

  • Strategic Customer Experience Action on Voice of Customer

    " Strategic customer experience results require a strategic approach in the way we collect data and in the way we take action on it. Of all the strategies within a company, what has the potential to be more far-reaching and impactful than how we understand our funders (customers) and how we cater to their propensity to [...]

  • Highlights of Customer Experience Strategy Advice

    " Over the past year, I’ve written quite a bit about customer experience management strategy, including a six-part series about keys to success in the future. Shared vision, strategic planning, and governance are rarely discussed in customer experience literature. Collaboration, teamwork, and involvement of multiple functional areas in taking action on customer insights must be well-thought-out [...]

  • How to Drive Customer Experience Strategy: 5 Steps

    " Is customer experience a passenger or a driver of your company’s corporate strategy bus? If you follow the money, the answer as it should be is obvious. Shareholders leave when customers leave — not the other way around. Follow the money. As the primary source of growth, customers’ ongoing relationship with your company must be [...]

  • Business-to-Business Customer Experience Advice Highlights

    " Business-to-business customer experience management has certain complexities and advantages that need to be well understood by practitioners and vendors alike. All too often, it is assumed that B2B needs to be doing the same thing that B2C companies are doing, or that B2B companies are way behind B2C. That all depends, in each sector, upon [...]

  • Customer Experience for the Future — Key #5: Momentum Drives Company Growth

    " Growth requires fuel. New customers and returning customers are the fuel of company growth. You can invest in inorganic growth: programs and technologies that entice renewals and evangelism. Or you can invest in organic growth: processes, products and culture that make your company irresistible. If you ask customers which method they prefer, organic would be [...]

  • Customer Experience for the Future — Key #2: Outside-In Beyond Skin-Deep

    " "Outside-in" is a popular term in the customer experience field. It refers to the importance of customers' inputs as a guiding light for the inner workings of an enterprise. In the quest for "outside-in" most companies have voice of the customer programs, loyalty programs, and high-touch service. Even so, these outside-in efforts are typically skin-deep. [...]

  • Customer Experience Planning: Do This, Not That

    " The annual planning cycle is an opportunity to review pluses and minuses in what’s currently in play, take a look at what’s new, and request resources to take your customer experience performance to the next level in the new year. And it’s more than that: it’s the time when you should step back and assess [...]

  • How to Make Customer Experience Strategy Integral to Corporate Strategy

    " Is customer experience management in your company (a) a subset of corporate strategy, (b) unrelated to corporate strategy, or (c) a determinant of corporate strategy? This question was asked in the ClearAction Annual Business-to-Business Customer Experience Management Best Practices Study. And the findings were significant: when the answer was "c", the company tended to have [...]