customer experiences

New Futurelab Representations in Barcelona and Valencia

We're proud to announce that from now on Futurelab is officially present in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Valencia in the persona of David Costa and Juan Alegre.

Both gentlemen will act as Futurelab Customer Strategists in the Spanish market. In doing so, they will enrich Futurelab's propriety approach to customer-centricity, with their own, extensive experience in the field.

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Making Useless Nails vs. Achieving Your Desired Outcome

Which metrics have you selected to track your customer experience improvement efforts?

I've got a lot of questions about the metric(s) you've chosen to measure customer sentiment about the experience with your company and to track your progress toward improving that experience.

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Lean and the Customer Experience Journey

Is your company a lean company? Should it be?

The concept of lean management came up a few times in the last week or two; that kind of coincidence always inspire me to write about the topic at hand.

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Are You a Human or a Robot?

What really happens to humans when they walk into their offices or places of employment?

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about emotionally unavailable customers. Hat tip to James Lawther for inspiring me to actually flip the tables here and think about emotionally-challenged employees, instead.

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Should You Feel Empathy or Sympathy? Or... ?

Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy?

And when to use one over the other? Have you been using the terms - and the feelings - correctly?

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Customer Service Ain’t What It Used To Be

In preparing for a talk to a group of customer contact center managers, I’ve come to the conclusion that customer service ain’t what it used to be. There is a brand of new customer service in play today.

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Book Review: The Endangered Customer by Richard. R. Shapiro

I enjoyed reading Richard Shapiro’s first book: The Welcomer’s Edge. In this book Richard, set out a 3 step model (the greet, the assist, the leave-behind) for making a human connection with customers through every customer interaction.

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Top 10 #CX Challenges for 2016

What customer experience challenges are you facing this year?

Even though 2016 is already a third of the way over, I thought it would be interesting to share some findings about key customer experience challenges that have been identified for this year. Sadly, they are really not much different from what we've heard in recent years.

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Beware. Those Creating Your Digital CX Are a Different Species from Those Using It.

As usual, some excellent insights from the Nielsen Norman Group. This time it is about young Millennials (18-25).

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Designing Brilliant Customer Experiences in the Sharing Economy

Companies like Airbnb and Uber seem to have less control over customer experience and seem to be managing multiple stakeholders whose interests are sometimes at odds. How does that impact the way you design customer experience?

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