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Futurelab’s Blog is one of the Top 75 Customer Experience Blogs

For one more year our Blog is selected to be part of the top 75 Customer Experience Websites and Blogs, which should be followed. This year we are happy to be at the 43rd place and in the company of so many other amazing professionals. 

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Communications Devolution or Revolution?

It’s trendy for big companies to devolve authority to operating units, and the jury is still out on whether or not making them compete as collections of smaller independent ones makes any sense (the management consultants who came up with the plans will be long gone before there’s a verdict).
 
But it’s already clear that giving marketing communicators responsibility for overarching corporate communications is dead on arrival.
 
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Seven Elements Needed to Refresh Your Brand

I originally published today’s post on Forbes. It appeared on their site on April 27, 2020.

Is it time for a brand refresh?

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Customer-Centricity: Principles, Practices, and Outcomes

I originally published today’s post on Forbes. This is a modified version of the post that appeared on their site on February 18, 2020.

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CX Journey™ Musings: On the Basis of CX

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “A court ought not be affected by the weather of the day, but will be by the climate of the era.”
Martin Ginsburg: “The law is never finished. It is a work in progress, and ever will be.” (On the Basis of Sex, 2018)

Just like your customer experience journey.

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Culture Fit: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Culture fit is an interesting topic. Some revere it, while others revile it. (OK, maybe not that extreme… but wasn’t that fun to say/read?!)

About a year ago, I wrote about hiring for culture fit because around that time I was seeing more and more revile than revere for this topic. The topic has resurfaced in recent weeks, especially as it relates to diversity and inclusion.

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Does Corporate Sustainability Have A Credibility Problem?

If the content on company websites was complete and truthful, you’d have to conclude that we’re turning the corner on climate change and social injustice. Only it’s not, and we’re not.

Yes, corporate sustainability has a credibility problem.

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Activate Change With Core Values

I recently read a Recruiterbox article that stated: “Culture can either immunize or infect a company. Good culture can revitalize and motivate. Negative culture increases employee absences and turnover while decreasing their overall productivity while at work. All of which can lead to a loss of income. Employee turnover alone can cost a company anywhere from 30-50 percent of an entry-level employee’s annual salary.”

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Customer Engagement or Customer Entrapment?

Just before the pandemic hit, I was invited to speak – and to moderate a fireside chat – at a major global event. Sadly, the event was canceled, but I had spent a bit of time with the event organizer and the panelists, wading through topics and questions for the fireside chat. One of the questions I was going to ask the panelists was something along the lines of:

In order to truly engage with customers, brands need to build trust. What are brands doing to build that trust? Consider each of the following scenarios.”

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