Alain Thys

5 Quick Wins for Your Net Promoter™ Programme

When implementing a Net Promoter programme, many organisations grow impatient. The initial business case may look compelling, but it may take months or even years before the results from acting on customer feedback show up in the (financial) numbers.

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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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The 8 Behaviours of a Customer-Centric Leader

In a major customer centricity programme I ran a number of years ago, we interviewed over 100 people at all levels of the organisation. We wanted to understand how customer-centric they considered themselves to be and compare these findings to the behaviour of the whole business.

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Are You a One-Night Brand?

Imagine the following situation.

A man sees an attractive woman at a party. They talk and decide to have a few dates. After giving all the right signals for being a loyal, caring, trustworthy and relationship-oriented guy, he convinces her to spend the night. The next day he is gone and when she calls, it is clear he doesn't want to speak to her....

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5 Quick Wins for Your Net Promoter™ Programme

When implementing a Net Promoter programme, many organisations grow impatient. The initial business case may look compelling, but it may take months or even years before the results from acting on customer feedback show up in the (financial) numbers.

Continue Reading

How To Interest Your Colleagues in the Customer Voice

Customer-centricity starts by listening to the customer. But in many organisations it seems that the further you get away from the customer (research) department, the less people actually listen.

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Privacy: Hassle or Customer-Centric Opportunity?

When it comes to managing the digital customer experience, there’s an interesting duality all of us need to deal with:

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Do Your People "Get" Your Customer Experience Strategy?

What do you think would happen if during an offsite meeting, 6 members of your 10-people strong management team came up with the most brilliant brand and customer strategy on the planet. In fact it was so brilliant, that it would give Apple, Google and Amazon a run for their money. It would go down in history as the best strategy every written.

But then they decided to keep this strategy a secret, only to be shared by the worthy ones. They’d only tell 1 in 4 employees. 1 in 2 managers and none of the other four executive team members who didn’t participate in the off-site.

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5 Quick Wins for Your Net Promoter™ Programme

When implementing a Net Promoter programme, many organisations grow impatient. The initial business case may look compelling, but it may take months or even years before the results from acting on customer feedback show up in the (financial) numbers.

You can address part of this impatience by clearly managing expectations on what the programme can and cannot deliver in each stage of its development. But you can also plan for quick wins which you can pace across your first year (or even 100 days) of NPS implementation.

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Five Checks for your NPS Programme

Net Promoter programmes have rightfully become a staple of many businesses. But as can be seen from CustomerGauge's recent NPS benchmark report, every programme can be improved.

So, as 2017 is looming on the horizon, I want to propose five areas in which you might want to check whether your Net Promoter programme is up to scratch.  Or - if it isn’t - whether you should start planning some improvements in the coming year.

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