As customer experience professionals, we have decisions to make; we need to help our executives make decisions; and prioritization is an important part of our decision-making process. Tools to be more efficient and effective with our time and our efforts are priceless!
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)
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.
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.”
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.”
Stakeholderism. Shareholderism. Two words we don’t talk about much in the CX world – at least not in the “-ism” format. I’ll come back to these concepts in a moment, as they are closely linked to what I’m writing about today.