culture

Five Tips to Engage Remote Staff During Lockdown

I’m pleased to have co-authored this post with Ben Motteram, aka CXpert. It was previously shared on his site on May 26, 2020.

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CX Journey™ Musings: Culture Is the Foundation

This week, I’m continuing my series about lessons and takeaways from the crisis we are living through right now.

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CX Journey™ Musings: Is Your Customer Experience Crisis Ready?

I mentioned over the last couple of weeks that there are some important takeaways from the current crisis. Here’s another takeaway.
 
There’s a little bit of irony in the title of today’s post. Why do we have to make sure the customer experience is crisis ready? (Employee experience, too! This post applies to both!)
 
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Linking Behaviors to Core Values

I write about organizational culture and core values quite often. One of my most recent articles on this topic was about whether or not employees believe in their companies’ core values. In that post, I shared this statistic from Gallup: only 23% of U.S. employees believe that they can apply the core values to their work, while only 27% believe in the values. That’s pretty dismal, and I think I know why that’s the case.

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On Becoming People-Centric

This is a modified version of a post I originally wrote for CallidusCloud. It appeared on their blog on June 14, 2018.

If you want to move beyond cosmetic changes and lip service to real changes in both the employee experience and the customer experience, the first thing you have to look at is your company’s culture.

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#CX Buzzwords or the Real Deal?

The customer experience profession has a lot of buzzwords.

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Transforming Your Culture with the Help of a Culture Committee

What is a Culture Committee? And do you need one? (The short answer is "Yes!")
 
Last month, I wrote a two-part series about how to stand up your team of CX Champions. Without a doubt, they are an important part of the customer experience transformation governance structure and transformation success.
 
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A Fish Rots from the Head Down

A fish rots from the head down - and so does your culture.
 
What does "a fish rots from the head down" mean? It means that the problem starts at the top, that the problems, failures, issues, toxicity, etc. in your organization - or any organization - start with the leadership team.
 
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CX Journey™ Musings: Culture is More Than Hiring the Right People

Don't believe everything you read or hear on the Internet.

Yea, I know. Your mom probably warned you about that, but I'm just going to reiterate.

It's a fact.

Sometimes well-meaning folks put themselves out there as experts in a field and then think they can provide expertise about an unrelated (or perhaps, ancillary) field, knowing/assuming their followers will buy into what they are saying. With that authority or expertise comes a lot of responsibility - a responsibility to not mislead your audience!

Case in point.

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How To Build an Effective Culture

In Team of Teams, General Stanley McChrystal credits his focus on transforming military culture as key to turning the tide in Iraq. He writes that “the role of the leader was no more that of controlling puppet master, but of an empathetic crafter of culture.”

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