customer service

CX Journey™ Musings: In the Name of Humanity…

As a customer experience professional, you focus a lot on the customer. You put the customer on a pedestal. You put the customer front and center. And rightly so; without customers, you have no business. But you have to remember this: in order to deliberately design a customer-centric culture, you must put employees more first. Only when employees have a great experience can customers have a great experience, too.

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11 Best Ways to Provide Customer Service Through Social Media

Social media has become the go-to channel for customers and brands to communicate with one another. The conversation can involve anything from questions to complaints to shout-outs, but whatever the context, brands must be ready to respond with stellar customer service. Below are 11 methods for providing customer service through social.

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The Contactcentre as a Profitcentre

I don’t think there is any need to push the statement “a great customer experience leads to happier customers, which in turn leads to higher profit” anymore – over the past 20 years we have seen thousands of books and articles, and a multitude of that number in PowerPoint slides, proving time and again that happier customers lead to faster growth, increased share prices against the not-so-customer-centric peer group, more loyalty/less churn, etc. 

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The Evolving Role of Customer Service: Your Questions

While my blog was being “reworked” (read: unhacked), I posted in Linked-In about the webinar I did last week with Microsoft.

That was the first of a three-webinar series on the challenges affecting customer service these days and for the next couple of years.  The first webinar was on the evolving role of customer service and how it is going to look in the next decade.

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NPS: How to start small and get quick results

If you’re (re)starting a Net Promoter program, you might be taking the first steps of a journey that will profoundly impact your organisation. And your career. 

NPS is still the most practical, effective and actionable approach to a great customer experience — which is one of the most effective paths to profit for any business.

Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of CX initiatives fail, according to CustomerThink. 

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Customer Experience and Customer Service: What's the Difference?

It's that time of year again...
 
This week, we are celebrating CX Day and Customer Service Week. I love that they land on the calendar at the same time, and yet, let's just keep adding to the confusion!
 
I've written about the differences before:
 
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Three Pitfalls to Avoid with Artificial Intelligence in Customer Service

A few weeks ago, I did a webinar on using AI in customer service with my friends at ServiceNow.   It was very well received, and since then I got some questions about the content.   There was one slide that was the most di
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Telling Your Customer Stories through Journey Maps

Do you know the power of storytelling? And do you use it in your customer experience transformation efforts? 
 
Back in 2014, I wrote a post about a museum experience I had at the California Science Center in Los Angeles where a docent told stories about the exhibits and engaged the audience far more than detailed display placards ever could.
 
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Optimize Your Customer Journey

Did you know that data is a critical component of your journey maps?

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Enterprise Software Priorities for the Next Decade

As I continue my myriad research projects this spring season I come across incredible insights from those I interview.
 
I have been doing a lot of work in platforms, data usage (including AI), infrastructure, and digital transformation this season (and I don’t see it slowing down, or changing, anytime soon – these are mission-critical, decade-plus initiatives for most organizations and they need to — well, compare notes.
 
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