employee experience

Humanizing Automation to Help Employees Work Smarter Not Harder

Back in late 2015, I wrote an article titled Work Harder or Smarter? in which I offered up some ways to help employees work more efficiently – ultimately, to work smarter. The last item on the list was automation. Fast forward five plus years, and automation is likely at the top of the list now for a lot of companies! But for many, the term “automation” brings chills, with visions of job losses and customer frustration.

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Transforming the Customer Experience From the Inside Out

I’ve written about inside out thinking and behavior a few times, but today’s focus on inside out is a little different.

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8 Tips to Create a Great Candidate Experience

Do you consider the candidate experience to be part of the employee experience? If not, you should. The employee experience begins well before the employee gets her badge and goes through orientation. The employee experience lifecycle is a long one, running through similar stages as the customer experience lifecycle.

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CX Journey™ Musings: The Employee Platinum Rule

There’s the Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.

And there’s the other Golden Rule: he who holds the gold makes the rules. In other words, those with the money are in power, i.e., your customers.

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Four Inputs of a Customer-Centric Culture Transformation

I originally wrote today’s post for Shep Hyken’s blog. It appeared on his site on May 29, 2020.

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Journey Mapping: Which Journeys Should You Start With?

The first step in my six-step journey mapping process is Plan.

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Prioritization and Decision-Making Tools: The Eisenhower Matrix

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

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!

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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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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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