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Futurelab announces new strategic partnership with Avaya, global leaders in customer contact centre technology

FUTURELAB. Brussels, Belgium: Dec 9, 2015

As Europe's leading customer-centricity specialists, Futurelab is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Avaya, global leaders in customer contact centre technology.

The partnership will combine Futurelab's expertise in the design and development of customer-centric strategies and NPS programmes with Avaya's best-of-breed collaboration and unified communications solutions.  Together, Avaya and Futurelab can offer clients a faster, more seamless transition from strategy and planning through to rollout and delivery.

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The Key to Customer Engagement

Alain Thys is the founder of Futurelab and author of So You Want to Be Customer Centric. Laurent Bouty is the CMO and partner at Futurelab. They were recent guests on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series. The series, which is hosted by TechnologyAdvice’s Josh Bland, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders.

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7 Pragmatic Tips on Starting Your NPS Program

There, you’ve got it – an approval to start an NPS program. You want it all, and you want it now. After all, you believe in the cause and want to make it happen. Here is a little something to help you start the process smoothly:

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Is it time we started explaining NPS a bit better?

Last week I met with the head of CX of a company which I can only describe as a "highly evolved species" in the area of customer experience.  In fact, if I'd tell you their name you'd consider them as one of the world's leaders in the game.

As we were discussing a project I was doing with their international leadership team, NPS came up as a topic of conversation.  At this point, I was kindly but firmly recommended "not to mention that word in our company".

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Jeff Bezos Gets Customer Experience - But What About Employee Experience?

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about Jeff Bezos' latest shareholder letter and his commitment to, or obsession with, his customers. One of the responses I got to that post was from Micah Solomon, who suggested that it would be equally valuable to review how Amazon treats its employees.

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What does it take to generate deep contextual customer insight?

Is it possible to know your customers simply through ‘at a distant’ listening methods like NPS, post transaction surveys, social media, text mining customer call records etc?  I get that many of you are convinced that you do know your customers.  You are that you know what matters to your customers.  You are that your VoC listening programmes provide you with insight into your customers.

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Net Promoter Score Is a Window Into Jobs-to-be-done Fulfillment

I’m a big advocate for better understanding customer needs, particularly in the jobs-to-be-done form. Companies should spend more time on this, instead of the all-too-common approach of implementing someone’s vision in a near vacuum. Although I admit it isn’t easy to do. Focus groups are a start, but are both logistically and financially hard to scale, and fraught with their own issues. So the state of getting customer insights is still fairly immature.

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Baseball Stats and CX Metrics (No, It's Not a Moneyball Story!)

The other night, I was reading my local version of the Auto Club's Westways magazine. One of the articles was an interview with the Angels' new player, Albert Pujols. What could Albert Pujols possibly say that would drive me to write this post? Oh, you know me by now. I can find a good CX story in pretty much anything! Well, his comments really struck a chord and are a great reminder of what all too many who measure employee and customer satisfaction end up doing: focusing on the score.

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Sorry NPS, I’m Not Buying (It)..

I know a lot has been said about Net Promoter Score (NPS), and I’m not in this world to judge anyone who’s working with it, or developing it into a Net Promoter System. I do like to share my experiences with it though, hoping to attract other people who’d like to share theirs, so we can all get a better understanding of what drives Customer loyalty and how to manage for it. Unfortunately the Net Promoter Score is not working for me right now. And here’s why:

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A Quick Note on Using NPS in Social Media

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about the ways Net Promoter is relevant to those in social media.  But while the intuitive link is clear to me, a lot of the thinking I've read to date doesn't really resonate on a level that is both practical and strategic.  So I decided to take a stab at a more comprehensive framework myself, admittedly helped by a number of practical challenges a CEE client faced who wanted to develop a more customer-centric approach across it's various distribution and communication channels.

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