Haunted House of Customer Experience Horrors!

    Waaaay back in a galaxy far, far away, I was just learning how to really change cultures into customer centric ones. And I’m talking about doing more than writing a new mission statement. (Don’t get me wrong, that’s a very important step, but only one step in a Culture Roadmap.)

    We had a great customer experience strategy, we had a great mission and vision. We knew what our priorities were. We had executive support. We’d rolled out Guiding Principles and new language guidelines. I’d gone out on a roadshow and talked to every single employee about the fact that we had to make a change. Still – we had a problem. Read More From The Chief Customer

    Customer Experience Execs In HealthCare – It Is Time To Do Something Bold

    A few days ago, I was at AHIP Institute in Las Vegas. For those of you who aren’t familiar with AHIP, it is one of the largest gatherings of health insurers. AHIP is a place that I hold dear in my heart. It was the first platform in healthcare that I was given to talk about Customer Experience. As a matter of fact, I’ve been speaking at every AHIP since 2007 on this topic.  In 2015, I did a look back on the many changes I’ve seen in the dialogue. Read More From The Chief Customer

    No Culture, No Customer

    How many times have you seen the quote “Culture eats strategy for lunch” (or breakfast, as the original Peter Drucker quote reads)?

    I’ve seen it everywhere for years. On more presentations that I care to remember, on more blog posts that I care to admit I’ve read. It seems to be the rally cry to get people to understand that culture is important. The genesis of the quote is much more interesting to me though.  Read More From The Chief Customer

    The Second Step to Building a Customer Experience Strategy – Who are you as a Company?

    In this series, I’ll be talking about the 5 steps to building a differentiating customer experience strategy. The Customer Experience Strategy is a part of the Competency pillar within the Three Cs Framework I introduced in 2010 – Competency, Credibility and Culture.

    The 5 steps to building a customer experience strategy.

    Step 1: Understand Corporate Strategy

    Step 2: Who are you as a company?

    Step 3: What do your customers want?

    Step 4: Redefine your mission statement

    Step 5: Get CEO Buy In

    After you’ve done this, start to id your holes.

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    The First Step to Building a Customer Experience Strategy – Understand Corporate Strategy

    In this series, I’ll be talking about the 5 steps to building a differentiating customer experience strategy. The Customer Experience Strategy is a part of the Competency pillar within the Three Cs Framework I introduced in 2010 – Competency, Credibility and Culture.

    The 5 steps to building a customer experience strategy.

    Step 1: Understand Corporate Strategy

    Step 2: Who are you as a company?

    Step 3: What do your customers want?

    Step 4: Redefine your mission statement

    Step 5: Get CEO Buy In

    After you’ve done this, start to id your holes.

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    What are the 3 Cs of Customer Experience Management (CEM)?

    I’ve been asked so many times – “How do you approach customer experience each time you walk into a new company?”.  My answer is that every company is different and every customer is different. Of course, over the two decades of doing this work, I’ve definitely learned what works and what doesn’t. I’ve also created a set of tools that I apply every time to every transformation. I call them the “3 Cs of CEM: Credibility. Competency. Culture”.

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    Customer Experience Execution – Deadly Sins (CXEDS)

    In this series, I’ll be sharing stories of where the rubber met the road and melted on impact.

    CXEDS #1: Correcting your Customer

    I was in Austin for SXSW a while back and I went to go pick up my rental car. We’ll leave the behemoth unnamed. Austin is a tiny airport and there is really only one place to go when you get off of your plane. All the travelers are exiting through one of just a couple exits. I follow the crowd, a little punchy from my early morning Sunday flight, and get to the car rental area.

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