Following a recent discussion with a contact on how to get started with a Voice of the Customer programme, I realised that many businesses have still yet to initiate a major programme to engage customers in the evolution of products and services. During the conversation, as I explained how (and why) a Voice of the… Continue reading 3 phases of a Voice of the Customer programme
I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who is seeking the holy grail of customer experience – a single metric that shows the level of engagement reached across the customer base. There’s many providers who claim to deliver the magic metric, or a system that will deliver the magic metric, but I’ve yet… Continue reading The many shades of engagement – what’s the magic metric?
With the evolution of technology, and the dawn of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the media is awash with statistics on how many of today’s jobs will be lost to “robots”. In apocalyptic headlines, humans will be marginalized in the working world, leaving many of us on the scrap heap, apparently. Quick! Best we find a new… Continue reading Why robots won’t take over customer success!
When you start a start a new role in customer experience, one of the first things you’ll do is to establish how well-defined & managed the customer experience is. It’s easy to get bogged down in detail, so this week’s post aims to help us make an initial assessment (or review ongoing progress) of our… Continue reading What are the raw essential ingredients in a customer journey?
A well intentioned colleague recently referred to customer success as “the new customer service” in an attempt to show that customer delivery has moved on. The sentiment is right, but the message is wrong – customer success is SO MUCH more than a better version of customer service. It’s not just a team, it’s a… Continue reading Why customer success is NOT the new “customer service”
As most readers know, my “hobby” revolves around airports, airlines, business lounges and planes. So I was looking forward to the latest results from Skytrax, who produce an annual ranking system, based on approximately 20,000,000 customer reviews. Here’s three observations I made from the 2017 Skytrax results: Customer satisfaction comes from delivering the right experience… Continue reading Customer satisfaction versus profits – an aviation perspective
I’ve recently been thinking a lot about what a fully fledged, effective Voice of the Customer infrastructure should look like. In previous posts, I’ve highlighted the importance of having a Voice of the Customer (VoC) within any customer or client facing business (let me know if you’d like links), but in essence, my top 5… Continue reading Voice of the Customer: what metrics matter – an update