Why customer success is NOT the new “customer service”

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”

Linking employee & customer engagement

I was in a workshop the other day, and someone asked me if you could link customer and employee engagement.  The answer is of course, yes, you can! But before we look at HOW you link them, let’s first explore WHY. Richard Branson makes it clear to all businesses that carry the Virgin brand –… Continue reading Linking employee & customer engagement

Customer satisfaction versus profits – an aviation perspective

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

Voice of the Customer: what metrics matter – an update

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

6 tips to get your strategy back on track

Many of us will be in the process of carrying out quarterly reviews, checking budgets and revenue progress and making sure we are on track for delivering our 2017 goals and objectives.  At this point in the year, it’s also a great time to check back on your bigger plans, strategy and vision and make… Continue reading 6 tips to get your strategy back on track

5 superpowers your customer team should have

We’ve entered into one of our busiest periods at the moment, and we’ve worked hard on planning and preparation to ensure that we deliver the best possible experience, despite the volumes of work.  A key part of that preparation is thinking about the customer facing people, and how ready they are for the extra work.… Continue reading 5 superpowers your customer team should have

6 tips to setting the right goals for 2017

Happy New Year!  Some folks will be making new year resolutions, others will start the year with a month of detox, whilst others will sign up for the gym.  In our personal lives, most actions we take are focused on an outcome – attaining that beach body for summer, quitting smoking to get healthy, learning… Continue reading 6 tips to setting the right goals for 2017