Why you need to quit serving “helpful” customer service

Today’s post started out as a source of frustration, but on reflection, “helpful” customer service is something many of us are doing to our customers.  What do I mean by “helpful” customer service? Let me share an example.  It all started when I tried to contact an airline with whom I fly a lot.  My… Continue reading Why you need to quit serving “helpful” customer service

“Land & Expand”: Two words you are missing to make this happen!

“Land & expand” is the modern VP of Sales favourite phrase to bandy about that marketing has brought into their net.  It’s all about signing up huge volumes of net new customers, then pushing the expansion of revenue, cross-sell and up-sell to these customers.  It’s crude, tacky, over-simplified and jargon.  If it really were that… Continue reading “Land & Expand”: Two words you are missing to make this happen!

CX Portugal 1: Process before customer

As it’s been 4 months since I started my new life in Portugal, I thought it would be fun to write a short series of posts to share how, as a foreigner, it feels to experience Portuguese service and culture.  In the first of this series,“Process before customer”, I’ll focus on some of the actual… Continue reading CX Portugal 1: Process before customer

When is the right time to automate?

In previous posts, I’ve talked about deciding on outsourcing or keeping in house, and I’ve also talked about which team owns different aspects of your customer journey. Following a colourful discussion with a former customer this week, I thought it would be interesting to talk about when it’s the right time to automate your customer… Continue reading When is the right time to automate?

Why data is the lynchpin between the client and customer experience

Some work in organisations that deal solely with businesses – whether that is start-ups, SMEs or corporate and enterprise-sized businesses. The world of clients has the challenge of diverse relationships per account, complex business structures or multiple sites – B2B is a complex environment in which to deliver strong reactive and proactive service.  On the other hand,… Continue reading Why data is the lynchpin between the client and customer experience

Why customers don’t engage in their pensions

If there is one industry that needs to do more than any other to fix their customer experience, it’s financial services.  Purchasing insurance, opening a bank account, switching mortgage providers or comparing credit cards – financial services as an industry constantly misses the opportunity to establish customer trust and give clarity and transparency in their… Continue reading Why customers don’t engage in their pensions

CX4/5: Linking you KPIs to your customer-desired outcomes

During this month, I’ve adopted a theme to my blogs focusing on various ideas, concepts and posts that I have shared in the past to help those of you considering customer experience transformation to take that leap of faith.  In the fourth of five posts, I’ll focus on linking you KPIs to your customer-desired outcomes.… Continue reading CX4/5: Linking you KPIs to your customer-desired outcomes

CX3/5: Three simple customer experience game changers

During this month, I’ve adopted a theme to my blogs focusing on various ideas, concepts and posts that I have shared in the past to help those of you considering customer experience transformation to take that leap of faith.  In the third of five posts, I’ll focus on driving CX (customer experience) change amongst the… Continue reading CX3/5: Three simple customer experience game changers

CX2/5: Five tips on managing change to your customer experience

During this month, I’ve adopted a theme to my blogs focusing on various ideas, concepts and posts that I have shared in the past to help those of you considering customer experience transformation to take that leap of faith.  In the second of five posts, I’ll focus on managing change in your customer experience. Modern… Continue reading CX2/5: Five tips on managing change to your customer experience

CX1/5: Turning Customer Service into Customer Success

During this month, I’ve adopted a theme to my blogs focusing on various ideas, concepts and posts that I have shared in the past to help those of you considering customer experience transformation to take that leap of faith.  In the first of five posts, I’ll focus on developing a customer success team from your… Continue reading CX1/5: Turning Customer Service into Customer Success