Processes involving humans (that is, ALL of them) require lots and lots of reminders, revisions and revamping.
Highly-engaged employees will deliver better experiences to your customers, leading to increased loyalty, more referrals, and more business overall. Yippee! However, employee engagement is emotional and often hinged on the very last experience an employee might have – with his or her manager, with co-workers, with an angry client, or even with you. These simple moments add […]
Brands need to keep innovating. To stay ahead of the market, they need to offer the “what’s next” to stave off the competition. Innovation is about responding to the market, anticipating needs, and using a little magic to appeal to customers. I often wonder about the companies that don’t innovate. And then I remember some of […]
There’s a joke about being at the top in any small business. The title of founder or president, in its deceptively simple way, covers a multitude of jobs. You can’t just run the business by doing the work, you have to run the business by stepping in as chief technology officer, chief financial officer, chief […]
One of the most rewarding parts of being a Customer Experience Investigator™ is when a client and I gather people from all departments of their organization to map the customer touchpoints. We call these CXI® Touchpoint Discovery Workshops because they are not only about the actual touchpoint mapping, but about seeing the customer journey from a new […]
Touchpoints within the customer journey help define a lot of moments, both good and not-so-good. According to Wikipedia, the definition of a touchpoint is: Touchpoint (also touch point, contact point, point of contact) is business jargon for any encounter where customers and business engage to exchange information, provide service, or handle transactions. Yes and no, Wikipedia. Customer touchpoints in […]
Customer feedback is customer experience gold. That’s why there are transaction surveys, experience surveys, customer interviews, customer focus groups (although you know I’m not a fan) and many, many formal ways to gather feedback and use it to improve the experience. But many customers don’t want to answer your survey questions. They’d rather tweet about […]