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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of October 2, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. How to Become a More Customer Centric Business in 5 Steps b y Mark Sallows. This doesn’t just mean sales and customer service, but accounting, marketing and other departments as well.

Top Priorities in Customer-Centric Contact Centers

RapportBoost

Did you miss this Customer Experience Update Webinar from the end of November? Read the transcript below: Nicholas Rodriguez: …the highest priorities for Contact Centers that focus on the customer. There are many channels and customers often have strong preferences.

Using Your Employees' Voices to Transform the Customer Experience

CX Journey

Fact : Without your employees, you have no customer experience. The linkage between employee experience and customer experience has been proven. If your employee experience is bad, it will be very difficult for employees to delight your customers. For you and for the customer.

Make This Change – Your Business Depends On It!

Beyond Philosophy

I have led hundreds of successful Customer Experience (CX) program successes. Organizations fail to improve their CX when they lack customer-centricity. Customer-centricity requires you to put the Customer at the center of everything you do.

Are You Driven to Delight?

CX Journey

Throughout the years, Annette has championed the importance of customer journey mapping and executing across key touch points to delight customers. In summary, leaders have concern and prioritize experience improvement strategy, but customers aren’t reporting progress.

Customer Experience Influencers You Must Follow – Part 1

Customer Guru

Customer experience (CX) is the relationship of a customer with a business at all touchpoints during the period of the customer journey. It is widely said that customer experience is the next battleground for organizations.

Customer Experience Influencers You Must Follow – Part 2

Customer Guru

Continuing with our list (in alphabetical order) of customer experience (CX) influencers (experts, consultants, and authors), we are sharing a few names of leaders leaders that every CX enthusiast must follow and take inspiration from.

Service Process vs. Service Experience: Solving the Customer’s Problem vs. Owning the Customer’s Issue

Beyond Philosophy

This has significant implications for sales, service, marketing, and communications functions for every organization. In this post, we’ll address what this, prospectively, means to service groups in better understanding how to optimize this component of the customer journey. Not too long ago, a major high-tech company asked Beyond Philosophy to provide insight into our methods for journey-mapping their multi-channel customer service experience.

Customer Care … CRM … Customer Experience — What’s the Difference?

ClearAction

Customer Care … CRM … Customer Experience — What’s the Difference? Customer Care … Customer Relationship Management … Customer Experience — what’s the difference? The purpose of any organization is to serve a customer need.

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A Perspective and a Prospective on CX

CX Chronicle

Year-end has always been a time for personal reflection for me and as 2018 ends in just a few hours, I am inspired to share the following thoughts around Customer Experience both in reflection of the year just about to end and the one just about to begin.

If It’s Called Customer Experience, Why is it All About the Company?

ClearAction

If It’s Called Customer Experience, Why is it All About the Company? While companies clamor to get their share of revenue from new and existing customers, the delta between what brands say they do for customers and what actually happens has never been larger.

Customer Experience Professionals’ Essential Toolkit

ClearAction

Customer Experience Professionals’ Essential Toolkit optimizecx. Customer experience tools are just as important to success as a carpenter’s tools are. Likewise, customer experience professionals need to master basic customer experience tools to get the job done.

A Heart & Head Approach to Understanding Customer Experience

C Space

A Heart & Head Approach to Understanding Customer Experience. Knowing what experiences matter to different customers at different touch points can frazzle the mind. Senior Consultant at C Space. Aidan Borer is a C Space Senior Consultant, ex-Bose Corporation researcher, Industrial Design grad and customer experience phenomenon. He’s your go-to for customer strategy projects including segmentation and journey mapping.

If It’s Called Customer Experience, Why Is It All About the Brand?

ClearAction

If It’s Called Customer Experience, Why Is It All About the Brand? While companies clamor to get their share of revenue from new and existing customers, the delta between what brands say they do for customers and what actually happens has never been larger.

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Contact Center Technologies 2017: find out what 23 experts say

RichCall

With the rise of technology that allows better customer service, customers are becoming more demanding – that’s why to satisfy and retain them, you need to develop your contact center in accordance with the worldwide trends. Donna Peeples , Customer Experience Strategist.

Contact Center Industry Stats – Contact Center Channels

Taylor Reach Group

Previously, we discussed statistics related to the organization and customer journey mapping. Multi-channel and Omnichannel: 92% of organizations that view customer experience as a differentiator offer multiple contact channels (Ameyo). Research shows that 74% of customers are using 3 or more channels to access customer service (Ameyo). 60% said that they expect the same experience across all customer touch points.