The Art of Listening: A Key to Customer-Centricity

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The Art of Listening: A Key to Customer-Centricity Lynn Hunsaker. Curiosity is the key to great listening skills that improve customer experience. Consider internal customers as well as external customers in honing this skill.

Customer Centricity Requires All Four CX Core Competencies

Customer Experience Matters

As most readers of this blog will likely know, customer-centric organizations must master Four CX Core Competencies: Purposeful Leadership, Compelling Brand Values, Employee Engagement, and Customer Connectedness. Without Customer Connectedness, the company is Disappointing. 4 CX Core Competencies Customer experience

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Customer Centricity Masterclass Highlights

Peter Lavers

Doug Leather’s master class on Customer Centricity really caused an impact in June at Twickenham Stadium. The key outcomes from the day were: A deep understanding of what customer centricity really is.

Cloud Contact Center: Customer Centricity with Great Agility & Less Cost

Aspect

Aberdeen’s new report Cloud Contact Center: Customer Centricity with Great Agility & Less Cost shows that not every company that invests in a cloud contact center is getting the highest returns on their investments.

Customer Centric Culture – putting theory into practice

ijgolding

I speak and write regularly about the increasing addition of the word ‘customer’ to the typical vocabulary of business leaders. All businesses have a Customer Experience – whether they are conscious of it or not. So simply talking about Customer Experience means nothing.

7 Top Tips to Create a Customer-Centric Culture 

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As customer experience has become increasingly recognised as a thing of tangibility, so has the need to adopt and embed the skills and competencies that make managing it (customer experience that is) a reality. Tip 2 – Embed a customer experience framework.

Customer Service; Customer Experience; Customer Centricity – what is the difference between them?

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It is difficult to deny that these three terms are becoming increasingly visible in the language of business: Customer Service. Customer Experience. Customer Centricity. Customer Services is NOT Customer Experience. So what is Customer Experience?

Customer Centric Mission & Values

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Customer Centric Mission & Values Lynn Hunsaker. Customer-centricity is about priorities. Customers’ orders must be serviced promptly and accurately. Customer-focused priorities organically produce desired results for employees, communities and stockholders.

Customer Centric Operations

Peter Lavers

I was recently posed a thought-provoking question about how to extend “customer centricity” into the operations of large organisations. It’s one thing to talk strategically about the subject but it’s another thing completely to engender a real passion for the customer experience amongst the staff who are often tactically managed (even outsourced) and the least well paid in the business. Is there a ‘single view’ of the customer?

The Impact of a Customer-Centric Culture Transformation

CX Journey

Customer experience professionals fight hard for the customer and are often challenged when it comes to making the case for improving the customer experience and transforming the company culture to be customer-centric versus other, more easily quantifiable company initiatives.

Customer Centric Internal Branding

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Customer Centric Internal Branding Lynn Hunsaker. Customer centric internal branding revolves around customer well-being. By the way, what’s promised to customers should, in fact, be what your internal behaviors actually produce.).

Connecting People: The Key to Customer Centric Leadership

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People who seem to completely ‘get it’ — the need to become ever more customer centric to enable sustainable business growth. What the customer strategy is – or if there even is one. How the business is performing – financially and from the customer perspective.

Find, Win, Keep: A simple customer centric business strategy

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Gary’s probing went as follows: ‘What is our strategy to sustainably FIND new customers?’ Back in 1999, the concept of the ‘customer journey’ did not really exist. I would have to pay significantly more to upgrade than if I were a new customer.

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Report: Small Banks Are More Customer-Centric

Toister Performance Solutions

The credit union had hired me to conduct a customer service assessment and I had asked him about his vision for serving credit union members in the future. Here's the breakdown of overall customer service ratings by size of bank.

Embedding Customer Centricity: The Customer Experience Jigsaw Puzzle

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As I continue to develop my Customer Experience Specialism around the globe, a number of questions are continually raised by the people I meet. How many customer segments should we have? Should we have a Chief Customer Officer.

Customer-Centric Mobile Strategy That Delivers Results #INFOGRAPHIC

Win the Customer

Delivering an effective, winning customer service experience across new customer channels requires organizations to be more than just present. As customer interaction across new channels like mobile grows, […]. Customer Experience Customer Service Infographic Technology

Technical Competence & Organisational Clarity – The two pillars of Customer Centric Leadership

ijgolding

Every now and then I am told something about Customer Experience; or I hear someone speaking; or I read an article; and I get goose pimples all over! Their skills enable them to know what to do and when to do it with regards making decisions in the interests of the customer.

Customer Centric Service Design

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Customer Centric Service Design Lynn Hunsaker. Imagine the power of pictorially summarizing your customer survey results so that stakeholders can understand possible customer experience improvements within 10 minutes! 3) How will the solution work for the customer?

The Gospel of Customer Centricity for Improved Customer Experience

CX Journey

The way customers interact with brands has drastically changed over the past few years. In the words of Forbes contributor Brian Walker, " Digitally empowered customers are firmly in charge, bouncing from channel to channel at the drop of a hat.”

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Customer Centric Leadership: Are You Investing in the Organisational “Ecosystem” or Your Personal “Egosystem”?

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The question was a precursor to defining why Customer Experience needs good, strong leadership. This month, I want to ask three connected but altogether different questions: What do you do if the organisation you work for or with does NOT have strong customer focused leadership?

Creating and Leading a Customer-Centric Culture

Return Customer

If your employees and company culture are a priority to you, your customers and their experiences will be a priority to your employees. As an executive, your attitude and leadership skills trickle down from the top, through every level of your company, and ultimately ends with your customers. If your goal is to retain customers as well as acquire new ones, you must invest your time and resources in your employees first. Treat Customers and Employees as Individuals.

Role model customer centric leadership: why I am a huge fan of Jeff Bezos!

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Jack Welch believed in people – employees AND customers. Although I have never met him, or worked for his company, perhaps my biggest business hero of all – especially from a customer experience perspective, is the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

Customer Centric Employee Engagement

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Customer Centric Employee Engagement Lynn Hunsaker. Organizations that are centered around their customers know that it’s not a part-time role. To truly be customer-centric , everyone company-wide needs to have a deep understanding of the customer’s world.

Customer Centric Action Plans

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Customer Centric Action Plans Lynn Hunsaker. Monitoring voice of the customer is one thing, but can all your employees name the customers’ top ten wish list? The post Customer Centric Action Plans appeared first on ClearAction Customer Experience Consulting.

Customer-Centric Innovation

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Customer-Centric Innovation Lynn Hunsaker. What defines a customer-centric organization, and why is taking a customer-centric approach increasingly seen as important? the customer’s world. Nurture customer-centricity by keeping employees.

Customer Centric Decisions

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Customer Centric Decisions Lynn Hunsaker. Do you have a customer-focus creed? In the conference room of a company I visited recently a poster served as a clear reminder for customer centric decision-making. Can we do this successfully, and will our customers notice?

Customer Centric Listening

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Customer Centric Listening Lynn Hunsaker. Listen to your customers’ experiences at the highest levels in your company to set customer-centricity standards. Consider listening to current, lost and potential customers.

Customer Centric Employee Engagement

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Customer Centric Employee Engagement Lynn Hunsaker. Organizations that are centered around their customers know that it’s not a part-time role. To truly be customer-centric , everyone company-wide needs to have a deep understanding of the customer’s world.

Customer Centric Sales & Service Policies

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Customer Centric Sales & Service Policies Lynn Hunsaker. As we strive to win customers’ hearts and share-of-wallet, remember that kindness breeds gratitude , which builds customer enthusiasm for a brand. Are we truly grateful for our customers?

Looking at Contact Center Metrics in a Customer-Centric Way

Aria Solutions

For too many years, contact centers were focused on operating contact centers as efficiently as possible, not providing outstanding customer experience. Even though managing to those metrics resulted in running contact centers efficiently (and thus became the new norm to benchmark against), it also resulted in contact centers blindly managing to those metrics alone, without any analysis of how they are servicing and satisfying their customers’ expectations today.

Customer-Centric Hiring Builds Trust

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Customer-Centric Hiring Builds Trust Lynn Hunsaker. When customer experience requirements guide the hiring process, a company is practicing outside-in thinking. We take our customers and our competition seriously — not ourselves.”

Customer experience does not apply to us – ‘we’re different’! Is it possible to be a genuinely ‘customer centric’ law firm?

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During these conversations, it has become abundantly clear that those who know a lot about Legal and Accounting firms are concerned that they are amongst the most ‘un-customer centric’ organisations on the planet. They THINK that Customer Experience does not apply to them.

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5 Tests to Reveal How Customer Centric Your Channel Strategy Is

Beyond Philosophy

Do you allow Customers to use whatever channel they wish to communicate with you, or do you restrict them to one or two channels? The answer to this question can show how Customer centric your company is. This post is the fifth in a series of nine posts that uses our Naïve to Natural customer-centricity assessment. Today we are looking at Channels, one of the nine parts of your current experience that contributes to Customer centricity of your organization.

Customer Centric Processes for Stellar Customer Experience

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Customer Centric Processes for Stellar Customer Experience Lynn Hunsaker. All processes within a company have the potential to impact customer experience. Customer-facing employees are only as effective as the rest of the company enables them to be.

Being Customer Centric Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

Beyond Philosophy

There is a major skill most organizations lack: Customer centricity. But if you want to remain competitive in today’s economic climate, putting the focus on Customers is imperative to your bottom line. I concerned myself with internal costs at the expense of Customer Experience.

What is Customer Centricity DNA?

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What is Customer Centricity DNA? What is customer-centricity DNA? And centricity means “being situated at the center; a position of central prominence or importance”. Accordingly, customer-centricity DNA means your business is customer-centered in all that it does.

Customer Centric Culture

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Customer Centric Culture Lynn Hunsaker. What Does it Mean to be Customer-centric? To have the customer’s best interests as the focus of your attention — not to be pre-occupied in your own interests at the customer’s expense. To do this, you need to: (1) Really know the customer in order to anticipate their best interests. (2) Customer-Centric Primary Motives: Making it easier and nicer for the customer to get and use solutions.