Driving Culture Change

Are You Leaving Customer Memories to Chance? Decide with Clarity

Are you leaving customer memories to chance? Beloved companies identify the experiences they deliver. They know the memory they want customers to have, make decisions to create it, and take action to prepare their people and operations to deliver it.

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Customer Experience Bookends

When you map out the customer experience stages, step away from ‘executing tasks’ and focus on the customer experience you want to deliver. To plan reliable delivery, you must know the customer emotions involved in the experience from beginning to end. If you deliver great personalized service, but parking is a nightmare, you still have a hurdle to clear.

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Build Reliability into Your Experience

The interactions your customers have with your company show them how much thought you put into the moments of truth. Be operationally deliberate and “get it right.” You must clear the hurdle of random experiences and deliver reliability.

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Power Core and CX Competencies

Successful customer handoffs require a chain of actions across the enterprise. These actions need to create a reliable experience for the customer.
Your company’s power core develops certain skills and pays less attention to others, so it has an impact on the ease at which cross-company CX competencies can be developed and integrated.

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Decide to Say Sorry - Can You Bake a Humble Pie?

The delivery of products and services — and in many cases, the creation of them — is a human activity. Because we are human, we have good days and bad days. Customers get that more than companies give them credit. When things escalate, it’s often because the blunders seem to be purposefully swept under the rug, and a company doesn’t genuinely apologize and work to make things better.

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Three Actions to Earn Back Customer Trust

When you apologize, is it genuine? Is this your finest hour? Saying sorry is about accepting accountability. You repair the connection with humility and remorse.

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Jeanne Bliss on BrightTALK

Jeanne’s BrightTALK chat on how five decisions make a company beloved.

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Decide to Be There - For Junk Removal

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is based on the fundamental idea of “being there.” By considering how people usually experience the household chore of removing junk and offering them the alternative of a reliable service experience, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has become the largest junk hauling company in the world.

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How Proactive Are You?

If you want to be the best in customer service, then you need to be proactive about customer recovery. You can’t wait for customers to tell you about a problem. You need to be ahead of them everyday to find the problem and fix it. This means having a proactive recovery plan.

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Southwest Classic Ad - Deciding to be Real

The communication is so unexpected that the messages a beloved company sends take on a viral life of their own. Humility, humor, and almost always, lack of pretense or protocol define personal interactions with people inside the beloved companies, because they have been encouraged to be themselves.

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