2019

The Personality Of Customer Experience

CX Accelerator

When it comes to Customer Experience (CX) work, it takes a very special type of person to be successful. Consider all the skills required to thrive in the role.data crunching, storytelling, journey mapping, process improvement, change management, strategic thinking, influencing behaviors, project management.the list goes on. It's essentially impossible for any one person to be strong in all of these areas. Could this be part of the reason that a huge percentage of CX initiatives are failing?

What is Employee Experience? Definition & Best Practices

Callminer

Most business invest time, effort and scrutiny on the customer experience. However, its internal equivalent – the employee experience – receives far less attention than it deserves in many organizations.

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3 Tips On How To Measure Customer Experience

Lumoa

Wondering what is the optimal way to measure customer experience? Choosing customer experience metric seems to be a complex process? Don't let the variety trick you. Start collecting customer feedback and measuring customer experience with a simple and easy KPIs and metrics! Feed generated with FetchRSS

Call Center Automation: Your first RPA use case

Uniphore

Ready to add automation into your call center and not sure where to get started? With all the automation potential for today’s contact centers, we often see that password management is at the top of the list.

How to Work with Your Customer Success Team to Create a Great Product Feedback Experience

Speaker: Rebecca Notté, Product Operations Manager and Hannah Chaplin, Director of Product Marketing at Pendo

In this session, Hannah Chaplin and Rebecca Notté will detail the challenges of managing feedback between product and customer success teams and share their best practices on how to combat these challenges.

Simple Ways to Leverage Wellness to Improve the Employee Experience

Customer Service Life

This post was originally posted as a featured contributor on ICMI. Eat only healthy snacks at work, lose weight and burn calories through your daily exercise. Save your company gobs of money by not getting sick. If this is all your workplace wellness program includes, it stinks. And, your employees are likely sick of it. Creating a wellness program at your office is all the rage. You want to be the hip company on the block with the cool options bringing good health to the team.

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4 Metrics Your Call Center Needs to Track in 2020

Fonolo

As we head into 2020, data is becoming more crucial for successfully running a call center than ever. In the past, the efficiency of a call center hinged on management’s ability to identify flaws in their processes and opportunities to improve the running of the center.

7 Questions That Reveal Whether Your Company is Committed to CX

Beyond Philosophy

When I started Beyond Philosophy back in 2002, I could ascertain whether a company was customer-focused or not right away. I wondered how I did that. When I thought about it, there were some common telltale cultural signs organizations share that indicate where their focus lies.

The Fastest Way to De-escalate Is To Use Your Customer’s Last 3 Words

Myra Golden Media

When you have an enraged customer on the phone or in front of you, nothing threads the needle like mirroring the customer’s words. Copying the customer’s angry expressions makes the customer feel heard and understood. When the unreasonable customer feels like you’re listening is when they go from a boil to a simmer. There are only three things you have to remember to do with mirroring. Copy the last three words the customer mouths. Pause for a beat. Repeat.

The 3 Biggest Customer Experience Game Changers of the Last Decade

Customers That Stick

It is an amazing time to be a customer experience expert and a fascinating time to look back at the immense changes to both the idea and practice of customer experience that the last decade has brought.

The Importance of Having Strong Decision Agility in Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product

In this talk, Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product will unpack how we can quickly make deeply-researched decisions on multiple topics that will positively influence your product development process.

Improve IVR to create a better customer experience

UJET

Interactive voice response ( IVR ) is a phone system that uses the phone keypad or voice recognition to direct customers through a company’s customer support system. Depending on the industry, customers might be calling about product support like a smart home device , subscription information or financial issues. IVR systems guide customers towards a specialized support agent or accessing a self-service solution. Multichannel Support Customer Support

Building a CX Dashboard

CX Accelerator

If you’re running a CX program, you need a way of communicating your progress to your superiors and the broader organisation. We are all guilty of not communicating enough on occasion.so what’s required is something that will break down the walls of the CX department allowing everyone in the business to see how the organisation is performing relative to customer expectations and its targets.

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Call Center Statistics You Should Know

Callminer

As industrial and economic globalization trends continue to develop in the world’s present market, the use of outsourced talent to accomplish a wide variety of tasks ranging from the rote and repeatable to the complex and mission-critical grows ever more ubiquitous.

A Great Customer Experience Starts With a Great Employee Experience

Lumoa

How Customer-Centric Feedback Loops Can Evolve Your Product Process

Speaker: Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo

Join Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo, as she discusses why it’s important to actively gather customer feedback, how to build customer feedback loops into your product planning, the best ways to decipher different types of feedback, and different frameworks for how/when to apply feedback processes.

Call Center Automation: Your first RPA use case

Uniphore

Ready to add automation into your call center and not sure where to get started? With all the automation potential for today’s contact centers, we often see that password management is at the top of the list.

Always Leave a Place Better Than You Found It

Customer Service Life

Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay. This article was originally published on the FCR blog on July 17, 2019. Click here to read the original post. A childhood memory is etched in my brain. After spending a couple weeks at a friend’s cabin, we spent several hours on the final day cleaning. By cleaning I mean emptying trash, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, washing the linens, cleaning toilets, replacing paper products, and a whole lot more.

Turbocharge Your Journey Map

Heart of the Customer

Two-thirds of customer journey mapping initiatives fail to drive action, as we revealed in our book How Hard Is It to Be Your Customer? Using Journey Mapping to Drive Customer-Focused Change. That’s not really surprising, is it?

Changing Consumer Expectations: 5 New Customer Service Faux Pas to Avoid

Fonolo

Core tenets of customer service are timeless: For example, “know your customer” is still as important today as it ever was. If you know your customer, you’ll know that consumer expectations have changed radically over the past decade, largely due to the development of new technologies. On-demand experiences provided by organizations like Uber and Amazon mean that efficiency and personalization are expected throughout all touchpoints of the customer experience.

Roadmaps Are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps!

Speaker: Bruce McCarthy, Co-Author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched and Founder of Product Culture

Join Bruce McCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, as he discusses the best ways to innovate your product roadmap. So that it reflects your customers’ needs while simultaneously and accurately communicating your products strategy and vision.

Has Your CX Lost The Human Touch?

PeopleMetrics

The CX space has seen significant movement over the last few years – between multibillion-dollar acquisitions, advancement in AI, and continuously evolving core software, the industry is experiencing a renaissance. Yet despite these technological advancements, it appears that many of those charged with leading these initiatives are too focused on polished, buzzword - laden tools , and are in turn losing focus of why these programs exist in the first place – t o enhance the c ustomer experience.

What are the top ways we should use speech analytics to get the maximum benefits?

DMG Consulting

Question: We are just getting started with speech analytics. Aside from the tactical uses, what are the top ways we should use this solution to get the maximum benefits? Answer: Enterprise executives who are not thinking more broadly about the uses of solutions like speech analytics are leaving cost savings and valuable benefits on the table.

Why The Intensity of Customer Emotions is Crucial to Your Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

Customer emotions have a strong influence on your Customer Experience outcome. From our research in our global Customer Experience consultancy, we know that over 50 percent of experience is about how a customer feels. . Organizations don’t consider customer emotions enough.

The pros and cons of remote customer support

UJET

Support teams are arguably the most important part of the customer experience. Agents become the voice of the company when they interact with customers. These experiences can lead to repeat sales or a loss of a customer depending on that single interaction. customer service Customer Support Agent

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Feedback: The Secret to Innovating Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad

Join Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad as she details how product feedback can improve your product development process while mitigating stakeholder conflict, constant feature requests, failed launches, unexpected outcomes, unhappy users, and complexity.

The Greatest Avenger of the CX Universe

CX Accelerator

Whether you know it or not, a battle rages in the universe between companies with incredible customer experiences and everyone else. Furthermore, so many companies are paying lip service to great customer experience but not walking the walk. You are looking to hire one Avenger from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who will build the best CX program in all of the universe. Which Avenger would you hire and why?

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Contact Centre Predictions for 2020

Callminer

Microsoft’s Richard Peers predicted that by 2020, 85% of all customer service interactions would be handled without the need for a human agent. Although his prediction was not completely accurate, there has been a significant move in that direction.

Business Value and ROI of Customer Experience: The Step-by-step Guide

Lumoa

Understand how changes in customer experience drive changes in customer behaviour and how that translates to financial measures – to revenue and profits. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Your Front is different than your Back

Uniphore

As business leaders are contemplating the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation on digital transformation, many are quickly realizing that a customer’s experience is the sum of each moment: good and bad, direct and indirect, automated and manual, digital and face-to-face. Read More. Jacada Blog

How a Strong Customer Engagement Strategy Can Improve the Usability of Your Product

Speaker: Hannah Chaplin, Director, Product Marketing at Pendo and Esther Edel, Product Operations Analyst at Pendo

Join Mobile expert Hannah Chaplin as she shares best practices and real examples to help you improve your mobile apps with in-app guides.

Thanks for Coming in Today by Charles Ryan Minton (a One Win Book Review)

Customers That Stick

In this One Win Book Review, we take a look at Thanks for Coming in Today by Charles Ryan Minton. Check out the video below to hear Adam’s one win that you can take away from Thanks for Coming in Today to improve your organization’s customer experience and customer service. About Thanks for Coming in Today. FROM THE PUBLISHER: By providing your customers and guests with an unforgettable experience, your business can build customer loyalty and gain an edge over your competition.

Stop Playing CX Whack-A-Mole

Heart of the Customer

“All happy customers are alike; each unhappy customer is unhappy in its own way.” Okay, that wasn’t really my quote – I’m paraphrasing Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, where he wrote “all happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” But it does fit at least some companies’ experiences. This is especially […]. The post Stop Playing CX Whack-A-Mole appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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Four Phrases Call Center Agents Should Avoid at All Costs

Fonolo

While on a call with a customer, the language used is incredibly important. Call center agents are likely to have many, many conversations over the course of a work day, so it’s easy to forget the importance of each and every interaction you have with a customer on the line. When handling multiple customer service tickets each day, using certain phrases or expressions can become second nature.