3 Principles to Get Your Customer Experience “Stop Doing” List Started

by Jeannie Walters

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Ever hear of a “stop doing” list?

“Stop doing” lists have become especially popular in recent years. If you’re not familiar, the concept is simple: We all have things on our To-Do list that we really ought to be delegating, ignoring, or ceasing to work on. 

Thinking in these terms, here’s a quick list for 3 things to add to your stop doing list. By stopping these behavior, you’ll be creating fewer poor experiences and more customer-centric growth opportunities. 

 

3 Items to add to your CX stop doing list:

1. Stop treating old customers like dirt.

Old customers may not be glamorous or new, but they’re the ones paying your salary.

Loyalty should matter, so treat those who are loyal like they are your most important customers, because in many cases, they are. Don’t offer deals and promotions to just new customers. Stop it. It’s mean. Word gets around and customers understand when they are being overlooked.

Treat those who are loyal like they are your most important customers, because in many cases they are. Click To Tweet

2. Stop letting complaints go unheeded.

Complaints are calls to action. Stop acting like they are the act of people who “have nothing better to do.” Customers who complain care enough to do so because they would like to see a change. Give them the courtesy of reviewing and acting on what it is.

Complaints are calls to action. Stop acting like they are the act of people who 'have nothing better to do.' Click To Tweet

3. Stop looking at everything from the inside-out.

Shop owners, walk in the front door sometimes. Service providers, walk through the actual experience of your customers. It’s so easy to get caught up in our own worlds that it takes serious, dedicated effort to get a true outside-in perspective. How do you know what experience you are delivering if you never see it from the correct angle?

It's so easy to get caught up in our own worlds that it takes serious, dedicated effort to get a true outside-in perspective. Click To Tweet

Customer-centricity can be painful!

It’s not easy, quick or even rewarding… At first. Stop doing what you know isn’t right. That’s the first step!

What can you add to your “stop doing” list?

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Jeannie Walters

Jeannie Walters is the CEO/Founder of Experience Investigators™ by 360Connext, a global Customer Experience consulting firm. She has 20 years of experience helping companies improve loyalty and retention, employee engagement, and overall customer experience. Jeannie is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP,) a charter member of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA,) a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, a Forbes Coaches Council Member, a C-Suite Network Advisor, a LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com instructor, and a TEDx speaker. Learn more here.

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