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How to Avoid Hidden Disasters in Customer Experience Design

Ever have a sneaking suspicion something just isn't right, but you don't know how to fix it? Is that happening with your organization's customer experience design for service delivery? Lately, I'm seeing a lot of good intentions gone awry with ...
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How Costly Is It to Not Engage Customers? 

If you've never thought about how you engage customers, then what's to stop them from becoming actively disengaged? Sometimes we set ourselves up for this! It even echoes back to us in the way we engage within our own organizations. ...
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10 Ways to Get Actionable Feedback from Customers (part 2)

Asking customers for feedback is generally easy, but asking questions that spark action is not. And every customer's journey is different, so why ask every customer the same old questions? Neat piles of similar responses look pretty in reports, but there's ...

10 Ways to Get Actionable Feedback from Customers (part 1)

It can be a daunting task to go looking for actionable feedback. You have to roll up your sleeves, check your ego at the door, and prepare to learn some hard truths about your business and (gasp!) yourself. It's great to seek ...

3 Ways Customers are Tracking Brands (and Judging YOURS!)

Customers are tracking brands and how they interact with customers. And they're giving their friends all the dirt they find on your brand! They're sharing information like who to contact to get things done, and when's the best time to ...

Changing Customer Behavior: Your Brain Loves a Story

Brains are fascinating. The very thing that allows me to write this blog is both an abstract idea to me and a very concrete part of my anatomy. They are simple muscles in one regard and totally complex, almost spiritual, machines ...

3 Ways to Update Customer Experience for Millennials

Do millennials really approach everything differently than generations before them? Or are the challenges of designing for them simply the same challenges as designing and delivering experiences for any group? Yes, millennials approach the world a little differently. But so ...

The Intentionality of Patient Empathy

Thoughts from the Cleveland Clinic Patient Empathy Summit (Part 1) I had the immense honor of being a part of the Cleveland Clinic Patient Empathy Summit. This is the place where the idea of patient experience became a reality. These ...

Do Your Communication Tactics Undermine Your Intentions?

"Say please!" I say this to my children in a nearly constant refrain. Actually, now that they are pretty good about manners, I typically just give them a Mom glare and the polite words fall out of their mouths. But ...

5 Ways One-on-One Customer Communication Builds Loyalty

Consumers have power. In the old-school approaches to business, companies thought they were essential if they sold goods and services people wanted. Nowadays, the abundance of competition means that no single company can afford to become complacent. For long-term success, they ...

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