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What Customers Want Next: How to Find & Act on CX Clues

Human behavior is notoriously difficult to predict. Sophisticated modeling and massive data analysis can help, but these are typically based on past behavior. Past behavior might be helpful for predicting future successes, but what if the context or the entire environment changes from the past to the future? In one study by Concentric , 99% …

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Don’t Accidentally Sabotage Customer Experience — Do This Instead

Sure, you may not intend to, but there are probably ways you, as the leader of your department or organization, are sabotaging the experience your customers have. And who can blame you? Today, leaders have more expectations with fewer resources. We’re asked to spend more time reporting on what’s happened than making things happen. Time …

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Learning Paths: What Are They, & How Can They Create Customer Experience Success?

“Customer service shouldn’t just be a department; it should be the entire company” – Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos)  The late, great CEO of Zappos promoted this idea and he was absolutely right. To deliver exceptional customer experiences, everyone in your organization needs to be on board. But what does that mean? And what’s most important …

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CX Training Can Make You Happier… Here’s How To Get Started

Learning Makes You Happier — Science Shows it. Have you ever experienced a “conference high?”  Not, I’m not talking about what happens when you skip out on the afternoon session because you got a whiff of something “totally legal in this state.” I’m talking about the feeling you get when a great speaker is on …

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5 Ways to Instill Customer Focused Values Throughout your Organization

Customer Experience Leaders Have a Global Customer Focus Even after over a decade of helping small and large businesses alike, I still meet leaders who believe that Customer Experience is just about so much call-center scripts or proper protocol around customer complaints. As you and I both know, dear reader, it’s so much more than …

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3 Ways the Best Brands Do Omnichannel Right

Have you had enough of the term omnichannel? It blasted into our vocabulary a few years ago, shoving out multichannel as the preferred ubiquitous business speak of our time. Omnichannel paints a picture of an all-knowing customer journey. It’s agnostic about your specific channel sins, and instead is forgiving and welcoming to all. It’s an …

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3 Popular Habits that Make You Unpopular with Customers

There are probably a million ways to improve customer experience in your organization, so where should you start? Before you do anything, think about this: Humans have a way of turning a nice idea into a complicated nightmare. Think of insurance – the idea of it is lovely. If we all chip in a little …

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