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Vice chairman of leading insurer believes it is time for a business reboot

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Late last year I spoke with Jason Stockwood, Vice Chairman of Simply Business, the UK’s favorite business insurance broker, about a new book he has just had published: Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age. The book aims to counter much of the news and commentary that predicts the massively negative effect that Artificial Intelligence and automation will have on jobs and aims to show how any organization can think freshly and benefit from technology by

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What’s stopping you from doing the best work of your life? – Interview with Aaron Dignan

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Today’s interview is with Aaron Dignan, founder of The Ready, an organization design and transformation firm, and author of a new book: Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? Aaron joins me today to talk about the book, the core problem it is trying to address, the idea of organizational debt, what’s stopping you from doing the best work of your life and some of the biggest problems they have faced in helping firms transform the way

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An Emotional Connection – The Key To Customer Loyalty

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This is a guest post from Rebecca Martin, CMO at Calabrio “Given the enormous opportunity to create new value, companies should pursue emotional connections as a science—and a strategy. But for most, building these connections is more guesswork than science. At the end of the day they have little idea what really works and whether their efforts have produced the desired results.” This sentiment, which rings as true today as it did in 2015 when it was written, was recently

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Analytics isn’t something you buy, it is something that you do – Interview with Larry Skowronek of NICE

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Today’s interview is with Larry Skowronek, Vice President Product Management and Product Marketing at NICE, a worldwide leading provider of software solutions enabling organizations to improve customer experience, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. Larry joins me today to talk analytics and about some new technology that they have developed that can monitor interactions & provide a holistic view of the customer journey from start to finish, route inbound calls to the most appropriate representative through

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The six core elements of ROCKSTAR customer experience – Interview with James Dodkins

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Today’s interview is with James Dodkins, founder of ROCKSTAR CX, international keynote speaker, accidental #1 best selling author and host of ‘This Week In CX.’ James joins me today to talk about the work that he does, what is going wrong with many customer experience transformation programmes and the 6 core elements of really good customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – What more empathy in business and artificial intelligence (AI) will look like – Interview

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A story about how a successful outcome doesn’t guarantee a positive patient experience

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The following is a story that was recounted to me by a friend, let’s call her Jasmine, about a recent visit to a local hospital. Jasmine woke up one day with a buzzing in her head and an overwhelming feeling of vertigo. After a couple of visits to her local doctor she was referred to a specialist neurologist at a local hospital. Arriving at the hospital she was directed to the neurology department waiting room, where she waited to see

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What more empathy in business and artificial intelligence (AI) will look like – Interview with Minter Dial

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Today’s interview is with Minter Dial, keynote speaker and consultant on branding, new tech and digital transformation for blue chip companies, conferences and events around the world. Minter joins me today to talk about his new book: Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence, why the development of empathy is becoming so important, how we can develop it not only within ourselves but also the machines that we develop and what to watch out for when we do

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Improving the customer experience takes more than technology

This is a guest post from Kris McKenzie, Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA at Calabrio Driven by a desire to obtain business insights, lower costs and offer customers more choice, businesses are rushing to launch digital transformation initiatives. Significant frustration can arise, however, when companies fail to accurately assess how the technologies will impact the overall customer experience with the organisation – or when they fail to lay the operational groundwork to take full advantage of the

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Building your positivity muscle and the impact it can have on customer experience – Interview with Matt Prowse of IAG

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Today’s interview is with Matt Prowse, Customer Enablement Director at Insurance Australia Group (IAG). Matt joins me today to talk positivity, why we should add a little more of it into our own organisations, what they have done to with their ‘With Thanks’ programme amongst other initiatives, how they got senior executives talking to customers and the impact all of this has had on IAG. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Playing the customer experience game to

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