Creating a customer obsessed culture and going from NPS -4 to +80 – Interview with Amy Downs of Lifesize

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Today’s interview is with Amy Downs, the Chief Happiness and Customer Success Officer of Lifesize, a provider of enterprise & business-class video, audio, & web conferencing solutions, software, equipment & support. Amy joins me today to talk about customer obsession, Lifesize’s transformation and what it takes to turn an Net Promoter score (NPS) of – 4 into a score of +80 in roughly 730 days. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Non-obvious trends and what they mean

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Would NPS be better if its scale only had three numbers?

#175277918 / gettyimages.com A question I have been asking myself recently is: Would Net Promoter Score (NPS) be better if it’s scale only had three numbers? Now, before I get accused of heresy, let me say up front that I am a fan of the Net Promoter Score (NPS) system’s central question: “How likely are you to recommend [our product or service] to your colleagues, friends or family?” In fact, I think it is a useful and valuable question the

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How NPS Correlates to Long-Term Revenue Growth

It’s been 10 years since Fred Reichheld first introduced Net Promoter Score (NPS) in his Harvard Business Review article “The One Number You Need to Grow.” Since then, thousands of companies have implemented NPS, including industry leaders like Apple, Intuit, Facebook, Southwest Airlines, and American Express. Now, with a ton of industry momentum, has NPS proven out Reichheld’s original title? Has the system shown that it can propel meaningful revenue growth? In his latest book, The Ultimate Question 2.0, Reichheld

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Beyond the Familiar – Long-Term Growth, Customer Focus, NPS and other reflections: Interview with Professor Patrick Barwise

This is the 9th interview of this year and I think you are in for a treat. Today’s interview is with Professor Patrick Barwise of London Business School about his new book, Beyond the Familiar. Now, this is quite a long interview….a shade over an hour. I did contemplate cutting it into sections but there is such a lot of great stuff in there that I couldn’t bring myself to do that. So, forgive me for the length of the

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Research insights into gathering effective feedback, the use of different metrics and generational differences around channel choice – Interview with Steve Morrell of Contact Babel

Today’s interview is with Steve Morrell who is the Managing Director of ContactBabel, a provider of high-quality research and analysis to the UK & US contact centre industries. Steve joins me today to talk about gathering feedback, what CX metrics senior management consider the most important, the role of automation in CX and generational differences around CX amongst other things. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Our people first, customers second approach drives our growth – Interview

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How a smart IVR can improve agent efficiency

This is a guest post from Nogol Tardugno, Director of Customer Success at Plum Voice. We’ve heard a lot recently about the latest customer service channels like web and mobile – but is that focus leading us contact center professionals away from some of our market? After all, the research continues to reinforce the importance of the phone channel: Microsoft’s 2018 Global State of Customer Service Report found that 39 percent of customers globally, and 44 percent in the U.S.,

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Given the choice 75 percent of customers would prefer to use messaging channels for service – Interview with Joshua March of Conversocial

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Today’s interview is with Joshua March, Founder and Board Director of Conversocial, a digital care platform for social messaging, and also author of Message Me, a book about the future of customer service in the era of social messaging and artificial intelligence. Joshua joins me today to talk about some recent research that Conversocial just released, the overall state of digital customer care, what the future of messaging and customer care looks like and what we should be doing about

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10 Things that you can do to improve the employee experience

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TINYpulse recently published their 2019 Employee Engagement Report titled The End of Employee Loyalty. With reputedly one of the largest databases in the world for employee feedback, they are well positioned to provide real insights into employee engagement trends. In fact, from January to December of 2018 they were able to collect responses from over 25,000 employees, working in more than 1,000 different companies across 20 industries spread across Northern America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. One of the headline findings

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What your customer service agents’ top priorities should be in 2019

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This is a guest post from Chris Ryba, Director of Professional Services at VHT. With all the attention paid to the digital transformation and artificial intelligence, one important fact bears repeating: Your customers value ease and convenience in their customer service interactions, and they don’t much care about the technology your brand has invested in behind the scenes. In fact, CCW’s recent special report titled “Augmenting Contact Center Automation” found that 71 percent of customers, across all age demographics, still

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