Digital transformation is a journey, not a destination

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This is a guest post from Benjamin Shepardson, web development guru and founder of NoStop Content Services. Digital transformation is an exciting prospect in the business world of today. And yet, many high-profile digital transformations fail. This isn’t due to a failure of the concept, but rather a failure of execution. Businesses struggle to pull off digital transformations because their concept of how a digital transformation works is entirely wrong. It’s not a destination. It’s a journey. Here’s why digital

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New tech at work and improving the employee experience – How to get it right – Interview with Carrie Duarte

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Today’s interview is with Carrie Duarte, Partner at PwC, Workforce of the Future Leader and Director on PwC’s U.S. Board. Carrie joins me today to talk about PwC’s new Tech at work and employee experience research report, the main findings, what they mean and what leaders should be doing about them. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Only 20 percent of support teams provide self service and other customer experience trends – Interview with Jeff Titterton –

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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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Have many B2B companies missed the customer experience revolution?

The customer experience in recent years has become increasingly complex. Despite this, however, a couple of simple things remain true: A business’ ability to retain customers is as important, if not more important, than its ability to acquire new customers, particularly when establishing a foundation for sustainable growth and long term success; and If the people and functions within business do not work closely and well together then they are unlikely to be able to deliver a great and consistent

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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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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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Are you prepared to be this brave for your customers?

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In the early part of December I was lucky enough to attend the Most Contagious event in London. It is run by Contagious, one of the leading, global creative and strategic intelligence services and the event aims to provide an appraisal of the year’s most innovative and influential brand campaigns, events, technologies, start-ups and emerging trends from around the world. The event was kicked off by Paul Kemp-Robertson, co-founder of Contagious, and Chris Barth, it’s Lead Strategist, who were talking

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Going from good to great in customer experience – Interview with Rachel Haworth of Coventry Building Society

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Today’s interview is with Rachel Haworth, Customer Experience Director, at Coventry Building Society. Particularly for non-UK readers, a building society is a financial institution that is owned by its members as a mutual organisation. Coventry Building Society is the second largest organisation of its kind in the UK with over 1.8 million members that save or have a mortgage with them. Rachel joins me today to talk about customer experience, the approach they have taken, the successes they have had,

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