Our people first, customers second approach drives our growth – Interview with Tom van der Lubbe of Viisi

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Today’s interview is with Tom van der Lubbe, the Co-Founder of Viisi NV, a Dutch financial services company that offers customized mortgage advice and solutions. Tom joins me today to talk about holocracy, decentralized decision-making, culture, radical transparency, only having one rule, rotating leadership and the impact of all of this on their clients experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Understanding friction and reward in customer experience – Interview with Richard Hammond and Rocky Howard of Uncrowd

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Glassbox’s instant replay technology helps customer service agents relive customer problems

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I’m sure many of you have had the experience of trying to help a friend or family member solve a technology problem over the phone. I know I certainly have, particularly when it comes to helping my father solve a problem that’s he’s been having with his computer at home. My experience is complicated by the fact that my dad has a PC, he’s not the most tech-savvy individual, and for the last few years, I have mainly been a

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Understanding friction and reward in customer experience – Interview with Richard Hammond and Rocky Howard of Uncrowd

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Today’s interview is with Richard Hammond and Rocky Howard, co-founders of Uncrowd, who are the the world’s leading experts on friction versus reward. Richard and Rocky join me today to talk about Richard’s new book: Friction/Reward: Be your customer’s first choice, the work that they are doing at Uncrowd and why we should pay attention, particularly when it comes to creating a better customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – CEOs have to come to accept

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How many exposure hours have you had recently with your customers?

Back in April, I talked to Andy Macmillan, CEO of UserTesting, about a new industry report that they had released – The Rise of the Experience Economy – The 2019 CX Industry Report. The big headline this year was that more and more organizations have started to talk about the overall experience they are creating rather than just talking about new technology or digital initiatives. That implies that while many firms may have said that they were going to be

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CEOs have to come to accept that CX is their responsibility – Interview with Jeanne Bliss

Today’s interview is with Jeanne Bliss is the Founder and President of CustomerBliss, and the Co-Founder of The Customer Experience Professionals Association. Jeanne is one of the foremost experts on customer-centric leadership and the role of the Chief Customer Officer and joins me today on the podcast for something different. Rather than conducting a straight up interview, we rummage around some of the big issues and challenges in customer experience right now in a short and punchy rant-off. We also

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How objectivity about new technology is key to delivering a leading customer experience

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At the beginning of May NICE inContact released its second annual, global research study that investigated the changing attitudes of contact center leaders and customers regarding customer experience. The report called the 2019 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark, surveyed more than 900 contact center decision makers in the US, UK, and Australia. Like many other studies that have gone before it, the NICE inContact study highlighted the existence of a perception gap between how businesses think they are doing

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You can’t transform something you don’t understand – Interview with Annette Franz

Today’s interview is with Annette Franz, founder and CEO of CX Journey Inc, and an internationally recognized customer experience thought leader. Annette joins me today to talk about her new book: Customer Understanding: Three Ways to Put the “Customer” in Customer Experience (and at the Heart of Your Business), what it’s about, what we can learn from it and her views on the current state of customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Audio is an

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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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Audio is an overlooked dimension of the customer experience – Interview with Jeff Yasuda of Feed.fm

Today’s interview is with Jeff Yasuda, the CEO and co-founder of Feed.fm (Music as a Service), which helps game developers, content publishers, and e-commerce retailers increase customer engagement, retention, and conversions by incorporating popular music into their environments– at the lowest possible cost. Jeff joins me today stop talk about Feed.fm, the impact of music on customer experience and what others can learn from their experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Taziki’s is closing the disability

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