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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The internal perception gap that is holding back your employee experience

Recently, I wrote about the perception gap that exists between how businesses think they are doing, regarding the delivery of great customer experience, and how customers perceive the performance of brands. However, this is not the only perception gap that exists and hinders the performance of organizations in their pursuit of delivering better customer experience. According to PwC’s recent Tech At Work and employee experience research report, a gap also exists between how leaders perceive the effectiveness of their technology

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Agatha, NLU and turning customer support agents into geniuses – Interview with Deon Nicholas of Forethought.ai

Today’s interview is with Deon Nicholas, Founder of Forethought, an AI company and 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant, that has a vision to enable anyone to be a genius at their job. In practical terms, they do this indexing and surfacing content that matters the most in the context of their work. Deon joins me today to talk about the difference between NLP and NLU, winning last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield and how Agatha aims to make it easy to

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Five ways to improve your in-house customer service team

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This is a guest post from Sam Makad. Customer service forms an integral part of any organization. Especially when it comes to customer engagement and retention, the heavy burden of developing connections and satisfying curious or ruffled customers lies on the shoulders of your customer service team. The Importance of Good Customer Service for Retaining Customers By providing top-notch service to your customers, you can boost your retention rate significantly with a direct impact on your company’s bottom line. According

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Taziki’s is closing the disability employment gap and enriching their customer and employee experience at the same time – Interview with Dan Simpson

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Today’s interview is with Dan Simpson, CEO of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, which is a fast casual chain of franchised restaurants based in Birmingham, Alabama that purveys Greek and Mediterranean cuisine such as gyros, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Dan joins me today to talk about Tazikis and eudaimonia, what it is, how they bring it to life, bringing hope and joy to others and what companies should be doing differently to improve their customer experience. This interview follows on from my

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Humanising the workplace in the age of automation

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This is a guest post from Tom Goodmanson, CEO, Calabrio The rapid development of new technologies over the last 15 years, including smart phones, social media, the cloud, SaaS, big data, and AI, have led to extraordinary changes in how we conduct business. Using these technologies, businesses have employed a variety of strategies, from new channels for communicating with customers, such as chatbots, to product recommendations, all in the hope of improving the customer journey and building brand loyalty. However,

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A lack of executive desire and recognition is holding back customer service – Interview with Michael Redbord of Hubspot

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Today’s interview is with Michael Redbord, General Manager of the Service Hub at HubSpot, a technology company that builds sales and marketing software. Michael joins me today to talk about their new research into the state of customer service, what we can learn from it, what the future holds and what we should be focusing on if we are to deliver a great customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – How using a network of experts

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How your procurement team is impacting both your employee and customer experience – Interview with Todd Olson of Pendo

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Today’s interview is with Todd Olson who is co-founder and CEO of Pendo, a product experience platform that helps product teams create software customers love. Todd joins me today to talk about software product experience and how it impacts both the employee and customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Becoming more empathetic can be hard. Pega’s new AI-powered Customer Empathy Advisor aims to help – Interview with Rob Walker of Pega – and is number

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The good, the bad and the ugly of customer service – Interview with Tom Libretto of Pega

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Today’s interview is with Tom Libretto, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Pega. I caught up with Tom at Pega’s recent customer event, Pegaworld, in Las Vegas and we grabbed a few minutes to talk about Pega’s recent research report: 2019 global customer service insights: The good, the bad, and the ugly, what they found out and what lessons organisations should be learning and what they should be doing differently. This interview follows on from my recent interview

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