The Age Of Agile and why agile is more than a tool or method – Interview with Steve Denning

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Today’s interview is with Steve Denning, who describes himself as a writer, author, journalist and a renaissance man. He is very modest so I have included a more detailed bio for him below. As well as being a fellow Forbes contributor, he has just published a new book called The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done and joins me to day to talk about the new book, the imperative behind it and what

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Fairness For All, workplace happiness and an inside look at the John Lewis Partnership – Interview with Lord Mark Price

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Today’s interview is with Lord Mark Price, who is the former Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership. Mark joins me today to talk about his book: Fairness For All (the first book to explore the unique and much admired model of the John Lewis Partnership), the pursuit of workplace happiness, what companies getting right, what are they getting wrong and what they should be doing differently. This interview follows on from my recent interview

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Start building a better culture by doing this one thing consistently this year

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I recently read a story about Sheldon Yellen, the CEO of BELFOR Holdings, Inc, a global disaster relief and property restoration company, who personally writes a birthday card to everyone one of Belfor’s 7,400 employees every year. That’s some effort. To put that into context that works out, on average, to be 37 cards every working day of the year. Now, many CEOs or other leaders may see this as a frivolous activity or not a good use of their

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Brands can create a better customer experience by being purpose driven – Interview with Alicia Tillman, CMO of SAP

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Today’s interview is with Alicia Tillman, the new global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software. Alicia joins me today to talk purpose and how brands can create a better customer experience by being a purpose driven brand. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Public Enemy and getting practical with AI in the contact centre – Interview with Mikhail Naumov – and is number 245 in the series of interviews

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Four insights from leading thinkers that will transform your employee engagement and performance

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Despite heavy investment by organizations to improve their customer experience, customers still complain about inconsistent and unsatisfactory experiences. Moreover, when put to leaders and managers of many organizations they often cite lack of collaboration and communication, silo-ed thinking and the disappointing results of their digital and transformation efforts as some of the main reasons behind their their inability to deliver a consistent and delightful customer experience. Therefore, to achieve the performance levels that customers and leaders want, something has to

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Corporate Rebels and their bucket list show how to create inspiring workplaces – Interview with Pim de Morree

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Today’s interview is with Pim de Morree, Co-founder at Corporate Rebels, who are on a mission to make work more fun. Pim joins me today to talk about Corporate Rebels, their quest to make work more fun, their Bucket List and what they have learned so far. This interview follows on from my recent interview – The more you invest in technology the more you have to invest in human beings – Interview with Arnaud de Lacoste – and is

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Eliminate blindspots and build engagement by getting to know your company better – Interview with Claire Lew

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Today’s interview is with Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Company, a software tool that helps business owners get to know their employees better and overcome company growing pains. Claire joins me today to talk about spinning out from Basecamp, the problem that Know Your Company solves, how they do what they do and the sort of impact that it has. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Overcoming the barriers to delivering an excellent citizen experience –

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Bridging the employee engagement gap through effective communications

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This is a guest post from Maurice De Castro, the Founder of Mindful Presenter. Employees are the lifeblood of any business. Regardless of an organisation’s size and function, employees’ health and outlook will have a huge impact on productivity. In recent years, employee engagement has become a key area of focus for HR and management. Some reports suggest that as little as 13% of the world’s workforce are feeling engaged in their current role. This leaves employers questioning how they

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Customer engagement transformation

Customer Engagement Transformation Conference

This post was originally published on the Engage Customer website here. On Thursday 6th July I had the pleasure of chairing proceedings in Hall 2 of the Customer Engagement Transformation Conference that took place at the Victoria Park Plaza hotel in London. The theme of the day was to ‘help delegates in their quest to transform the way they interact with customers in order to reap the rewards of successful engagement’. All good and very interesting stuff and I was

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