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Tag Archives: Customer Experience Design

Is Business a Game? Customer Experience Lessons from Gaming

Tweet Over the years, as a customer experience consultant, I’ve increasingly become a student of “game theory” and of the “gaming industry.” I sense I am not the only one. For example, Thomas J. Watson the founder of IBM is quoted as once saying that “business is a game.” As you likely know “game theory” is a branch of mathematics that […]

{Infographic} Fine-tuning Your Service Expectations and Your Consistent Delivery of Service Behaviors

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Fine-tuning Your Service Expectations and Your Consistent Delivery of Service Behaviors

Tweet We’ve all had it happen. As customers, we’ve encountered a service provider who unfortunately chose to attend to something of interest to them instead of attending to our needs. As a result of their self-preoccupation, we were left to feel like we were intruding on their text messaging session, their online purchase, or interrupting […]

Customer Experience Excellence – The Science and the Craft {Infographic}

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Customer Experience Excellence – The Science and the Craft

Tweet Every time I develop a customized customer service training tool for a client of mine, I caution that the tool is a “guidebook” for customer service behavior and that no tool can fit every application. As such, a customer service toolkit is only as good as the judgment and skill of the person using it. Additionally, […]

Customer Resolution 2017 – Perfect Experiences

Tweet I am proud to say that Horst Shultze, the founder of the modern-day Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, has been a mentor. One day, I was asking Horst about a client of mine that was struggling to engage customers. As I presented the challenge to Horst, I explained the efforts the company’s leaders had exerted to, […]

Do’s and Don’ts for a Human and Humane Holiday Experience {Infographic}

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It’s Not Easy Enough: Simplifying the Experience

Tweet If you are old like me, you will remember a time when there wasn’t an express checkout line at grocery stores. If you are somewhat younger, you might remember the days before self-checkout lanes were available. This generation of young people will likely tell future generations that they lived in an era when some […]

Nailing the Numbers – Your Future Equals Your Customer Experience

Tweet I’ll admit it, as a customer experience consultant I have a tendency to see improving customer experience as a cure for all business ills. As the saying goes, if you have a hammer everything looks like nails. Over time, I have come to concede that product development, finance, and other business disciplines are equally […]

Thanksgiving & Your Business Year-Round

Tweet Author Melody Beattie once noted that: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. “ I’ve taken the […]