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Tag Archives: Customer Service

Choosing Where to Invest In Customer Experience Innovation: The Art of Tradeoffs

Tweet When asked if customers would like to have more exciting products, faster delivery, lower prices, OR friendlier service, the answer is always YES. The challenge of customer experience excellence isn’t whether to improve products, people, process, or technology. The challenge is to identify which product, process or technology improvement will produce the greatest benefits […]

{Infographic} What Are Your UICs?

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What are Your UICs? Lessons from American & United Airlines Customer Experience Debacles

Tweet I call them UICs (unique industry challenges) and I see them as foundational issues that must be overcome to deliver outstanding customer experiences. Recently, high profile incidents at American Airlines (a confrontation between a flight attendant and a mother with two children as well as another passenger overheard the flight attendant’s behavior concerning the […]

A Contrarian View on the United Airlines Customer Nightmare (We all have a role to play)

Tweet I was going to write a blog about all the missteps involved in the United Airlines customer experience disaster. Then I started seeing an “abundance of critics” rushing out of the woodworks – some of whom clearly have never tried to help a company strike a balance between customer needs and profitability. With all […]

{Guest Post} Emotional Analysis Of Customer Feedback: The Missing Link

Tweet According to Bruce Temkin’s 2016 study, after a positive emotional experience, customers are 15 times more likely to recommend a company. 15 times more likely! That’s a huge difference. Not surprisingly, emotion analysis is receiving a lot of buzz. But do the current solutions deliver on the key question that companies should be asking themselves: […]

Back with an Apology: Rare Rewards of Service Professionalism

Tweet I’ve often made a distinction between service and servitude. Sadly, and all too often, customers treat service providers like they are lesser beings. At the same time, I am disheartened when service providers take little pride in developing the skills necessary to be true service professionals. It is my belief that automation will replace […]

When The Customer Is Wrong – Should The Business Be Right?

Tweet In 1909 Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store, is credited with saying, “The customer is always right”. Through the years, a number of my colleagues and I have emphasized that the customer is not always right but they are always the customer. I’ve come to believe that in order to be […]

{Infographic} The ABCs of PCT & Its Critical Role in Outstanding Customer Experiences

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The ABCs of PCT and Its Critical Role in Outstanding Customer Experiences

Tweet Long ago I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in dynamic, interactive human systems like married couples, families, and businesses. Along that educational journey, I was exposed to many theorists and various models of human motivation and perception (operant and classical conditioning, needs hierarchies, etc.). One organizing concept has proven to […]

{Infographic} All Business is Personal – Consistency with a Twist

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