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Tag Archives: Delivering WOW

Looking Beyond the OBVIOUS: Spotting Customer Experience SUBTLETIES

Tweet It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to identify the obvious trend away from brick and mortar in favor of online purchasing. Store closings, layoffs, and predictions of doom haunt many traditional retailers such as the Sears Holding Corporation (parent entity for both Sears and Kmart and an employer of 140,000 people). In a recent SEC […]

{Infographic} Back with an Apology: Rare Rewards of Service Professionalism

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

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{Infographic} The Future of Customer Service: Artificial Intelligence vs Human Intelligence

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The Future of Customer Service: Human Intelligence (HI) or Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Tweet I have been slow to accept that, from a service perspective, humans will ever be replaced by computers.  I’ve suggested that customers will resist “robots” and I’ve based my thinking in part on the “uncanny valley” hypothesis which postulates that the more robots look like humans the less humans will feel comfortable with them. […]

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

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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, […]

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 […]

Connecting With The Need To Connect: Watching People Eat Online

Tweet In his 1943 paper, “A Theory of Human Motivation”, Abraham Maslow foreshadowed a key ingredient to modern customer experience design. In essence, once you are able to meet a customer’s basic or functional need…there are higher needs you can address to drive their loyalty with your brand. Assume for example, that you and a […]

Not Top Of Mind But Top Of Heart – When Branding Gets Real {Infographic}

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