Don’t Fix it if it isn’t Broke: 10 Reasons this Phrase is Holding Your CX Back

We’ve all heard the saying. We’ve all used the saying. Sometimes it’s a fact of conducting business that—if a workflow or technology doesn’t need immediate replacement—there is likely another area of the department or organization that is more desperate for the budget. Because the squeaky wheel gets the oil, the trousers-on-fire initiatives will get desperation ...

5 Ways Tomorrow’s Contact Center Will Deliver Value

Originally published on Call Center Weekly. Read the full article. Imagine what the world will be like after you’ve checked off every box on your customer experience to-do list. Pre-purchase anxiety no longer exists, thanks to careful messaging and word of mouth. Product issues are eliminated at their root-cause, before goods leave the factory. Service ...

Breakup News: Irreconcilable Differences Force CX & Voicemail to Separate

This breakup is long overdue. It’s time for Customer Experience to see how truly great it is and break free from this toxic relationship. You don’t need voicemail, Customer Experience, there are better fish in the sea! It is time for CX to pull the plug and move on to greener pastures, once and for ...

Why Most Surveys Suck

Let’s be honest, most surveys suck. When was the last time you said, “Wow! That was a great survey experience,” as a customer? I’ve never heard those words. I know for a fact that surveys can improve the lives of experience managers and customers alike, and there’s no shortage of data, expert advice, and consultants ...

Improve IVR customer service by modernizing Your IVR

Think for just a minute back to the vehicles you have driven throughout your life. How has the dashboard and basic features changed through the years? The mid-1990s Ford Explorer that endured my early years of driving was exactly what you would expect from a typical mid-90s vehicle. There were heating/cooling options that were controlled ...

“NOF” Not Our Fault = Is An Opportunity

Imagine sitting in your quarterly meeting. They’re discussing your department’s performance metrics.  For five minutes, you worry, “this isn’t going in my favor!” Your mind is racing, breathing growing more rapid. Feet begin tapping, uncontrollably. Your hand is tentatively rising, reaching the side of your head. You desperately want to cut in. You badly want ...

Who’s Taking Your Survey: Design With These Customers In Mind

Originally published by ICMI. Read the full article at icmi.com. Great communicators and leaders will tell you the importance of considering your audience before starting any endeavor. Surveys are no different, but who is this mysterious audience? What do they want from us, and how do we get them to offer us constructive feedback? Regardless ...

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