Andrew Gilliam is a passionate customer experience innovator and change agent. His vision: deliver Amazing Customer Service and Technical Support™. Learn more at andytg.com, follow @ndytg on Twitter, and connect on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/andytg).
During an emergency, having the right people on hand at the right time is vital to your company's recovery. Do you know who those people are? People won't stop contacting your company for help during a disaster. They may be more inclined to contact you because they're concerned about the continued availability of your services.
One coffee lover gets more than she bargained for while searching for a good deal on Nespresso. Helping customers navigate and recover from rogue experiences is an essential consideration for experience professionals.
The beginning of a new year is a great time to energize ourselves for future pursuits, but it can be a struggle to maintain our resolve throughout the year. Here are some ways to get started on your resolutions, right now!
Despite our love for various contact channels, many organizations struggle to deliver consistent, effective assistance on every channel they support. One strategy for bolstering omnichannel success is the channel-blended agent: a contact center agent that handles customer contacts from more than one channel.
It can be incredibly hard for leaders to organize and act on unstructured feedback effectively. Without the right processes and technology in place to capture and structure the random comments we hear from customers (via our front-line employees), it’s not possible to act on this information effectively even if we’re well aware of it.
When we receive feedback in a disorganized way, it’s up to those capturing the feedback to give it some structure. Most employees haven’t been trained and don’t know what to do with these kinds of suggestions.
There is no shortage of reasons to tell a customer "no." In some cases, the law requires it! It's up to us to communicate necessary rejection while preserving the customer's goodwill towards us. Our actions when denying a customer decide the outcome.
Having a customer satisfaction survey doesn’t mean you have insight into what frustrates your customers. Not all follow-up questions are created equal. If you’re not careful, asking the wrong follow-up questions can degrade the survey experience and the entire customer experience.
Waiting on hold can be a customer's worst nightmare. As customers, we've been there ourselves! Agents abruptly demand that we wait without a clear reason why, and when they return to us, it's like they've never met us before. We're left wondering why we can't just have our issue resolved, so that we can move on with our lives.