Tag: Customer Experience Strategy

Make Your 2020 Resolutions Come True… Right Now!

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!

Will It Blend?: The Pros and Cons of Channel-Blended Agents

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.

Six Hidden Costs of Saying “NO”

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.

Target On Trial: The Enhancer That Broke Customer Trust

I hail from Minneapolis. The bold, urban north that houses the headquarters of many Fortune 500 organizations, including the retail giant Target. I used to be a level ten Target groupie, not just because of the influence they have on the city that I call home, but due to the fact that they have always ...

Accelerating Feedback, Justifying Development, and Anticipating Questions with AI

Customer support is about expectations, and the expectations that customers have today were shaped by their previous experiences. No customer experience exists in a vacuum either. Expectations for all service providers are influenced by all service providers in every industry. Consumer expectations are changing all the time. As businesses scramble to get a competitive advantage ...

We’ve Poisoned the Self-Service Well

Self-service technologies like interactive voice response (IVR) and chatbot systems have a bad reputation. Many customers view them as roadblocks in their journeys, pain points to be eliminated. The technology was well intended, but as Peter Drucker said, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Have poor implementations contaminated the water? It’s true, the water has been ...