Month: May 2017

Looking Beyond the OBVIOUS: Spotting Customer Experience SUBTLETIES

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 filing…

Once Upon a Time People Assisted One Another…

It seems like every week I read something like: “UiPath, a robotic process automation (RPA) startup that’s setting out to help companies automate repetitive tasks, has raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding. UiPath <is>…bringing automation to the ‘intelligent enterprise.’ It specializes in building what it calls ‘intelligent software robots’ that help businesses…

Transforming Optimism on Transformation

The word transformation is all the rage in business today. I suspect that’s a byproduct of another trendy word disruption. Given the speed of change ignited by start-up businesses and technology companies, many established and larger companies find their lack of nimbleness to be a liability. The challenges of accelerating new behaviors across a sprawling…

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

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 for…

Out With The Old, In With The New And Not So New: 3 Trends to Consider In Customer Experience Delivery

Are you ready for conversational commerce, digital gifting, and secondhand markets? Great customer experience brands are constantly tracking macro-changes in consumer behavior and trying to determine if an emerging trend is simply a fad (hot for the short run but soon to fizzle) or a meaningful pattern worthy of infrastructure investment. Here are three trends…

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