Month: September 2017

Not Just Fast: Understanding a Responsive Experience

As a customer experience consultant, I find myself working with leaders across the globe and across business sectors on some very familiar themes; needs fulfillment, customer effort reduction, surprise and delight, etc. Responsiveness One of those bedrock issues in daily consulting includes “responsiveness.” From my worldview, responsiveness is a make or break differentiator in all…

Keeping Your Audience’s Attent…Look There’s a Squirrel

Well, it’s officially over…your attention span that is! Smartphones Fault? I’m not sure if you are still reading given recent findings on just how short attention spans have become but here goes… I knew things had gotten bad back in 2015 when I read an article in The Telegraph titled Humans have shorter attention span…

When It Matters Most: Customer Experience With the Fury of a Hurricane

Despite all of the great accomplishments achieved by women and men, we have yet to match the raw force of nature fully. I was reminded of this when I met Hurricane Irma this week shielded from her wrath only by stone, glass, and metal. Blessed in a Storm On balance I was lucky (as were…

Shedding Your Implicit Bias: It’s Time for Design Thinking

Isn’t the world amazing! Despite the recent floods, nuclear tension, and political divide in the United States, I continue to be in wonder of the kindness and compassion demonstrated by absolute strangers to flood victims. I also marvel at the way so many people graciously navigate the underlying tensions of our time and find common…

{Guest Post} Customer Service May Be Killing Trust in Your Brand

A guest post by Barbara Brooks Kimmel: Who hasn’t spent, wasted time on the phone attempting to resolve a problem with a company whose brand is meant to enhance, not detract from your life? My guess is you have. Comcast, Verizon, utility providers and particularly health insurance companies are among the first worst offenders. The call…

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