Service

Bring on the Service Professionals? It’s Time to Supplement Mainstream Self-Service (Infographics)

In this week’s blog, I discussed the things to consider as you balance self-service and human assistance. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact.  

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Bring on the Service Professionals? It’s Time to Supplement Mainstream Self-Service

Is it just me, or have you noticed that it’s getting harder to get ahold of a human being when you need customer service? For example, some websites have replaced their customer service number with online forms. Other companies still provide a phone number, but when you call, you are instructed to contact the company…

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Don’t Just Solve Problems! How to Actually Reconcile Relationships With Compassion

Here’s a question for you, one that I hope you’ll consider thoughtfully and answer honestly. Does your business complete transactions or create relationships? I suspect you will want to answer the question with “we create relationships,” since relational companies foster trust, enhance customer engagement, drive loyalty, and secure referrals. But do your behaviors really align…

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The Starbucks Experience | Challenges and Opportunities in Philadelphia

As you might expect from someone who has worked with and written a couple of books about Starbucks (The Starbucks Experience and Leading the Starbucks Way), I have had my share of media asking me to opine on what happened in that Philadelphia Starbucks when 911 was called and the police placed two black men in…

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Leading with the GOOD: A must have for customer experience success

I am convinced that if you want to offer consistently outstanding customer experiences, you will need to align your organization around a fundamental belief. Namely, that “people are intrinsically good.” Philosophical and Practical Okay, this blog may seem a bit esoteric and in the purview of philosophers, not business leaders. We all know that philosophers,…

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{Infographic} Customer Value – Expanding across the 12 Standard Forms of Value

                                                                                           

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Customer Value: Expanding Across the 12 Standard Forms of Value

Great leaders often ask me to help them create “customer value”, while others ask me to help them create “profit.” For me, the only way to generate sustainable profit is by developing a core competency for customer value creation. Chasing profits is a tiring and stressful endeavor – creating value is an innovative and energizing pursuit.…

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The Future of Customer Service: Human Intelligence (HI) or Artificial Intelligence (AI)

I have been slow to accept that, from a service perspective, humans will ever be replaced by computers.  I’ve suggested that customers will resist “robots” and I’ve based my thinking in part on the “uncanny valley” hypothesis which postulates that the more robots look like humans the less humans will feel comfortable with them. I…

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