Customer Experience Leadership: What Customers Wish We’d Do | #CX

As we explore customer experience leadership, it’s amazing how much we learn from asking the simple question, What do customers wish we would do?

The answers to this question ensure that our customer experience leadership focuses on what truly matters to customers. So let’s look at those answers!

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Customer Experience Leadership: What Customers Wish We’d Do. Image by Michael W. May via Flickr.

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Customer Experience Leadership: What Customers Wish We’d Do

  • Listen! Customer frustration about our pre-planned experiences is boiling over. No matter how much we think we know the customer from previous interactions, their expectations do change. If we are listening and adapting, we can exceed their expectations. Otherwise we will be delivering what they used to want.

  • Customer Experience Leadership Step: Empower the front line employees on every channel to listen vs. deliver the script. Use AI for automated functions to listen and adapt.

  • Make it Easy! More than ever, customers won’t stick around when the experience is difficult.

  • Customer Experience Leadership Step: Scour through every aspect of the customer experience journey. Get rid of the difficulty. Whether it’s online, on the phone, or in person, make it easy!

  • Personalize! Customer expectations are personal and individual. Forget yesterday’s trends on age, income, and gender trends. Personalizing the experience is THE way to exceed customer expectations & keep them coming back.

  • Customer Experience Leadership Step: Empower ALL employees in your organization to personalize the customer experience. Don’t leave your front liners hanging from empty promises to customers.

Customer Experience Leadership Summary

We’ve been talking about these changes for years. During that time, technology has come along to help us listen, make it easy, and personalize the experience. So what is still holding company leaders back?

  1. Old beliefs.

  2. Old technology.

  3. Lack of trust.

  4. Trying to preserve power.

  5. Resisting change.

So how can they get their entire organization to a) listen b) make it easy and c) personalize the customer experience? Gather all company leaders (including front line team leaders) for a customer experience summit and identify the answers to the five point list. Yes, there will be many steps to getting there. Yet, to get there you must have the vision and momentum to start. Be the start. Get busy!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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2 Responses to “Customer Experience Leadership: What Customers Wish We’d Do | #CX”

  1. Josephine Crowe says:

    Good one Kate! When a customer gets pleased with his/her experience, they will announce it to the world, so retaining them is the best marketing a company could ask for. Customers are the reason a business exists. They are a vital part of your business success and giving them the best pave the way for a lasting relationship that benefits both sides.

    • Kate Nasser says:

      Many thanks Josephine for adding your voice to this ever-important topic. Customers are vital and creating lasting relationships with them is rewarding — both financially and inter-personally.

      Best wishes and gratitude,

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