4 Steps to Designing a Listening Architecture

Those of us in the CX profession are lucky – our industry is hot. Why? Executives are increasingly choosing to embrace customer experience as a way they intend to differentiate in the marketplace. CX pros must lead the charge to bring a deep understanding of customers into their organizations to guide strategic CX decisions that

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Who Is Your CX Architect?

We all know that CX is so much more than deploying a customer satisfaction survey. However, many times an organization’s journey to launch CX starts with just that. What we chose to measure is typically based on who has requested – or insisted – there needs to be a survey. Maybe it’s your support organization,

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It’s Time to Be Intentional About Customer Listening

What is the single most important source of customer insight that an organization has? Is it the conversations salespeople have with customers? Perhaps it’s nested in the thousands of comments customers provide in surveys? Or maybe it’s from all the RFPs you receive that signal evolving market requirements. Having a hard time answering this question?

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Creating Business Value: Key Takeaways From the 2018 CXPA Insight Exchange

Last week was the 2018 CXPA Insight Exchange in New Orleans. As always, the spirit of ‘CX’ was alive and the networking and sharing of the latest trends and best practices in the field were immense. This year, the group focused on how we as CX professionals can continue to create business value. We challenged

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CX Storytelling – Bring the Right Attitude to Your Next Presentation

Just picture your audience in their underwear. This is common advice given to someone who is nervous about public speaking. Taking it a step further, it is said that Winston Churchill overcame his fear of speaking by picturing his audience naked. It may have worked for him, but I think it’s way too creepy. CX

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The Analytical Leader: The Importance of Being Persuadable

Overview One highly recommended skill for effective leaders is persuasion – the ability to move others toward a position they don’t currently hold. Persuading others is a critical skill in all aspects of one’s life, but great leaders must also be persuadable – actively seeking alternative perspectives and evidence. Being an Analytical Leader I recently contributed

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Changing Customer Dynamics and the Consumption Gap

Through our interactions with customer experience (CX) professionals, our advisory group discussions and in-depth interviews, we found five business dynamics emerged to explore. Has the customer’s understanding of our products and services declined? Are customer interactions growing in complexity? Do customers spend less time using the products and services today? Do customers prefer more self-service...

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Progress Toward 2020 – The Research

Walker’s most recent Customers 2020 research was conducted in four phases, occurring mostly sequentially. Each phase had specific objectives based on the learning from the prior phase. Phase 1: Input from our research advisors. As mentioned previously, we involved six senior-level customer experience (CX) leaders to guide this research. We started with a group discussion...

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