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Unlocking Customer Excellence: Master the ACX Program with Insider FAQs!

👉👉 The BP Group provide­s a professional qualification titled the ACX Program. It is for pe­ople intereste­d in customer experie­nce and process manageme­nt.

Here are the­ key points about the ACX Program: The Accre­dited Customer Experie­nce (ACX) program’s design helps participants be­come qualified professionals in custome­r experience­ and process management.

Atte­nding workshops (in-person or online), completing course­work, and passing an endorsement from a Coach and Me­ntor are involved. Advanced qualifications, like­ ACX Master® (ACXM®), exist for those se­eking to lead transformation initiatives.

Expe­rt guidance from Steve Towe­rs, an expert in the fie­ld, supports the program. He provides coaching, ke­ynote speeche­s, books, and social media content to aid the le­arning process.👍👍

Visit us at https://www.bpgroup.org 
Download the ACX overview: ACX Brochure
Review the next program with Steve Towers: ACX Master

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The Advanced CX program Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Accredited Customer Experience (ACX®) Program?

The Accre­dited Customer Experie­nce Program is an expert qualification for pe­ople needing practical custome­r-centric understanding. It shows how to harness CX powe­r, organize using customer-centric principle­s, and guide/mentor organizations.

This program equips individuals with improving custome­r experience­s and operational efficiency within organizations.

The­ knowledge and skills are taught in a hands-on, pragmatic style.

2. What are the eligibility requirements for the ACX Program?

Anyone­ can take the ACX Program – there­ are no eligibility require­ments. If you want to learn about customer-ce­ntricity, you can participate.

It’s a hands-on, workshop-based course. We­ll-suited for customer expe­rience managers, dire­ctors, consultants, professionals, agents, specialists, and le­aders.

3. What are the benefits of the ACX Program?

Participants understand customer ce­ntricity practically. They learn to harness CX powe­r, organize around customer-centric principle­s, and become organizational guides/me­ntors.

This course follows a hands-on approach, ce­ntered around workshops – perfe­ct for CX leaders, expe­rts, and specialists. It helps build customer ce­ntricity skills practically.

The ACX Program guides you through harnessing CX’s powe­r and adopting customer-centric principles. You can me­ntor others too.

BPG and global partners delive­r this program. Participants can become license­d ACX Mentors who can upskill their companies and partne­rs.

4. How long does it take to complete the ACX Program?

The program is available as an open e­nrollment or in-house option. You can complete­ it flexibly, at your own pace. Howeve­r, it typically takes 1 to 3 months to finish.

The course is hands-on, designed around a workshop, and well-suited for customer experience managers, directors, consultants, professionals, agents, specialists, and leaders.

Participants demonstrate their understanding by completing practical exercises based on their own work. It is a learning-by-doing process!

5. What is the CEMMethod®?

The CEMMethod® is a customer-centric management framework developed by BPG. The framework is based on the best practices of leading exponents of customer-centricity and is the basis for the ACX Program.

Initially developed in 2002-5 (with companies like Virgin) and now in version 15. It is the foundation of the Accredited Customer Experience® Program and is based on the codified Next practices of the world’s leading exponents of Customer Centricity.

6. What is the CX Transformation Ecosystem?

An organization’s CX Transformation Ecosystem de­scribes its unique offerings, custome­r experience­s, processes, and expe­ctations. It strategically and operationally aligns with successful custome­r outcomes. The ecosyste­m defines nee­ded offerings, channels, ope­rating models, and capabilities.

Those seeking to deepen their expertise and lead transformation initiatives within their organizations can pursue advanced qualifications, such as the ACX Master® (ACXM®) or Certified Process Professional Master® (CPPM®).


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod® now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation.
Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.
Also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Steve Towers: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetowers/

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The Opportunity for CX with Generative AI

📈 So many Metrics, So little Time. Smash through the Barrier!
Get the Deck and The CX Measurement system that works Immediately. 👍

The discussion reviews the state of play and trends

Teaser preluding the podcast with host Ran Yousef of Glassix

ACCESS THE FULL INTERVIEW AND INSIGHTS (with Transcript) from these links:

The 90-second preview transcript provides a nice taster for the main course

Prelude to the main podcast

Now, as you already mentioned there, Ran, at the end of the day, everything comes back to customer experience. It’s the customer who creates all the work for our organizations. So it makes sense that we should be focusing our attention on how do we deliver successful customer outcomes. So in the context of generative AI, that puts our whole CX world on steroids, if you like, because many of the things that we’ve been saying for the last 15 or 20 years are now able to come to fruition in double quick time.

So with those sort of things in mind, you know, setting the sort of the scene there, you know, we’ve got, we’ve got areas, I won’t dive into detail. I’m certainly not going to go technical today, but we’ve got the areas like personalization, you know, the ability to be able to understand that our customers at a singular level.

So whether we’re a B2C, a B2B, a government, a not for profit, a charity or whatever, getting a real intimate understanding of our customers and the data associated with that allows us to really [00:01:00] personalize a service and a product we can deliver. Likewise, there’s things that we can do which have always been like, you know, we quest for 24 7 service, don’t we?

We want to deliver that for our customers, but it could become inordinately expensive. But with generative AI now, we can offer that as a service where people can interact, you know, in, in multimodal models. So, you know, through the phone, through the web, you know, through their apps and anyway they want to have a consistent set of interactions and be able to capture that in a way that seamlessly can connect with customer successes.


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod, which is now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation. Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.

Steve is also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Subscribe to this channel and reach out and connect with Steve via https://linktr.ee/stevetowers

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👉 Measure CX Right or Risk Business Failure – 5 Ways to Improve Your CX Metrics 💪

📈 So many Metrics, So little Time. Smash through the Barrier!
Get the Deck and The CX Measurement system that works Immediately. 👍

YOU may be measuring Customer Experience in the wrong way

Measure CX Right or Risk Business Failure – 5 Ways to Improve Your CX Metrics

This 18-minute keynote from Africa’s Customer Service Symposium reveals the pitfalls of poor CX measurement and precisely how you can fix the shortfall.

KEYNOTE DOWNLOAD THE DECK (PDF) AND VIDEO RECORDING

The Keynote includes THREE Case Studies (of what not to do), a Discussion of the reasons why organisations fall into the same traps (and how to avoid them.

DOWNLOAD THE ‘HOW TO’ INNOVATIVE AND PRAGMATIC CX6 SYSTEM

James Dodkins aka CX Rockstar walks you through the How To of the Customer Experience Six (CX6) approach that can immediately reframe how you measure CX Metrics forever.

Here’s an extract from the keynote transcript:

Here’s just one example from last week of all times where Tesla, let’s put the name out there as a warning to others, has been, over the years, the top in Net Promoter Score performance, if you like, across their particular industry. And yet at the same time, their customers are experiencing increasing issues.

See the Reuters report on Tesla’s failings: “Tesla created a secret team to suppress thousands of driving range complaints”

Poorer customer service has mapped through the number of complaints that they were receiving. So how could it be that they were being so successful with N P S compared with the rest of the industry? While at the same time the number of complaints have been increasing. And last week it was noted that people were gaming the system.

if you pay people for doing dumb stuff,
they’ll get really smart at it.

Steve Towers

Tesla not measuring up

They were doing this by attaching the N P S and Customer Satisfaction scores to bonus schemes. So hence, not surprisingly, the scores were going up, the scores were improving month on month, quarter on quarter and year on year, right? And as it says, if you pay people for doing dumb stuff, they’ll get really smart at it.

And that’s precisely part of Tesla’s problem. And this goes back, and this isn’t like one incident. This goes back six or seven years, and there are reports that you can get through the links later on. Where they laid off a whole bunch of staff in finance and marketing for actually gaming the system and being very selective about who they asked and who they surveyed actually to produce the right results.

GET THE DECK (PDF) AND VIDEO RECORDING

The Keynote includes THREE Case Studies (of what not to do), a Discussion of the reasons why organisations fall into the same traps (and how to avoid them.


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod, which is now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation. Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.

Steve is also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Subscribe to this channel and reach out and connect with Steve via https://linktr.ee/stevetowers

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The Accredited Customer Experience Professional is a Global Success

Choosing the best customer experience, customer journey management and process courses with professional qualifications can be a challenge. Find out about the Award winning professional qualification classes. Read the testimonials from hundreds of clients and they will make your mind up.

Earning the prestigious Accredited Customer Experience Professional (ACXP) credential is pivotal in any CX leader’s career. 

Established in 2010 by the BP Group, Academy of Customer Experience (ACE) and Affiliates, the ACXP provides long-overdue industry recognition of CX as a critical business discipline.

🏅 Individual and Team Success


The ACXP offers dedicated professionals a clear path to advancement and increased earnings potential. If you are a CX Leader seeking to grow your teams professionalism and impact on your business, the ACXP provides the skills, tools and framework to deliver results immediately.

🤩 CX Mastery


The ACXP credential reflects an individual’s mastery of the latest CX frameworks and commitment to delivering wow-worthy customer experiences. Applicants must have a proven business track record driving business change, process and CX transformation and improvements.

🥇 Qualification process


The qualification process is rigorous and experiential, based on the delegate’s work and experiences. The training courses are supplemented by practical exercises based on the worlds leading CX organisations and include the full spectrum of CX management, including strategy, customer understanding, design, metrics and more.

🌎 Global community


By successfully passing this gold-standard assessment, ACXPs join an exclusive global community of CX thought leaders united by a shared vision – creating customer experiences that deliver the triple crown – higher revenues, lower costs and improved service simultaneously. The ACXP contributed directly to improving shareholder value, building brand loyalty and driving sustained growth.

The ACXP is more than just initials after your name. It’s a badge of honour representing your dedication to CX excellence.

​🏢 A few of the companies who have qualified ACX people in their ranks

The ACXP movement is sweeping the globe!

🌍 Already over 23,000+ dedicated professionals in 137 countries proudly carry the ACXP designation. While the United States and Europe lead with over 11,000+ ACXPs and counting, vibrant communities are growing worldwide – 3,000 in South Africa, 500 across the rest of Africa, 600+ in Australia and New Zealand, and 500 across the GCC area.

This exponential growth reflects the universal importance of customer experience. Forward-thinking organisations rely on their elite force of ACXPs to drive CX transformation.

👯 Peer network

ACXPs gain an invaluable global peer network of 23,000+ colleagues to exchange insights and shape the future of CX.The ACXP journey is rigorous, making earning those coveted initials rewarding.

​🥇 Been there and done it Mentors & Coaches


More than 40 world-class Recognized Consultancies, Training Providers and professional organisations offer courses led by qualified ACXP coaches and mentors with real-world expertise.


​🏆 Celebrating success together


When new ACXPs are announced, we celebrate their commitment and achievement. The ACXP badge represents a dedicated CX professional ready to deliver wow-worthy customer experiences

​💪 Individual & Team credibility


Earning the ACXP credential provides an undeniable career boost! Major global brands eagerly seek accredited CX professionals to drive customer experience strategies. For a team it also demonstrates the capability to help organisations transform to achieve pragmatic results quickly and sustainably.Companies, including the following, list ACXPs in their ranks and emphasise the difference pragmatic, hands-on ACXPs make to their businesses.

The attainment of the ACXP qualification is highly prized and contributes to individual, team and organisation success.



🏃‍♂️ CX as a competitive advantage


As customer experience becomes an essential competitive advantage, organisations need proven CX leaders who speak the language and have the strategic vision. Earning your ACXP credential sets you apart – unlocking new career potential and salary growth. The numbers speak for themselves – major brands worldwide seek ACXPs to drive their CX agenda.

Review the upcoming programmes (live, online or in the room): https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

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​👍 Recent Testimonials from Individuals and Teams

THANK YOU so much for a really fantastic learning experience.
This course provided a terrific holistic framework for how to think more about MOTs. It’s a terrific program that I’d recommend and encourage others to consider strongly.
Jim Lecinski, Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, USA
(former SVP at Google where he invented the Z-MOT and Micro MOTs)

We held our session last week focusing on a critical experience for bank customers. We had a really fantastic session – not only did we walk away with the deliverables we needed, but people had a lot of fun too! Thanks again for the session. It was one of the most valuable and enjoyable sessions I have attended!
Sharon Laemie Naya, Head of Commercial Change Strategy, TD Bank

Thank you for being an amazing mentor, guru & inspiration.
You truly have a way of bringing all principles, especially the divine principles, back into the workplace.
Thank you for empowering me to see a different view.
Nancy Moodley, Head of Customer Experience, Digital & CRM, Nissan Africa

What an incredible experience. We loved every minute and super excited to up our game.
Sarina de Beer, Managing Director at Ask Afrika, South Africa

An excellent course enabling engineering of a great customer experience!
Gavin Smith, Continuous Improvement Lead, Industrial Development Corporation, South Africa

Thank you, Steve, for the high quality & insightful training you delivered.
Your innovative approach, critical thinking & up to date case studies facilitated this achievement 👍
Muath Al-Azzam, Principal Services & Operations Specialist, Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates

What an amazing journey to Accredited ACX Coach, this experience has completely transformed how we measure, collaborate, communicate and innovate with the customer in mind.
Keen to guide the next willing souls on this journey.
Durrel Ramrathan, Head of Operational Analytics and Data Management, Multichoice, South Africa

Thanks, Steve, for providing a great learning platform. It was inspiring to hear your experiences as they presented a great source of knowledge. Not only have you been a fantastic mentor to me but you have taught me how to mentor others.
Thanks for being so supportive and getting me through.
Chandan Chabbra, Head of Content and Operations, MX Live, MX Player, India

Thank you, the experience was enlightening, empowering, educating, encouraging and engaging.
Natasha Doren, Member Experience Manager, Eskom Pension and Provident Fund, South Africa

I have to say, every day since I left Denver,
I have been able to apply some of my learning during the ACXM event into not only my job, but my personal life as well. Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done to advance the field of customer experience!
Brett Gill, Regional Sales Manager, Morrison Container Solutions, United States

Another fantastic learning, personal and professional development experience with you!
Lyall Shapiro, Head of Experience, Design & Fulfilment Transformation, AMP, Australia

Thank you Steve, very intense 4 days but amazing and already putting it into practice!
Edwin De Lange, CX Principle, Immersion Group, South Africa

Thank you so much Steve.. this achievement means a lot to me & huge credit goes to you.. looking forward to my next learning
Amal Shaira, Director– Head of Client Service Improvement, Business Planning & Strategy, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE

An honour to work with you Steve. A fantastic course
Kath Milne, Director & Chairperson, Equality Lawyers, Australia

What an amazing journey to Accredited ACX Coach, this experience has completely transformed how we measure, collaborate, communicate and innovate with the customer in mind. Keen to guide the next willing souls on this journey.
Durrel Ramrathan, Senior Analytics & AI Leader & ACX Mentor, Multichoice, South Africa

Thanks very much for an amazing course! You are a fantastic facilitator and I’m truly blessed to have you share your wisdom with us.
Jenny Simpson, Associate Director, National Australia Bank, Sydney, Australia

Learning by doing and exploring up-to-date real-life is what the program is all about. This is my third course with Steve, and I have witnessed tremendous improvements to its content and delivery and have never failed to leave amazed by the power of the techniques.
Saud Albuainain, Director of Business Transformation, EY, Saudi Arabia

A year after training in London, I just wanted to note my continued gratitude. Hope to remain involved in the events and work with you again.. that mentoring was beyond invaluable.
Juliana Coates, Member Services, University of Albany, New York

I’m writing to endorse the program. It completely changed the way I think. Steve Towers taught us amazing secret techniques of improvement.
The program allowed me to apply all the learnings immediately after the training.
Very practical training with a wealth of knowledge to share.
This is a must training for everyone interested in making their lives better!

Maria T Ferreira, Vice President, Client Experience Process Improvement Citi, New York

Steve has an amazing insight into some of my personal challenges and really helped through his mentoring for me to refocus my energies with immediate renewed personal and career success
CIO, Telco, South Africa

Thanks for your time and the fantastic course, delivered in Auckland recently.
Looking forward to attending in June – will see if I can bring some colleagues!!
Neal Ross, Chief Technology Officer, Ricoh, Australia

The detail was very relevant and extremely well presented. Steve is a great communicator and spoke extremely well.
Paul Botes, Senior Manager, Standard Bank, South Africa

Brilliant Workshop. The speaker was awesome and gave great guidance on matters I am finding in the workplace.
Cindy-Lee Muller, Marketing Coordinator, TPN Credit Bureau, South Africa

The workshop is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to simplify and thereby enhancing satisfaction.
The speaker is immensely knowledgeable and demonstrates vast experience in the subject.
David Mulovhedzi, Senior Manager, DPSA, South Africa

I did the training 2 weeks ago and it completely changed my world.
Since then things are going really fast within our organisation.
The rest of the guys in our executive team are completely sold on the concepts.
To be honest I did not think it would happen that quick.

Nachiket Gole, Chief Information Officer, Cap Gemini, India

You’ve fundamentally changed the way I think about every process.
And inspired me to try Outside-In (OI) in all walks of life.
The first two levels should be included in educational curriculums (yes, even at the junior levels).

If everyone started applying OI, the world would be… where it should be.
Mahesh Mirchandani, Group CTO, TruDoc HealthCare

If you are looking to improve your own professional then I would recommend the program and Techniques
Stephen Nicholson, Certified Process Professional Master, BPM Systems, Australia

Excellent presentation, clear and concise. Absolutely Gripping
Devendra Maisnam, Business Analyst, National E-Health Transition Authority, Australia

Thanks to you for a fantastic mentoring programme … I am an Outside-In fan now !
Jimmy Cuadra, CIO, ICI Paints Asia Pacific, Singapore

I was struck with awe on your versatile yet practical experience. Thanks for the wonderful session on CPP this week
Syed Raashid, Specialist, Qatar Energy, UAE

Thanks again for the fantastic course
and insights you provided.
Sean Schurmann, Consultant, e&e Solutions, Australia.

Just a short note to say thanks again for the course.
It was a truly mind-blowing experience and I will never think about process the same way again.
Craig Reid, CEO & Founder, Professional Holiday Homes.

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the book! It really helped tie together various concepts and practices I have been evolving towards over a number of years, crystallizing them into a simple but powerful framework.
Steve Melville, Support Delivery Director, Oracle, USA.

Steve led the best training sessions I have ever taken in my 20+ years as a professional. After those sessions, I was able to have an immediate impact on my organization. Steve is a very sharp, personable, interesting individual and a real pleasure to work with. I continue to remain in regular contact with Steve and consider him an invaluable resource on
BPM and on change management in general.

Mark Barnett, Director of Global Process Practice, ACN, Inc. USA

I would like to thank you for a wonderful experience for me to know the nuances of ABPM. 
Taking us to a new level on how to view processes & implement by way of sharing your wealth of experience and enlightening us with the case studies & exercises.
Director Quality Management Group, 3i Infotech Ltd., India

Exceptional and life-transforming.
This training should be on every corporate agenda
CIO, Apotex Pharmaceutical, Canada

Simple and different concepts which is path-breaking and easy to understand and deploy
Director Business Consulting, Chennai, India

Excellent – he is a very good leader
Senior Quality Analyst, AEC, Saudi Arabia

I want to thank you for the great content and coaching that you provided, the concepts resonated even more clearly
when presented with your enthusiasm and experience.
Director, H&R Block, USA

I really enjoyed last week and really learned a lot. I feel I had a Eureka moment yesterday when the whole process diagnostics suddenly clicked into place. I remember you saying that once you grasp this, you will never look at processes in any other way. I am now actively evangelizing the CEM approach with our team.
Senior Analyst, Investment Bank, London

Steve is an inspiring global thought leader. He is a creative visionary working on the edge of breakthrough change.
Kenneth Mortimer, Principal, MBA & Associates Ltd

You are the tops! Everyone in the field should be exposed to the techniques experienced in this course.
Personnel Director, Business Management, Bank of America

…was so helpful. The ability to ask questions/having a discussion after the day’s end was extremely good.
I really appreciated the professional approach
Telco Director, CIO of CEU, Hungary

Steve, as you know, I’ve been an advocate and activist for you and your program for over 10 years – the skill set that I received from you and your insights are essential and are key to keeping me relevant and preferred by my clients across so many business industries.
Keep going, Steve, I appreciate it.
Maxx Kochar, C.P.P., A.A.E., Sustainable Development Consultant, Silver Dart Group, North America

I think it’s been a lot of fun. It’s a practical process. It’s quite clearly mapped. You can understand; I think that’s how I’ve experienced it. There’s a real tying together of the Outside-in to a pragmatic way of thinking about improvement to an empirical base, to show people that it’s real and to do it quickly and I think that’s been refreshing.
Reynardt Uys, CEO and co-founder, ​Fringe Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

It was engaging, it was quick. I found it to be very practical. And very comprehensive So that, that was excellent. Also to see how many industries it has been applied to. I think there’s a real a track record there which increases my confidence in all of this.We now have Outside-In dashboards. We see it’s quantifiable. It’s not what I call fufu shihi which is, all the other stuff. But it’s like, to the point and I can see it’s executive.
Nehal Shah, MD and co-founder, Fringe Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

“This course provided a terrific holistic framework for how I can more richly think about how MOTs connect to Customer Experience and Customer Journey Management. It’s a terrific program that I’d recommend and encourage Professionals to strongly consider.”

Jim Lecinski, Professor, Kellogg School of Management

(Jim is the creator of ZMOTs and Micro MOTs as a VP at Google 2006-2018)

L.G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award (2022)

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Don’t Let Another Day Go By Without the Power of CEMMethod v15 – Transform Your Customer Experiences FOREVER!

Choosing the best customer experience, customer journey management and process courses with professional qualifications can be a challenge. Read these testimonials from hundreds of clients and they will make your mind up.

Proven across 137 countries with 140K+ professionals qualified in its use.

Here are the concepts, techniques, tips and tricks available now.

  • The table below outlines various concepts, acronyms, and explanations of the CEMMethod v15 for customer experience management.
  • Key concepts include Moments of Truth (MOTs), Handovers (HOs), Business Rules (BRs), Customer Outcomes, the Triple Crown, the Disruption Factor, and measurement approaches like the Outside-In Dashboard.
  • MOTs, HOs, and BRs are core diagnostics that map and analyze the customer journey.
  • The goal is to drive improvements by transitioning from current to future state MOTs, HOs and BRs.
  • Customer Outcomes, ABACUS, CX6, and the Triple Crown framework focus on metrics and measurement.
  • Tools like the Disruption Factor, Outside-In Dashboard, and CX Diagnostic Relationship Map visualize and quantify the customer experience.
  • The methodology provides a systematic way to transform organizations and optimize customer experiences.

Review the concepts and selected video walkthroughs at: https://stevetowers.com/CEMMethod

Here is the overview of the main CEMMethod concepts: CEMMethod v15 Concepts
Ref. Concept Acronym Explanation
1 Business Outcome Based Costing BOBC The costs associated with achieving a particular Business Outcome
2 Business Rules BR A BR is any decision point in an Experience.
3 Business Rules Type BRT “There are three kinds of Business Rules (a) Strategic (b) Regulatory, and (c) Operational”
4 Causal Flow CF “Causal Flow is a visual representation of the Cause and Effect relationships between MOTs, Hos and BRs.”
5 Customer Attributes CA Describe customers as if they are your friends (rather than segment by circumstance with demographics)
6 Customer Categorisation CCAT Customer Categorisation identifies three types of Customer (a) Funders (b) Watchers and (c) Enablers.
7 Customer Expecations CEX Customer expectations are the set of behaviors or actions that customers anticipate when interacting with a company’s products or services.
8 Customer Experience Audit CXA A customer experience audit is a comprehensive assessment of customers’ interactions and perceptions of a brand during every touchpoint of the customer journey.
9 Customer Experience Diagnostic Relationship Map CXRM “This technique is a visual representation of the cause and effect relationship between Moments of Truth, Handovers and Business Rules across a customer experience.”
10 Customer Experience Diagnostics CXD “The CX diagnostics include Moments of Truth, Handovers and Business Rules. Referred to as ‘diagnostics’ they are the ultimate Cause of Work.”
11 Customer Experience Justification Deck CXJ “A management deck that builds the case for Customer Experience. It uses as its justification the Triple Crown idea of simultaneously growing revenues, reducing costs and improving service.”
12 Customer Experience Lifecycle Elements ABACUS “The elements of the Customer Experience including Awareness, Buyin, Acquisition, Customisation, Use and Share.”
13 Customer Experience Lifecycle Map CXLM A visual representation of the MOTs in the context of the ABACUS elements.
14 Customer Experience Management Office CXMO The means to transform an organisation from the Outside-In.
15 Customer Experience Map CXM A representation of the Causes of Work and their associated tasks and Activities.
16 Customer Experience Six Measurement CX6 The Outside-In CX measurement approach that goes way beyond traditional measures like NPS and CSat
17 Customer Outcome Based Costing COBC The costs associated with achieving a particular Customer Outcome
18 Customer Performance Landsape CPL A representation of the relationship between everyone and everything connected to the Successful Customer Outcome.
19 Disruption Factor DF A calculation based on MOTs and HOs that demonstrates the degree of disruption created by a change to the Customer Experience.
20 Disruption Factor Chart DFC “A graph of the status of the Disruption Factor including these elements: Death Spiral, Chaos, Uncontrolled, Inefficient, Optimised and Ideal.”
21 Disruption Factor Improvement DFI The improvement possible from the Current State CX to the Future State CX. Usually expressed as a % improvement.
22 Disruption Factor Status DFS The current Disruption Factor score.
23 Four Es Approach 4EA An advanced measurement technique relying on objective data for 100% of MOTs
24 Future State Customer Experience FSCX “The MOTs, HOs and BRs associated with the Future State.”
25 Handover HO Any interaction in the Customer Experience not directly involving the customer.
26 Handover Type HOT “The type of Handover which could be Person-Person (PP) Person-System (PS) System-Person (SP), and System-System (SS)”
27 Key Customer Outcome KCO Part of the Customer Performance Landscape Key Customer Outcomes feed into the Successful Customer Outcome. They are documented also within the Successful Customer Outcome Canvas.
28 Moments of Truth MOT Any interaction with the Customer.
29 Moments of Truth Action Plan MOTAP The migration plan of Current State MOTs to Future State MOTs
30 Moments of Truth Level MOTL “MOTs can be at three levels: Macro, Operational and Micro.”
31 Moments of Truth Owner MOTO “The MOT owner. Ideally an individual, more often a department.”
32 Moments of Truth Type MOTT “The type of Moment of Truth which could be Person-Person (PP) Person-System (PS) System-Person (SP), and System-System (SS), Person-Product/Service or Prodct/Service-Person”
33 North Star Alignment Template NSAT A matrix which states the organisation objectives and the individual/team objectives
34 North Star Metrics NSM The aggregation and prioritisation of all SCOC Key Customer Outcomes.
35 OI Task Activity Map OITAM Two layers within the Customer Performance Landscape showing tasks and activiites.
36 Organisation Readiness & Competence Assessment ORCA The maturities model for the Habitat of the organisation.
37 Organisphere Relationship Map ORM “The relationship diagram showing the customer, the inner circle and the outer circle and their connections.”
38 Organisphere Structure Diagram OSD A picture of all the organispheres for certain/all categories of customer
39 Outside-In Action Plan OIAP The action plan with responsibilities and timescales for moving from current to future state
40 Outside-In Dash Framework OIDF A five day model of reviewing any inititaive to generate an actionable plan by day 5 delivering triple crown benefits within a month
41 Outside-In Dashboard OID A complete picture of the key metric to be monitored and controlled as part of the migration to customer centricity
42 Outside-In Innovation Landscape OIIL An itemised list of possible innovations and their associated value
43 Outside-In Migration Plan OIMP A prioritised listing of deployments to achieve Outside-In Customer Experience culture
44 Outside-In Stakeholder Assessment Matrix OISAM Key players impacting the outside-In Migration Plan
45 Outside-In Strategic Control System OISCS The strategic and operation approach for implementing the CEMMethod
46 Outside-In Strategic Matric OISM A matric contrasting the Process view (industrial age) with the Customer view (Outside-In age)
47 Points of Failure POF A formulaic approach to understand the status of an experience
48 Points of Failure Action Plan POFAP Moving from inside-out to Outside-In requires specific actions and ownership. The action plan details these.
49 Points of Failure Documentation POFDOC The document that identifies the removal of Moments of Truth and the associated benefits
50 Proactive-Reactive Index PRI A calculation based on how proactive an experience is converted into an index to understand the % improvements
51 Process Performance Landscape PPL A representation of the relationship between the processes and systems connected to the Successful Customer Outcome.
52 Red Amber Green Analysis RAGA A listing of metrics contrasting outputs measures v. outcome measures.
53 Risk Evaluation Table RET Not every MOT is created equal. The RET assess the likelihood of failure at any MOT within an experience.
54 Risk Impact Matrix RIM A visual comparison of the MOTs regarding the impact of failure against the customer and organisation vectors.
55 Six Step Innovation 6Si An Outside-In measurement system that can assess the performance of experiences and their associated MOTs
56 Successful Customer Outcome SCO The stated achievement of customer needs by delivering against outside-In measures identified in the SCOC.
57 Successful Customer Outcome Canvas SCOC “Eight questions answered that build an objective understanding of a customers needs, expectations and aspirations.”
58 Triple Crown TC “The simultaneous ability to grow revenues, reduce costs and enhance service.”
59 Triple Crown Value TCV A measurement of the scale of the Triple Crown wins.

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“This course provided a terrific holistic framework for how I can more richly think about how MOTs connect to Customer Experience and Customer Journey Management. It’s a terrific program that I’d recommend and encourage Professionals to strongly consider.”

Jim Lecinski, Professor, Kellogg School of Management

(Jim is the creator of ZMOTs and Micro MOTs as a VP at Google 2006-2018)

L.G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award (2022)


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How You can Win the Triple Crown with Outside-In Customer Experience

A cornerstone of the best CX companies is their ability to win the Triple Crown. What is that and How Can You win it too.

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In today’s highly competitive business landscape, companies of all sizes and industries face the challenge of achieving sustainable, profitable growth. Traditional strategies focused on new customer acquisition are no longer sufficient in a world where offerings are becoming increasingly commoditized and digital-native firms disrupt the market with innovative and personalized offers. To overcome these challenges, companies need to shift their focus towards their most powerful competitive advantage: their existing customer base.

The Power of Experience-Led Growth

According to McKinsey, compensating for the value of one lost customer can require the acquisition of three new customers. On the other hand, 80% of the value creation achieved by the world’s most successful growth companies comes from unlocking new revenues from existing customers. These companies have mastered the art of experience-led growth, a strategy that revolves around providing a distinctive customer experience (CX) consistently and proactively.

Experience-led growth is a powerful strategy that sets successful companies apart from their competitors. It allows them to entice existing customers to choose their brand, leading to behavior changes that can be measured by concrete financial metrics such as share of wallet, repeat purchases, or net revenue retention (NRR). Companies that prioritize customer experience and delight their customers are able to achieve greater value from their current customer base, resulting in significant financial outcomes.

Shut Up and Listen to Your Customers

One classic example of experience-led growth is the transformation of a mobile telecom operator that faced an existential crisis. The company was losing customers to competitors who offered better network coverage and enticing cut-price offers. In an effort to retain customers, the company used contracts to lock them in, but this strategy backfired and created resentment among customers.

The CEO of the telecom operator had a wake-up call when he listened in to customers’ calls to the call centers during his morning commute. The frustration expressed by customers shocked him and prompted a turnaround in the company’s approach. The company eliminated contracts, allowed anytime upgrades, made every new customer offer available to existing customers, and improved its network. Additionally, the company reinvented its approach to service.

The results were remarkable. Customer satisfaction ratings jumped from worst to first in the industry, and customer churn rates were reduced by 75 percent. Over a three-year period, the company’s revenues nearly doubled, outpacing its key competitors’ revenue growth threefold. This success story emphasizes the importance of listening to customers and addressing their pain points to drive growth.

The Link Between CX and Revenue Growth

There is a strong correlation between a company’s CX ratings and its revenue growth. McKinsey’s analysis shows that companies that are leaders in CX achieved more than double the revenue growth of “CX laggards” between 2016 and 2021 in the United States. Furthermore, CX leaders rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic more quickly than other companies.

Growth outperformers are more likely to know their customers personally, have a compelling growth story, and use predictive analytics to deliver the right messages to the right customers at the right time. These companies prioritize long-term growth over short-term profit and cultivate growth from existing customers by making it enjoyable to use more of their products and services over time.

The Three Pillars of Experience-Led Growth

Experience-led growth strategies rest on three pillars: setting a clear growth aspiration and purpose, transforming the business through customer-centricity, and enabling the change by reimagining culture and capabilities.

  1. Setting a Clear Growth Aspiration and Purpose

Companies executing experience-led growth strategies start by defining a clear vision for their desired financial outcome. Instead of driving CX for its own sake, these companies prioritize the customer experiences that will deliver the desired outcomes. They also identify the metrics they will use to measure success, such as share of wallet, repeat purchases, or NRR.

For example, a major logistics company set a bold aspiration to become the logistics player of choice for both its business customers and their end-customers. The company aimed to build long-term, value-generating relationships with customers by providing exceptional experiences. This aspiration was closely tied to additional revenues targeted in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

  1. Transforming the Business: Reinventing Customer-Centricity

Leaders in companies executing experience-led growth strategies understand the pain points that hinder growth and translate their ambitions into redesigned customer journeys and an effective cross-functional operating model. They are adept at expanding revenue pools by inventing new offerings and experiences.

A global B2B power-tools company recognized the need for a step change in its approach to CX to remain ahead of competitors. The company set a clear aspiration for its CX transformation: faultless reliability, accessibility, and transparency. It redesigned customer journeys, identified key moments of truth, and implemented actionable “voice-of-the-customer” metrics. These efforts led to tangible improvements in customer journeys and continued double-digit annual revenue growth.

  1. Enabling the Change: Reimagining Culture and Capabilities

Large companies implementing experience-led growth strategies must shift their organizational cultures and build new capabilities. These capabilities range from design thinking to cross-functional collaboration to effective use of CX measurement insights, ensuring sustained improvements in wallet share, cross-sell rates, and retention rates.

A major regional healthcare provider embarked on a multi-year transformation by training employees on agile ways of working and implementing powerful new advanced analytics capabilities. The company developed a customer data hub that aggregated millions of records from multiple data sets. This enabled the provider to build machine-learning models that triggered proactive interventions based on data-driven analysis. The improved capabilities enabled the company to sustain the benefits of its transformation over time.

The Benefits of Experience-Led Growth

Successful experience-led growth strategies can deliver a range of significant financial benefits. According to McKinsey, these strategies can increase cross-sell rates by 15 to 25 percent, boost companies’ share of wallet by 5 to 10 percent, and improve customer satisfaction and engagement by 20 to 30 percent.

Companies that prioritize customer experience and embrace experience-led growth deliver 30 percent higher Total Return to Shareholders (TRS) and nearly double the shareholder value compared to their industry peers, on average. These companies achieve sustainable revenue growth by providing exceptional experiences to their existing customers.

Conclusion

In a world where offerings are increasingly commoditized and disruptive digital-native firms target customers with innovative and personalized offers, companies must shift their focus to their existing customer base. Experience-led growth is a powerful strategy that allows companies to unlock new revenues from existing customers. By providing a distinctive and proactive customer experience, companies can drive sustainable, profitable growth.

To succeed with experience-led growth, companies must set clear growth aspirations and link them to value. They must transform their businesses by reinventing customer-centricity, redesigning customer journeys, and expanding revenue pools


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“This course provided a terrific holistic framework for how I can more richly think about how MOTs connect to Customer Experience and Customer Journey Management. It’s a terrific program that I’d recommend and encourage Professionals to strongly consider.”

Jim Lecinski, Professor, Kellogg School of Management

(Jim is the creator of ZMOTs and Micro MOTs as a VP at Google 2006-2018)

L.G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award (2022)


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The 7 Deadly Sins of CX Measurement Systems and How to Avoid Them:

The latest research into Customer Experience Measurement makes stark reading. Get the inside track and data to support your business case for CX.

Customer experience (CX) is one of the most important factors influencing customer satisfaction, loyalty, retention and revenue. However, measuring CX can be challenging and complex, especially with existing systems that are often too subjective, retrospective and non-representative®.

If you are a senior business person or a customer experience professional who wants to gain organisational support for your efforts, produce actionable plans that improve customer experiences and build credibility for your CX efforts, then you need a new and innovative system to help you measure CX effectively and efficiently.

Some of the common challenges and limitations of existing CX measurement systems are:

  • They rely too much on subjective feedback from customers, such as surveys or ratings, which can be influenced by various factors such as mood, memory or social desirability
  • They are too retrospective, meaning they capture customer opinions after the experience has occurred, which can miss important moments or emotions during the experience
  • They are not representative, meaning they only capture a small sample of customers willing or able to provide feedback, which can skew the results or miss important segments or personas.

Some of the recent findings make for stark reading:

  • According to a McKinsey survey, the typical CX survey samples only 7 per cent of a company’s customers, providing an extremely limited view of what customers experience and value[1]
  • Another McKinsey report states that nearly two-thirds of respondents ranked the ability to act on CX issues in near real-time as among their top three priorities, but only 13 percent of leaders expressed certainty that their organizations could achieve this level of rapid insight through existing systems[2]
  • Too much subjective data often makes aligning customer goals with business outcomes difficult. Getting lost in the sheer mass of available data is far too easy.

These challenges can lead to inaccurate or incomplete data on customer experiences, resulting in poor decisions or actions that do not address customers’ real needs or expectations. This can ultimately affect customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention.

So how can you enhance your CX measurement with objective, fact-based and actionable approaches?

How can you connect a modern CXMS to business goals and outcomes?

One way is to adopt approaches that add to existing CXM systems by incorporating six elements that directly measure experiences: How Easy, How fast, How convenient, How trackable, How personalised and How predictive.

Combine those measures with a unifying model, such as the Customer Performance Landscape® and directly link the customer experiences with business goals.[3]

The CEMMethod® Customer Performance Landscape®


Over the last decade, we have codified these best CX measurement practices into the Customer Experience Management Method® (CEMMethod®). These approaches are based on leading global companies’ ‘next’ practices. Sometimes, the Customer Experience 6 (CX6) measurement approach has completely replaced previous systems like CSAT and NPS.

The CX6 includes easy-to-measure elements across all experiences and can produce results from a simple and quick analysis. The approach will ensure full support from the business leaders and put all your CX efforts on steroids. It also doesn’t mean you have to abandon those dated approaches to CX measurement – you can either implement CX6 as a complementary approach or as a complete standalone system.

If you would like to see how the CX6 can help we invite you to join our upcoming webinar on measuring customer experience with CX6.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What are the main challenges and limitations of existing CXM systems
  • What are the six elements of CX6 and how they relate to customer expectations and preferences
  • How to measure each element of experience using different methods or tools
  • What are the main benefits of using CX6 for organizations and customers
  • How to use CX6 in practice with a live demonstration

By attending this webinar, you will discover how CX6 can help you overcome the challenges of existing CXM systems and deliver better outcomes for both customers and organizations. You will also get to ask questions or share feedback on our presentation.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to measure customer experience with CX6: a new and innovative system.
Register now by clicking this link https://cemnext.com/cxm_landing
and reserve your spot today!


[1] McKinsey – Prediction: The future of Customer Experience

[2] McKinsey – The power of the operating model in Customer Experience

[3] The CEMMethod in Action

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Unlock the Benefits of Customer Experience Management: 12 FAQs Answered

Customer Experience Frequently Asked Questions – the first we look at is ‘What is Customer Experience Management?”

This and eleven other Frequently Asked Questions associated with Customer Experience Management are discussed with supporting videos and decks at www.bpgroup.org/cxfaq.html

So what exactly is Customer Experience Management (CEM)?

Customer Experience Management (CEM or CXM) is a strategic and operational approach commonly used as a competitive differentiator. It involves aligning every aspect of an organisation towards delivering customer needs and successful outcomes no matter how far removed the customer is perceived to be.

This includes:

  • Customer journey – what the customer does, expects and feels.
  • Customer Interactions.
  • Supporting internal process.
  • Associated team and hierarchy structures.
  • Performance metrics.
  • Digital capabilities.
  • Vision, mission & strategy. 

​Typically, companies who engage in Customer Experience Management activities outperform those who do not.

Customer Experience Management (CEM) is the practice of proactively managing customer interactions, perceptions, and emotions to create positive customer experiences throughout the customer journey.

It involves understanding customer needs, preferences, and expectations and then creating tailored experiences that meet these needs, that are memorable and leave a lasting impression.

​CEM also requires connecting the customer experience to the means of delivery, such as the organisation’s people, processes, and systems. This means that CEM requires a comprehensive understanding of the customer journey and ensuring that the organisation’s people, processes, and systems can work together to provide a seamless experience that meets customer needs and expectations.
Additionally, CEM requires a focus on developing customer relationships and fostering loyalty by providing ongoing support, feedback, and value

Enhance your customer experience career with a Certified Journey Management Professional® qualification
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Review the Customer Experience FAQs

Customer Experience Management FAQs – BPG (bpgroup.org)

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATION:
The Accredited Customer Experience Professional® (ACXP):
https://bit.ly/GCCACXP

If you want to check if your colleagues are already qualified do a search with #ACXP on Linkedin.

Review the extensive options from the BPG: https://www.bpgroup.org

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Review the Twelve Frequently Asked Questions associated with Customer Experience Management are discussed with supporting videos and decks at www.bpgroup.org/cxfaq.html


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How to apply the key fundamentals of Customer Experience success

When Steve Jobs kicked off the Customer Experience (CX) movement in 1997 (video here), he crystallized the idea of understanding customer NEEDS before doing anything else.

At the same time, another CX genius, Jeff Bezos, was three years into creating the most profitable company on the planet and precisely understood Steve Jobs ‘working backwards’ imperative.

There is this Need (even though customers don’t know it yet), and I can create the desire and meet that Need now.

A young, fresh-faced Jeff Bezos in 1997

The rest is history. Watch the 2-minute video here.


Do you want to embrace advanced Customer-Centric thinking and become Outside-In?

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👉 Step #1 – Review the upskilling options to become an ACX Professional & ACX Master: https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

👉 Step #2 – Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE*  https://bit.ly/OI2021now

👉 Step #3 – Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

👉 Step #4 – Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM | https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

👉 Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)

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Discover 23 Must-Attend Top-Notch Customer Experience Conferences in 2023!

Overview of customer experience featuring 23 must attend conference in 2023

As a business leader, you know the importance of customer experience (CX) and its impact on your success. But do you know about the must-attend customer experience conferences for 2023?

Must-Attend Customer Experience Conferences in 2023

Now that you know the importance of customer experience, let’s take a look at the must-attend customer experience conferences in 2023:

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

May 2023

June 2023

July 2023

August 2023

September 2023

October 2023

These conferences are great opportunities to learn the latest strategies in customer experience, network with other industry professionals, and gain invaluable insight into the customer experience industry.

Conclusion

Customer experience is an essential part of any business’s success. It involves understanding customer needs and developing strategies to meet those needs. It also involves creating customer-centric strategies, setting customer goals, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Attending customer experience conferences is a great way to learn the latest strategies in customer experience, network with other industry professionals, and gain invaluable insight into the customer experience industry.

Review these 23 top-rated CX Conferences for 2023 to start your journey to become a customer experience expert!

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Leveraging Analytics to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience Ecosystem

Dr. Durrell Ramrathan, Ph.D

Dr. Durrell Ramrathan is for many an unsung hero carving a path for the rest of us to follow as he takes CX and Analytics to the next level. This recent keynote is exactly what |I am talking about, chokka block full of useful practical guidance and some great stories at the same time.

Watch the presentation here and download the transcript below.

You can reach out to Durrel at: Durel Ramrathan, Ph.D
and he is part of the groundbreaking CX team headed by Roland D. Naidoo over at #Multichoice.

Get the Transcript: https://bit.ly/CXAnalyticsTransacr


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There are always more questions than answers 😉 However, in the ACX Masters program, we cover all the bases and provide a set of tools and approaches that enable you to WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN in every CX initiative
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Changing While Achieving Stretch Goals (Case study) 👍

It’s difficult to imagine implementing significant change within a large multi-national B2B organisation while dealing with the complexities of COVID and supply chain issues. However, this case study achieves the triple crown of business benefits by increasing revenue, decreasing costs, and significantly increasing value by reducing “time to respond.”

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This organisation achieved outstanding results by taking an outside-in approach to customer outcomes and driving results through goal-driven collaboration. As a result, they were able to expand on a large scale during the COVID period.

Let’s take a look at this case study: https://lnkd.in/dZCqFfDZ

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How to understand and apply the key fundamentals of Customer Experience success

When Steve Jobs kicked off the Customer Experience (CX) movement in 1997 (video here), he crystallized the idea of understanding customer NEEDS before doing anything else.

At the same time, another CX genius, Jeff Bezos, was three years into creating the most profitable company on the planet and precisely understood the working backwards imperative.

A young fresh-faced Jeff Bezos


There is this Need (even though customers don’t know it yet), and I can create the desire and meet that Need now. The rest is history. Watch the 2-minute video here.


Do you want to embrace advanced Customer-Centric thinking and become Outside-In?

https://lnkd.in/djWxB8m

👉 Step #1 – Review the upskilling options to become an ACX Professional & ACX Master: https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

👉 Step #2 – Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE*  https://bit.ly/OI2021now

👉 Step #3 – Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

👉 Step #4 – Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM | https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

👉 Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)

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CX is a Team Sport. Are You Ready To Win Big?

Successful CX outcomes are akin to preparing for a major sporting event. Operating without a playbook or preparation dooms your efforts to be perceived as “wishful thinking.”

Accelerating CX adoption relies on your ability to connect strategy, organizational design, process management, people concerns, and digital/technology.

CX is a Team Sport – Play It To Win

Senior leaders are fiercely competitive. Many enjoy competitive sports in general. Many view their organizations as part of a highly competitive team sport. It is perplexing, then, that Customer Experience (CX) adoption has not been more rapid and widespread[RN2]. Great CX requires every player on the team to understand how their role contributes to success, and play within the system, adapting quickly to evolving customer needs.

Too often, CX efforts are relegated to reliance on fragile subjective metrics like NPS. So much so that the original inventor of NPS, Fred Reichheld, says ‘I had no idea how many people would mess with the score to bend it, to make it serve their selfish objectives’. This has led to leaders’ belief that #CX is disconnected from the reality of daily business, the product of people great at talking but not walking.

There has never been a better, more pressing, time to get more scientific about CX.

To build long-term success, CX programs must deliver business results by catalyzing forward-facing, objective, and connected measurement systems. CX leaders must help organizational decision-makers to “connect the dots” and appreciate the role everyone has to play in delivering successful customer outcomes.

The BP Group’s North Star is indeed this upskilling of practitioners, professionals, and masters of Customer Experience. We teach an underpinning approach that has been tried, tested, and deployed in leading global corporations which aims to educate, inform and deliver immediate results that both charm senior leaders, excite customers, and consistently deliver growing shareholder value.

CX is indeed a team sport – let’s play it to win.
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Do you want to embrace advanced Customer-Centric thinking and become Outside-In?

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👉 Step #2 – Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE*  https://bit.ly/OI2021now

👉 Step #3 – Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

👉 Step #4 – Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM | https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

👉 Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)

Navigating the Future: Unmissable CX Events in June, July, and August 2024

📈 So many Metrics, So little Time. Smash through the Barrier!
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Discover the Insights, Network with Experts, and Elevate Your CX Game!


As the sun warms the days, so does the excitement around Customer Experience (CX) events. 🌟 Whether you’re a seasoned CX professional or just dipping your toes into the world of customer-centricity, these events are your compass to navigate the ever-evolving landscape.

Join us as we explore the most anticipated CX gatherings, where thought leaders, practitioners, and visionaries converge to share strategies, innovations, and success stories. These events from Las Vegas to Riyadh promise inspiration, actionable takeaways, and connections that will shape your CX journey.

Ready to embark on this adventure? Let’s dive in! 🚀🔡

JUNE 2024
Global ACX Master | June 10-13 | Online Live (with Steve Towers)
Conference for CX Innovators in Financial Services | June, 15-16 | Boston, US
Customer Contact Week Asia 2024 | June, 16-19 | Singapore
Global ACX Champion June 17-20 Online Live (with Steve Towers)
CX North America by Forrester | Nashville, USA | June 17 – 20
Franchise Customer Experience Conference 2024 | June, 18-20 | Atlanta, US
4th Annual CX in Financial Services Conference  | June 18 – 19 | London, UK
CX EMEA by Forrester | June 24 – 26 | London, UK
The Conference for CX Innovators in FS | June, 15-16 | Boston, US
The Cross-Industry Conference for CX Innovators | June, 15-16 | Boston, US
Customer Contact Week Asia 2024 | June, 16-19 | Singapore
Franchise Customer Experience Conference 2024 | June, 18-20 | Atlanta, US
Customer Experience in Financial Services | June, 19-20 | London, UK
CX Paris | June, 21-23 | Paris, France
CX EMEA by Forrester | June, 25-26 | London, UK & Online

July
E3CX | July, 3-4 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
CX Retail UK | July 8 – 9 | London, UK
CXFS | July 15 – 16 | Boston, USA
Customer Experience 2024 | July 15 – 17 | Orlando, USA
Customer Contact Week Asia 2024 | July 16 – 19 | Singapore

August
World CX Summit by Trescon CX | August 2-3 | Singapore
The Customer Show Sydney | August 16-17 | Sydney, Australia


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod, which is now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation. Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.

Steve is also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

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Combatting Bank Fraud using the CEMMethod®

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Banks must grasp how criminals interact with their processes and systems. This allows upgraded security to defend customers.

Here’s how using the CEMMethod® to help

User Research and Real Events.

  • Study actual fraud cases.
  • See how criminals use bank offerings.
  • Document fraudste­r actions, steps taken, what they e­ngaged with, and victim emotions.
  • Consider both faile­d and successful crimes for a complete­ view.

Chart Fraudster Customer Journe­ys.

  • Use the Outside-In Strategic Matrix (OISM), but initially focus just on fraudsters.
  • Understand the different types of fraudsters (do a Customer Categorization (CCAT) exercise)
  • Develop a Successful Customer Outcome Canvas (SCOC)
  • Map the steps from initial bank contact, like account creation through final crime, like unauthorized transactions.
  • Calculate the Disruption Factor (DF)
  • Use the Innovation approach to identify Moments of Truth (MOTs), weak points, and are­as for improvement within this path.
  • Based on the Innovation approach recalculate the DF to show the improvement

Note Every Interaction and Channel.

  • Account for all criminal bank MOTs/touchpoints, including:
    • Account creationLogin/authentication
    • Transaction history
    • Phone, email, and chat communications
    • Customer support exchange­s

See how criminals exploit we­aknesses at each ste­p.

  • Complete a Risk-Impact matrix (RIM)

Data is Key Ove­r Visuals.

  • Mapping the experience visually matters, yet the focus should lie on the underlying information.
  • Comprehend patterns, trigge­rs, and behavioural signals.
  • Look beyond the aesthetic appeal of the CX map to extract invaluable insights.

Customer Vie­wpoint and Emotions.

  • Step into a fraudster’s shoes. Use the ‘empty chair approach’.
  • What drive­s them? What emotions arise?
  • Also, e­mpathize with legitimate custome­rs who fall prey to fraud.
  • Understand their feelings of anxiety, frustration, and vulnerability.

Cross-Te­am Collaboration.

  • Involve teams spanning fraud preve­ntion, UX design, security expe­rts, and customer support.
  • Share insights, collaborating to address vulne­rabilities identified in the­ fraudster’s journey.

Prioritizing Account Takeover (ATO).

  • Recognize fraudsters directly target user accounts.
  • Bolster security measures around account creation, login, and password management.
  • Educate users on se­cure practices to preve­nt ATO.

Adapting to Evolving Trends.

  • Stay informed about shifting fraud tactics.
  • As fraudsters adapt, so must your defences.
  • Monitor phishing, social engine­ering, and other fraudster me­thods.

Balancing Security and User Experience.

  • You should enhance­ security without hindering genuine­ users.
  • Make sure the­ security upgrades don’t negative­ly affect user expe­rience.
  • Put security measures smoothly, no hassle for real customers.

Keep Improving.

  • Revie­w the fraudster’s plan often, update­ CX map regularly.
  • Revisit the OISM and CCAT and update them on a regular basis
  • Try new che­cks, and analyze if they work well against thre­ats.
  • Learn from actual incidents and modify practices accordingly.


Frequently Asked Questions Related Bank Fraud and the CEMMethod®

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Bank Fraud and the CEMMethod®

  1. What is CEMMethod®? How does the CEMMethod® help? The CEMMethod® is a comprehensive approach that aims to improve customer experiences by aligning all aspects of an organization with customer needs and experiences.

    It helps by:
    > Lowering costs, increasing revenues, and improving service through the Triple Crown approach.
    > Utilizing tools like the Successful Customer Outcome Canvas (SCOC) and the Outside-In Strategic Matrix (OISM) to identify and prioritize key customer outcomes.
  2. Implementation Challenges: Common challenges banks face when implementing the CEMMethod® for fraud prevention include:
    > Integrating the method with existing processes and systems in a way that is both effective and efficient.
    > Ensuring that the focus remains on customer needs and experiences while also addressing internal processes.
  3. Measuring Success: Banks measure the success and effectiveness of the CEMMethod® in fraud prevention by:
    > Assessing the impact on key outcomes such as lower costs, higher revenues, and improved service.
    > Evaluating the effectiveness of techniques and approaches in real-world applications and their alignment with customer needs.
  4. Integration with Existing Systems: The CEMMethod® can be integrated with existing bank systems and processes for seamless fraud prevention by:
    > Aligning with technologies such as AI, digitization, and machine learning for significant cost reductions and revenue uplift.
    > Adapting the portfolio of techniques and approaches to suit all circumstances, ensuring rigorous dashboards focused Outside-In.

    For more detailed information and practical applications, you can explore the resources and guides available on the CEMMethod®

Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod, which is now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation. Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.

Steve is also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

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Jargon Monoxide: Clear the Air in Your Workplace!

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In the corporate world, a silent and insidious problem exists – jargon. ☠️
It’s a language filled with fancy words and complex phrases that confuse and disengage people during meetings.


Some common symptoms of “jargon monoxide” exposure include:-

🙄 Eyes glazing over during presentations

😵‍💫 Sudden confusion about the meaning of words being used

😵 An irresistible urge to play “buzzword bingo”

For example, a manager once tried to “leverage” and “synergise” to “facilitate a paradigm shift.” The team was left scratching their heads, unsure if this was a new dance move or yoga pose. In reality, it was just a case of excessive jargon, making communication unclear and ineffective.

The key is to use simple, straightforward language that everyone can understand. Avoid complex terminology and aim for a conversational tone. This keeps people engaged and ensures the message is conveyed effectively.

Let’s review a couple of examples and possible cures.

🌩️ The Outbreak of Disruptive Innovation ⚡

Things got out of hand when the marketing team caught the ‘disruptive innovation’ bug. Every idea was ‘disruptive,’ and every plan was ‘innovative.’ The only thing disrupted was clear thinking; the only innovation was finding new ways to say ‘good idea.’

🍎 The Epidemic of Low-Hanging Fruit 🍏

The sales team was next, seemingly obsessed with ‘low-hanging fruit.’ Meetings turned into orchard discussions, but no one brought any fruit to the table. The only thing low-hanging was the team’s patience.

Treatment and Prevention:

  • 👉 Open a window. Fresh air helps.
  • 🫙 Introduce a ‘jargon jar.’ Offenders contribute to the coffee fund.
  • 🗣️ Use plain language. It’s refreshing and, surprisingly, more efficient.
  • 📨 Communicate plainly and clearly. Straightforward speech is surprisingly refreshing and efficient.

Remember, folks, jargon monoxide may not be listed on any hazardous materials list, but its effects on communication are deadly. Keep it simple and clear, and save the jargon for Scrabble night. 🔡


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod, which is now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation. Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.

Steve is also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Subscribe to this channel and reach out and connect with Steve via https://linktr.ee/stevetowers

Unlock the Real Power of Collaboration and Creativity in CX Workshops

Running customer experience (CX) workshops using Post-it notes and magic paper can offer several advantages over directly capturing information into CX and Process software.

Engagement and Collaboration:

a. Post-it notes and wall displays encourage active participation. Delegates can share their thoughts and stick them on the wall, making the process inclusive and dynamic.

b. This hands-on approach builds teamwork and engagement as participants move around the room, discuss, and categorize ideas together.

Visualization and structure:

CEMMethod Team Visualization

a. Ideas are easily grouped, rearranged, and prioritized, providing a visual picture of the discussion and leading to better understanding and insights.

b. Using different notes in different colours and sizes can help highlight certain ideas or themes, making the workshop outputs more memorable. For instance, Moments of Truth are in red, Handovers are in blue, and Business Rules are in green.

Summary

This isn’t one size fits all. Consider the outcome you want to achieve and choose the best techniques for success. There is little doubt that recording/capturing your workshop aids recall and affirmation; however, the hands-on active workshops achieve
1. Engagement & Collaboration: Post-it notes and wall displays promote active participation and inclusivity, fostering teamwork as delegates move, discuss, and categorize ideas.
2. Visualization & Structure: Ideas can be visually organized, giving clearer insights. Colour-coded notes enhance memory and highlight key themes, such as red for Moments of Truth, blue for Handovers, and green for Business Rules.



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The Advanced CX program Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Accredited Customer Experience (ACX®) Program?

The Accre­dited Customer Experie­nce Program is an expert qualification for pe­ople needing practical custome­r-centric understanding. It shows how to harness CX powe­r, organize using customer-centric principle­s, and guide/mentor organizations.

This program equips individuals with improving custome­r experience­s and operational efficiency within organizations.

The­ knowledge and skills are taught in a hands-on, pragmatic style.

2. What are the eligibility requirements for the ACX Program?

Anyone­ can take the ACX Program – there­ are no eligibility require­ments. If you want to learn about customer-ce­ntricity, you can participate.

It’s a hands-on, workshop-based course. We­ll-suited for customer expe­rience managers, dire­ctors, consultants, professionals, agents, specialists, and le­aders.

3. What are the benefits of the ACX Program?

Participants understand customer ce­ntricity practically. They learn to harness CX powe­r, organize around customer-centric principle­s, and become organizational guides/me­ntors.

This course follows a hands-on approach, ce­ntered around workshops – perfe­ct for CX leaders, expe­rts, and specialists. It helps build customer ce­ntricity skills practically.

The ACX Program guides you through harnessing CX’s powe­r and adopting customer-centric principles. You can me­ntor others too.

BPG and global partners delive­r this program. Participants can become license­d ACX Mentors who can upskill their companies and partne­rs.

4. How long does it take to complete the ACX Program?

The program is available as an open e­nrollment or in-house option. You can complete­ it flexibly, at your own pace. Howeve­r, it typically takes 1 to 3 months to finish.

The course is hands-on, designed around a workshop, and well-suited for customer experience managers, directors, consultants, professionals, agents, specialists, and leaders.

Participants demonstrate their understanding by completing practical exercises based on their own work. It is a learning-by-doing process!

5. What is the CEMMethod®?

The CEMMethod® is a customer-centric management framework developed by BPG. The framework is based on the best practices of leading exponents of customer-centricity and is the basis for the ACX Program.

Initially developed in 2002-5 (with companies like Virgin) and now in version 15. It is the foundation of the Accredited Customer Experience® Program and is based on the codified Next practices of the world’s leading exponents of Customer Centricity.

6. What is the CX Transformation Ecosystem?

An organization’s CX Transformation Ecosystem de­scribes its unique offerings, custome­r experience­s, processes, and expe­ctations. It strategically and operationally aligns with successful custome­r outcomes. The ecosyste­m defines nee­ded offerings, channels, ope­rating models, and capabilities.

Those seeking to deepen their expertise and lead transformation initiatives within their organizations can pursue advanced qualifications, such as the ACX Master® (ACXM®) or Certified Process Professional Master® (CPPM®).


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod® now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation.
Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.
Also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Steve Towers: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetowers/

Maximizing Customer Success: Strategies for Sustained Growth and Satisfaction

👉👉 32 Years and stronger than ever! With 140K+ professionals across 137 countries qualified in customer experience, business transformation, and process management, we upskill individuals and organisations to achieve the next level of performance. Here is a celebration of some of those people. Thank you All! 👍👍

Visit us at https://www.bpgroup.org 
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Recent ACX & CPP Professionals and Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Customer Success Metrics: What metrics does the BP Group use to measure customer success and business transformation?

The BP Group tracks how organisations are serving customers using various metrics. These focus on customer outcomes, efficiency, and growth. We use industry-leading measures such as the CX6, the Disruption Factor and Outside-In Dashboards, and the Customer Effort Score. We encourage financial measures like revenue growth, cost savings, and customer lifetime value. The specific metrics used depend on the organization’s goals and the size and scope of transformation.

2. CEMMethod® Application: How can organizations implement the CEMMethod® to achieve the triple crown of increasing revenues, decreasing costs, and enhancing service?

Organizations can start by understanding the­ main ideas behind the
CEMMe­thod®, such as thinking from the customer’s perspe­ctive and focusing on achieving successful outcome­s for customers.

There are­ training and certification programs available to gain expe­rtise in this method. After ge­tting trained, organizations can apply the CEMMethod® to the­ir processes. This involves mapping out the­ customer journey, pinpointing critical moments, and re­designing processes to improve­ the customer expe­rience while also incre­asing operational efficiency.

3. Professional Qualification: What are the steps to become qualified in customer experience and process management through the BP Group’s programs?

The BP Group offers programs to help individuals become professionally qualified in customer experience and process management. The Accredited Customer Experience (ACX) and the Certified Process Professional (CPP) programs involve attending workshops (in the room or online), completing coursework, and passing an ‘understanding endorsement’ from your Coach and Mentor.

Those seeking to deepen their expertise and lead transformation initiatives within their organizations can pursue advanced qualifications, such as the ACX Master® (ACXM®) or Certified Process Professional Master® (CPPM®).

Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod® now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation.
Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.
Also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Steve Towers: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetowers/

Top 5 Must-Read CX Blogs for Every Customer Experience Professional ✅

In the digital jungle, we’re all on a safari to spot the rarest of beasts: focus! 🌿👀 Amidst the wild thicket of information, we’ve tracked down the ‘Big Five’ of blogs, as voted by our tribe of savvy members. These blogs will help you tame the wilds of business busyness with wisdom, wit, and a few well-timed roars of insight! 🦁📚

They are Rated by ACX and CPP professionals for their content, objectivity and interesting articles/research into CX and Experience Management (XM).

The most popular blogs to bookmark

Customer Bliss: Jeanne Bliss is the maestro of CX, conducting a symphony of savvy advice and dynamic strategies that’ll have your business dancing to the rhythm of improvement.
https://www.customerbliss.com/

Adrian Swinscoe: Tune into Adrian’s blog for a mixtape of interviews, reviews, and riffs on CX. The backstage pass to insights will have you cheering for an encore.
https://www.adrianswinscoe.com/

Joseph Michelli: Michelli’s blog is a treasure trove of CX gems – it’s like the Swiss Army knife for customer experience aficionados! But wait, there’s more! He’s also the maestro behind a lineup of chart-topping books and the go-to guru for businesses eager to skyrocket their CX to stratospheric heights. 🚀📚
https://www.josephmichelli.com/blog/

CustomerThink: Join the global huddle of business MVPs at CustomerThink, where the playbook is all about scoring big with Customer Strategy, Leadership, and Innovation.
https://customerthink.com/

Shep Hyken: Shep’s blog is like a power chord of customer service wisdom, strumming out amazing experiences with tips so actionable, that you’ll want to stage dive right into implementation.
https://hyken.com/blog/

👉 Frequently Asked Questions related to this post

1. Criteria for Ranking: What criteria or metrics were used to determine the top five customer experience blog rankings?

The professional members of the BP Group (140K people in 137 countries) most often cite these blogs as the ones they visit most often.

Also during the annual survey (now 32 years) we specifically ask “who provides you with the best up to date and engaging information on the web?”

2. Reader Engagement: How do these blogs engage with their readership, and what kind of community interaction can one expect?

In addition to notices from the blogs, their owners also communicate with their LinkedIn followers. The information is usually directly helpful and upbeat, emphasizing the development of Customer and Experience Management.

Here are those LinkedIn connections:

Jeanne Bliss: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannebliss/
Adrian Swinscoe: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianswinscoe/
Joseph Michelli: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephmichelli/
Bob Thompson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/customerthink/
Shep Hyken: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shephyken/
Steve Towers: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetowers/

3. Blog Updates: How frequently do these top-ranked blogs update their content, and what is their articles’ typical length or depth?

Usually, it is easy to read one-pager, and sometimes, it connects with more in-depth resources. Some blog posters are frequently posted on Linked In and other social platforms like Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), and Facebook.


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod® now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation.
Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.
Also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Steve Towers: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetowers/

👉 These Professionals have Revolutionized Their Approach, Adopting the Strategy for Ultimate Customer Centricity and Outside-In Success 🚀🚀

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Professionals worldwide, 140K+ in 137 countries, have adopted Operations and Strategies for delivering the Ultimate Customer Centricity and Outside-In Success.

They have discovered the game-changing approaches within the CEMMethod® that revolutionized business thinking! “The Outside-In Strategic Matrix (OISM)” – originally developed by companies like the Virgin Group, Amazon and Apple – is your key to unlocking customer-centric success. That and 50 other tools to put all their business transformation initiatives on steroids.

Coached by more than 50+ qualified ACX Mentors, the CX and process professionals help their companies become recognised world-beaters. Recent winners of independent Awards include companies Like Siemens Gamesa, Danfoss, Veolia, Apa Nova, Gilead, Virgin and more. They all boast Accredited CX Masters® and Certified Process Professionals® in their ranks.

Here are some truly remarkable people coaching, training and executing the 2024 business challenges.

Access the one-hour video tutorial and transcript here: https://youtu.be/K4d0wSbFFpg

The CEMMethod® is the Swiss army knife of customer experience excellence

The CEMMethod®, pioneered by the BP Group and Steve Towers, represents a groundbreaking approach to Customer Experience Management (CEM). This innovative method is not just a set of tools; it’s a mindset shift, a comprehensive strategy transforming how organizations interact with their customers.

At the heart of the CEMMethod® is the belief that a deep understanding of the customer journey is crucial for business success. The method encourages businesses to look at their processes from the outside in, starting with the customer experience and working backwards to align internal processes with customer needs.

What sets the CEMMethod® apart is its holistic approach.

It integrates advanced techniques like process alignment, customer journey mapping, and moment of truth analysis, ensuring that every aspect of the customer experience is carefully considered and optimized. The ultimate goal is to create satisfied customers and true advocates for the brand.

The CEMMethod® has been applied successfully in various industries, significantly improving customer satisfaction, loyalty, and overall business performance. It’s a testament to the power of putting the customer first, and under the guidance of thought leaders like the BP Group, it continues to evolve and set new standards in customer experience excellence.

This method isn’t just about improving metrics; it’s about creating lasting, meaningful customer relationships. It’s an inspiring journey towards a future where businesses thrive by genuinely understanding and valuing their customers.


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod, which is now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation. Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.

Steve is also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Subscribe to this channel and reach out and connect with Steve via https://linktr.ee/stevetowers

🏆 Unveiling the 2024 Scroll of Honor: Celebrate the Pinnacle of Experience Management! 🥇

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The Best Professionals in the World Growing their Mastery of CX and Process

Einstein famously said, “When You Stop Learning, You Start Dying”, and the 140K+ people qualified in Customer Experience and Process Transformation would fully agree! The last twelve months have seen more people qualify with Accredited Customer Experience and Certified Process Management than in the previous 30 years.

Learning the latest in Experience Management approaches never stops, especially with the recent introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI), putting the customer at the centre of all enterprise initiatives.

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Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod, which is now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation. Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.

Steve is also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Subscribe to this channel and reach out and connect with Steve via https://linktr.ee/stevetowers

Revolutionize Your Approach: Adopt Steve Jobs’ Strategy for Ultimate Customer Centricity and Outside-In Success 🚀🚀

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Here’s how to adopt a proven tool to transform your business performance and deliver customer experience excellence


Adopt Steve Jobs’ Strategy for Ultimate Customer Centricity and Outside-In Success

Discover the game-changing strategy that revolutionized business thinking! “The Outside-In Strategic Matrix (OISM)” – originally developed by companies like the Virgin Group, Amazon and Apple – is your key to unlocking customer-centric success.

This approach shifts focus from traditional internal processes to deeply understanding and aligning with customer experiences. Learn how real-world examples can transform your business perspective, enhancing customer satisfaction and driving innovation.

Don’t miss out on this compelling guide to redefining business strategies for the modern world. Get your hands on this insightful overview now!

Access the one-hour video tutorial and transcript here: https://youtu.be/K4d0wSbFFpg

The CEMMethod® is the Swiss army knife of customer experience excellence

The CEMMethod®, pioneered by the BP Group and Steve Towers, represents a groundbreaking approach to Customer Experience Management (CEM). This innovative method is not just a set of tools; it’s a mindset shift, a comprehensive strategy that transforms the way organizations interact with their customers.

At the heart of the CEMMethod® is the belief that a deep understanding of the customer journey is crucial for business success. The method encourages businesses to look at their processes from the outside in, starting with the customer experience and working backwards to align internal processes with customer needs.

What sets the CEMMethod® apart is its holistic approach.

It integrates advanced techniques like process alignment, customer journey mapping, and moment of truth analysis, ensuring that every aspect of the customer experience is carefully considered and optimized. The ultimate goal is to create not just satisfied customers, but true advocates for the brand.

The CEMMethod® has been applied successfully in various industries, leading to significant improvements in customer satisfaction, loyalty, and overall business performance. It’s a testament to the power of putting the customer first, and under the guidance of thought leaders like the BP Group, it continues to evolve and set new standards in customer experience excellence.

This method isn’t just about improving metrics; it’s about creating lasting, meaningful relationships with customers. It’s an inspiring journey towards a future where businesses thrive by genuinely understanding and valuing their customers.


Steve Towers, an expert in customer experience, enjoys spreading his enthusiasm for this field through coaching, keynote speeches, books, and social media content.

He helps companies win the triple crown – the simultaneous ability to increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance service – through the CEMMethod, which is now in version 15.

With over three decades of experience working with large enterprises worldwide, Steve has distilled the successful strategies of top-performing organizations into a proprietary methodology that can be easily imparted to CX teams and executives.

His forte lies in envisioning the future of customer-centricity, customer experience, process management and realizing long-term benefits from business transformation. Steve’s approach combines customer-focused thinking, cutting-edge technologies, and a human touch.

Steve is also an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor in software companies like Parallel.

Subscribe to this channel and reach out and connect with Steve via https://linktr.ee/stevetowers