Business Mumbo Jumbo that frustrates everyone

Can we circle back and touch-base on this later?

Do you feel like you are being drowned by jargon? Grammarly recently researched the most popular phrases used in the work context and the list includes these gems…

  1. Low Hanging Fruit
  2. Leverage (do you leverage leverage?)
  3. Open the Kimono (that is creepy, sexist and racist all at the same time!)
  4. Giving 110% (which of course you can’t)
  5. Learnings (what were yours last year?)
  6. Out of Pocket (who’s pocket were you in and why?!)
  7. Drink the Kool-Aid
  8. Bio break (too much information)

You can review the full article and more of the same here.

Here is a great article on the same theme, published in New York’s ‘Vulture’ highlighting just one office workers experience:

https://www.vulture.com/2020/02/spread-of-corporate-speak.html

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And for now, review this:

Your definition of Customer Experience is/may be wrong (3-minute video) http://bit.ly/CXDefined


	

Your definition of customer experience is wrong

Your definition of customer experience is wrong, and here’s why, right, there’s lots of different definitions of what Customer experience is, and if we put them together, we might end up with something like this, the sum of the interactions, perceptions and feelings a customer has with your company.

Frustrated woman having problem …..

You might think that’s a pretty decent definition, James, but you’d be wrong. Most of the definitions you find are going to run along the same theme. Okay, the problem is that theme is completely inside-out. These definitions take a company view of customer experience, not a customer view of customer experience. Go figure. Let’s say that we’re an airline…..

Watch the video and get the full transcript from here

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Step #3 – Connect With The Community:

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Step #4 – Keep Pace with Change:

Recent Interview | http://bit.ly/STInnovation

Step #5 – New Article – Customer Obsession:

LinkedIn (3 minute read) | https://lnkd.in/dHeCJhN

And for now, review this:

Your definition of Customer Experience is/may be wrong (3-minute video) http://bit.ly/CXDefined

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The North Star Metric and Why You Need It Now

Have you got a North Star metric? It’s one of the essential things for any company looking to innovate and drive growth. If you haven’t created one yet, it is time to seriously figure it out. And today, I will be explaining what a North Star metric is, why it’s essential, and how to come up with one.

The North Star metric is the most critical. It is that Metric that would consistently deliver Successful Customer Outcomes (SCO’s) and drive sustainable growth if you focus on above all else.

For Facebook is ‘daily active users,’ Airbnb is ‘nights booked,’ and for the BP Group, ours is ‘monthly organization upskilling.’

Why is having one important?


Because delivering SCO’s and driving change is a lot of work, and it’s easy to dilute effort and resources on things that don’t move the needle. Additionally, getting distracted with the latest and shiniest new ideas is a common problem. Having a North Star metric keeps everyone in your company focused on the most critical Measure for your company’s success. Chosen wisely, it will connect the dots from the front line to the top team

Creating Your North Star metric

You may already have created it in your Successful Customer Outcome Canvas®[1] (SCOC®). Even if you haven’t yet the steps are straightforward by examining your current key performance indicators and assessing what could be a lead Metric. Examine the metrics in the context of what creates the best outcome, for the business and the customer. It is especially effective when you aggregate the SCOC’s against all your customer categories and bringing out the most significant ones and deciding decide which is the most essential Metric.

Defining that North Star metric can have a considerable impact not only on your immediate customers but on how your company operates overall.

Your North Star metric will be different from other organizations, as is how it’s rolled out and communicated.

Connect the dots, Draw the Lines

Anyone involved in delivering Successful Customer Outcomes and driving growth for your company, from the ‘C’ suite to the marketing team to the operations team and all of your external agencies, should be clear on your North Star metric and their role in driving it forward. If you don’t have one and your success maybe isn’t where it needs to be, perhaps you should consider defining one for your organization.

  • Set up a time with key stakeholders,
  • Identify your customer categories,
  • Agree on the SMART needs,
  • Choose the most important one, then
  • Brainstorm what it should be across the entire organization.

It starts with understanding who are your best customers are and why. You will need to cut through all distractions and noise to identify the one metric that will have the most significant and most sustainable impact on your business performance.

It’s a significant process, and sometimes it can be challenging to see the forest for the trees.

It will take a concerted effort, but it is one of the most worthwhile things an organization can do to connect the strategy to execution. Realistically isn’t that desirable for every organization seeking to make winning systematic?

The Guiding Light

The North Star metric becomes the guiding light. It is tangible, objective, and touches everyone and everything. It is a simple concept and as a result everyone can understand it.

You can explore the North Star Alignment approach within the Certified Outside-In Masters® program. Review the short video introduction here:
https://cemnext.com/oi2020


[1] The Successful Customer Outcome Canvas® is a technique within the CEMMethod®. This technique and its companion approach can be reviewed here. https://cemnext.com/customergame


Other Useful Resources

I have just done a 3 minute explainer video for Outside-In – see it here:
https://experienceprofessional.com/oivideo

How to become Outside-In
Step #1 – Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* https://bit.ly/OI2021now  

Step #2 – Get The Training:

Certified Outside-In Master® | https://cemnext.com/oi2020
Certified Process Professional Master®  | https://bit.ly/CPPM21  
Accredited Customer Experience Master®  | https://bit.ly/ACXM2021  

Step #3 – Get the Software:

The Experience Manager | https://bit.ly/TEM2021  

Step #4 – Connect With The Community:

LinkedIn | https://bit.ly/Steve2021

Blog | https://bit.ly/CXO2021

BPG Website | https://bit.ly/BPG2021

Steve Towers Web  |  https://bit.ly/SBT2021

Twitter | https://bit.ly/SteveTowersTwitter

YouTube | https://bit.ly/ST_Youtube

Keep it simple stupid…. (simple technique can shake things up)

Often times it is ludicrously simple techniques that are so powerful. I would say that about the North Star Alignment Template #NSAT It is so compelling…

https://lnkd.in/dNEvANA

(this could just change the way you work forever – it did that to me!)

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

How You Can become ‘Outside-In’… https://bit.ly/WhyOutsideIn

Start here and follow these simple steps:

Step #1 – Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* https://bit.ly/OI2021now

Step #2 – Get the Software (FREE):

Parallel | http://bit.ly/Parallel2021

Step #3 – Connect With The Community:

https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

Step #4 – Keep Pace with Change:

Recent Interview | http://bit.ly/STInnovation

Step #5 – New Article – Customer Obsession:

LinkedIn (3 minute read) | https://lnkd.in/dHeCJhN

And for now, review this:

Your definition of Customer Experience is/may be wrong (3-minute video) http://bit.ly/CXDefined

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Is Your Call Centre killing Great Customer Experiences? (Part 2 of 3)

Contact center metrics may be crippling you

Part Two. In Part One we reviewed how poor metrics drive bad behaviours. Lets dig deeper with a typical scenario…

And if you think this experience is unusual grab a coffee and google ‘poor customer experiences’.

Leadership Delusion

The leadership team can talk until they are blue in the face about customer centricity but if they insist on metrics designed for running factories everyone suffers. Here’s another typical conversation:

In all three instances the customer did not achieve a Successful Outcome.
In fact there is now more effort required by the customer, and also more cost and time to be incurred for the organisation if the customer does follow through. If the customer doesn’t bother that is more potential revenue lost.

So how does this organisation look to the browsing customer?
Pretty awful to say the least.

We know why this is so. Organisations like this are focused on measuring Outputs, rather than measures of Successful Customer Outcomes. If it is so obvious why is it so many persist in this Failure-Demand cycle?

Because they are measuring the wrong things.
And guess what? Yes, they will have automated those measurements and put them on fancy management dashboards so everyone can feel happy. Except the customer of course. But what does that matter?

In Part Three – a big reveal. A couple of techniques that will help shape Successful Customer Outcomes brought to you from companies like Amazon, Zara, Zappos and Emirates.

Now, please remember if you pay people to do dumb stuff they will get really smart at it.

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

How You Can become ‘Outside-In’… https://bit.ly/WhyOutsideIn

Start here and follow these simple steps:

Step #1 – Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* https://bit.ly/OI2021now

Step #2 – Get the Software (FREE):

Parallel | http://bit.ly/Parallel2021

Step #3 – Connect With The Community:

https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

Step #4 – Keep Pace with Change:

Recent Interview | http://bit.ly/STInnovation

Step #5 – New Article – Customer Obsession:

LinkedIn (3 minute read) | https://lnkd.in/dHeCJhN

And for now, review this:

Your definition of Customer Experience is/may be wrong (3-minute video) http://bit.ly/CXDefined

Qualifications in Customer Experience 2021 🥉

CX Qualification in 2021 – review here ✅

A summary with links…

Download the PDF version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjmzivamdln711y/GlobalCX_courses_2021.pdf?dl=0

Beginner classes… (scroll down for Advanced classes)

Name of CourseAccredited Customer Experience Specialist (ACXS)Accredited Customer Experience Professional (ACXP)
Course OutlineA new customer experience training and certification program designed specifically for customer experience professionals who need powerfully simple and immediately impactful tools, techniques, frameworks and mindsets that when applied will radically improve the experience that their company delivers to their customers, gaining a lasting advantage in their industry. Now available online, on demand, on your terms. Modular covers the themes of Customer Categorisation, Reframing from Inside-out (Industrial Age) to Outside-In (Customer Age), Includes Successful Customer Outcomes and developing the CX justification and frameworks for Success.
Duration3 Days2 Days
Presentation TypeVideo on DemandInroom or Live Online, Open or Inhouse
Accredited or NotYesYes
Date of Exam (All)No Exam – Practical Exercise based reviewed by Coach * 
Link to Access course detailshttps://bit.ly/ACXS2021https://bit.ly/ACXMaster
   
Year inaugrated20182015
Delivery (all programs)Direct with the BP Group and Global Partner network (124 countries with 40+ partners)

Advanced Classes (scroll to the top to see beginner classes)

Name of CourseAccredited Customer Experience Master (ACXM)Accredited Customer Experience Champion (ACXC)
Course OutlineBuilds on the ACXP to include modules  reviewing CX Innovation, CX ROI and Winning the Triple Crown, CX Lifecycle – The ABACUS Framework ,  The Customer Performance Landscape, CX Maturity, CX Dashboard – Connecting the Dots – from the front line to the board room, CX Attitude, Behaviour and Culture, Developing tomorrows enterprise – Teams & Structures and the CX Launch Pad – Where to Start and North Star Alignment with the CX Management Office (includes digitization)Builds on the ACXM and covers the themes of Enterprise CX Transformation through the lens of CX Strategy (what is Next Practice, what models are proven and successful, and how CX delivery is fundamentally different) Leadership looks at the practical approaches developed in winning organisations and distills Best Practices. Finally we cover CX Execution. How to scale from singular experiences and processes to a complete ecosystem
Duration4 days (includes ACXP)3 days
Presentation TypeInroom or Live Online, Open or InhouseInroom or Live Online, Open or Inhouse
Accredited or NotYesYes
Date of Exam (All)  
Link to Access course detailshttps://bit.ly/ACXMasterhttps://bit.ly/ACXC2021
   
Year inaugrated20152016

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

How You Can become ‘Outside-In’… https://bit.ly/WhyOutsideIn

Start here and follow these simple steps:

Step #1 – Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* https://bit.ly/OI2021now

Step #2 – Get the Software (FREE):

Parallel | http://bit.ly/Parallel2021

Step #3 – Connect With The Community:

https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

Step #4 – Keep Pace with Change:

Recent Interview | http://bit.ly/STInnovation

Step #5 – New Article – Customer Obsession:

LinkedIn (3 minute read) | https://lnkd.in/dHeCJhN

And for now, review this:

Your definition of Customer Experience is/may be wrong (3-minute video) http://bit.ly/CXDefined