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 donโ€™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?

https://lnkd.in/djWxB8m

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #1 – Review the upskilling options to become an ACX Professional & ACX Master: https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #2ย โ€“ Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* ย https://bit.ly/OI2021now

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #3 โ€“ Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #4 โ€“ Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM |ย https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)

THESE ARE THE TOP 3 QUESTIONS CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE LEADERS ASK…

CONSISTENTLY IN THE TOP FIVE, THE ANSWERS MAY GIVE YOU THE INSIDE-TRACK

I am going to do a one-minute Q and A today. Do you know what the toughest questions Customer Experience Leaders Ask?

OK, Here we go.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/GCCACXP

Firstly,

QUESTION 1: Why do so many organizations struggle to become truly customer-centric?

ANSWER: They are using an out-of-date mindset. The thinking is borrowed from the industrial age when optimizing production and throughput was the thing. That way of thinking is about production management, efficiency, effectiveness, and waste elimination. Does that sound familiar? The mindset is not exactly customer focussed.

Next

QUESTION 2: What is (probably) the biggest hurdle to becoming Outside-In and customer-focused?

ANSWER: It is getting passed this industrial age mindset and all the things that come with it. For instance, it is our reward structure. It’s the approach to employee empowerment. Another one is rigid out of date linear processes and systems. I think you get the picture.

Alright, one more concern.

QUESTION 3: If listening to the customer is so important, then what is โ€˜best practiceโ€™ and the emerging next practice?

ANSWER: Often times many companies try to drive forward by only looking in the rear-view mirror. That is by listening to subjective perceptual historic feedback rather than paying attention to every interaction 100% of the time.

The GOOD news isโ€ฆ

In the ACX Masters program, we show you step-by-step how to handle these challenges so you donโ€™t have to Fall into the Bear Pit.

You can get the full scoop and preview here at the BP Group site.

Cheers for now!

There are always more questions than answers ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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
Join us soon!

Check it out here: The ACX Master – online, in the room, live and interactive

https://bit.ly/GCCACXP


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WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE PROBLEM CX PROFESSIONALS FACE?

SEEING THE WORLD AS IT IS CAN BE A CHALLENGE FOR SO MANY PEOPLE

The other day I was rewatching The Matrix – can you believe that was released in 1999?… but I digress.

One of the most interesting scenes is where Morpheus presents Neo with a choice of the red pill or the blue pill. What was Neo’s response to the offer? 

As described by Morpheus: “You take the blue pill…the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill…you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” Neo chooses the red pill and joins the rebellion.

What will your choice be – Red or Blue?

Yes, he chose to see the world as it really is, not as it appeared to be….

Thatโ€™s a lot like the choice companies face now. Do they carry on living in the blissful ignorance of a collective hallucination from the industrial age, or do they see the world as it really is now.

Maybe Iโ€™m geeking out on this a bitโ€ฆ

But when youโ€™re as immersed as I am into Outside-In and Customer Centricity you just start seeing these little lessons everywhereโ€ฆ even in popular films.

We do a lot more about moving beyond the hallucination during the ACX Masters 4 day program. 

Check it out here: The ACX Master – online, live and interactive

https://bit.ly/GCCACXP


The One Template To Rule Them All?!

Simple things can be very very effective and that is certainly the case with this ‘go-to’ template. Based on the Next Practice of some of the worlds leading companies completing this could change the way you think and do business forever.

It is my first interaction with Top Teams and Leaders and I use it as my first conversation with anyone who says they are tasked with helping transform their organisations (and themselves sometimes!)

You can get this template and watch the overview mini video at:
https://experienceprofessional.com/northstar

Is this the One Template to Rule Them All? You tell me ๐Ÿ˜‰

This neat 30-second video might give you a clue as to its origins…

Finding Your North Star

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

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #1 – Review the upskilling options to become an ACX Professional & ACX Master: https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #2ย โ€“ Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* ย https://bit.ly/OI2021now

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #3 โ€“ Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #4 โ€“ Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM |ย https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)

THIS 4-DAY course MAY CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO PROCESS FOREVER

WITH YOUR COACH STEVE TOWERS & BECOME A CPP MASTER

Four days to become a Certified Process Professional Master (CPPM) https://bit.ly/CPPM2022

#cppmaster #cpp #pmi #certifiedprocessprofessional #bpgroup

The Certified Process Professional Master (CPP Master) program.

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MULTICHOICE SENIOR EXECUTIVE BECOMES THE WORLD’S FIRST FULLY ACCREDITED OKR COACH

[PRESSRELEASE] DENVER, COLORADO – August 31st, 2022

BP Group, the leader and creator of the CEMMethodยฎ in 2006, announced that Multichoice Group Executive Head of Customer Experience and Operations, Roland D. Naidoo, successfully completed all the requirements to qualify as an Accredited OKR Coach fully.

For the full Press Release, go here OR click the button below.

Roland D. Naidoo, OKR Coach

In addition to this CXObession blog, there is now a ‘shorty’ video source at CXManSteve (@cxmansteve) TikTok | Watch CXManSteve’s Newest TikTok Videos

Also reach out for further #CX and #XM resources here: โ€‹https://linktr.ee/stevetowers


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

https://lnkd.in/djWxB8m

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #1 – Review the upskilling options to become an ACX Professional & ACX Master: https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #2ย โ€“ Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* ย https://bit.ly/OI2021now

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #3 โ€“ Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #4 โ€“ Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM |ย https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)

How to embrace and apply the key fundamentals of Customer Experience and XM 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.

In addition to this CXObession blog, there is now a ‘shorty’ video source at CXManSteve (@cxmansteve) TikTok | Watch CXManSteve’s Newest TikTok Videos

Also reach out for further #CX and #XM resources here: โ€‹https://linktr.ee/stevetowers

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 donโ€™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.

Jeff Bezos

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

https://lnkd.in/djWxB8m

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #1 – Review the upskilling options to become an ACX Professional & ACX Master: https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #2ย โ€“ Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* ย https://bit.ly/OI2021now

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #3 โ€“ Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #4 โ€“ Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM |ย https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)

Changing While Achieving Stretch Goals (Case study) ๐Ÿ‘

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

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 donโ€™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

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #1 – Review the upskilling options to become an ACX Professional & ACX Master: https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #2ย โ€“ Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* ย https://bit.ly/OI2021now

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #3 โ€“ Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #4 โ€“ Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM |ย https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)

Outputs and Outcomes – what is your Poison?

An output is something you produce; an Outcome is a result of what you produce. โ€œI have answered the customer queryโ€ is an output, โ€œI have solved the customer problemโ€ is an outcome. Hereโ€™s anotherโ€ฆ โ€œWe have made 10 cars todayโ€ is an output, โ€œI have sold 10 cars todayโ€ is an outcome. As Steve Jobs said in 1997, โ€œYou have to start with the Customer Experience (and their successful outcome) and work backwards.โ€

Unfortunately, most organizations focus on outputs and correspondingly can get really good at doing dumb things. Think of the call center and the major typical KPI of Average Handle Time (AHT). That is an output measure. But what is the actual Outcome achieved from the customer contact? If your primary focus is the AHT, thatโ€™s what will drive the behaviors of the people as a priority over everything else; no matter how much you talk of customer-centricity, if you pay them for great AHT, that is what they will focus on.

A model that we use to help us connect the dots is the Customer Performance Landscape.

It is a fantastic tool for creating the linkages between everyone and everything to ensure we are all aligned to Successful Customers and grow shareholder value. You can experience this in our ACX Master program.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/ACXM2021


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

https://lnkd.in/djWxB8m

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #1 – Review the upskilling options to become an ACX Professional & ACX Master: https://lnkd.in/dANgYX59

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #2ย โ€“ Get The Book: Outside-In The Secret *FREE* ย https://bit.ly/OI2021now

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #3 โ€“ Connect With The Community: https://linktr.ee/SteveTowers

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #4 โ€“ Keep Pace with Change: Recent Keynote – The Hard Benefits of XM |ย https://cemnext.com/xmroi2023

๐Ÿ‘‰ Step #5 – Review the Testimonials Accredited Customer Experience Professional – BPG (bpgroup.org)