This time we feature a nice short video from the CX Rockstar James Dodkins.
A quick google search on ‘Silo working’ reveals 37.1 Million finds and this is not a new topic. Hammer and Champy were not the first to raise the issue in 1993, but they were early advocates of sweeping away that silo thinking in ‘Reengineering the Corporation’ with their cry of ‘Don’t Automate, Obliterate!’
The Silo Mentality as defined by the Business Dictionary is a mindset present when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of mentality will reduce efficiency in the overall operation, reduce morale, and may contribute to the demise of a productive company culture.
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1. Start by identifying the Moments of Truth (customer interactions)that exist across all of your customer experiences (you can create more specific experience maps later).
2. Make a list of all the Moments of Truth (MOT).For each MOT write a description, method of interaction, and customer expectation. We use the Diagnostics dashboard to make sure we turn the MOTs into 15 quantifiable and actionable metrics.
There are three ways to collect and collate this information:
Workshops of all interested people. That includes customers, advisors, employees and management.
Recording of actual experiences. Yes, record the experiences and evaluate afterwards. We use a video technique that identified Moments of Truth with red flashes, Internal Interactions with blue and decision points as green.
Analysis of customer feedback. Review the letters, calls and social network commentary and capture the experiences to gain insights and a better understanding.
3. Document the learning and produce a visual illustration(process activity maps).
4. Use the maps to identify areas working well and those that need improvement.Focus on the critical MOTs — those crucial interactions that determine whether the experience you are creating delivers the optimum encounter, expectation and emotion.
5. Build a Action Plan to engineer the ABACUS of the customer experience. At each stage identify the relevant MOTs that cover off these elements:
Awareness When and How does the customer become aware of the process, product or service you offer?
Buy-In How and Where does the customer ‘get it’ and become an advocate for the experience?
Acquisition How is the purchase made. Not just a product buy but the actual commitment.
Care Why should the customer care? How do you ensure the trust and commitment is reciprocal and reinforced?
Use How does the product, service work. Has it been designed from the customers perspective (Outside-In)? Ease of use goes beyond efficiency and focuses directly on the actual customer experience.
Share In our always-on world how does Share happen? Is that understood and optimized? Recall the fantastic tale from Canada – Westjet Christmas story with more than 35 million hits on youtube in 3 months. By the way that is more than the population of Canada! That’s good news, but what about capturing the bad news before it becomes a crisis – recall the United Breaks guitar story?
6. Engage the entire organization to undertake the journey to Customer Experience Management.We use the structured CEMMethod™, derived from the work of companies such as Virgin, Disney, Southwest Airlines, Emirate, BMW, Bentley, Zara and many more truly Outside-In enterprises. Whoever and where-ever you are it is directly and immediately useful.
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The Customer Experience is the Process. What does that really mean and how can that help us reduce costs, grow revenues and improve the customer delivery (at the same time). In this first short presentation James Dodkins (BP Groups Chief Customer Officer) provides us with an understanding.