Your Experience Management team, and the organization as a whole, has adopted the XM Operating Framework. You have embraced the competencies and utilized the skills. You have combined monitoring, discovery, visioning, design and much more. Now is the time for the all-crucial Experience Integration. In one sense, it could be the payoff for all the work the CX team has done. In another, it is the beginning of an entirely new adventure of implementation, evaluation and adjustment. It is important not to run out of steam at this point!
Service design begins with, and is fully dependent on, developing a deep understanding of the customer experience within your organization – plus what your customer is experiencing in life outside of their interactions with your company. It goes well beyond the transactional phase. It depends on utilizing your operational data to define the demographics that are representative of segments of your customer base. Even more importantly, it takes building empathy and an emotional connection with your customers.
Organizations must continue to “put out the daily fires” and execute the short-term adjustments that are required. But if that same organization wants to be best-in-class five or 10 years down the road, it must look beyond tomorrow – or next month, or next year – to which technological and societal changes will influence the way the world will work in the future.
Many elements of the Experience Management (XM) Operating Framework contribute to gaining insights on ways to improve the customer experience. One of the methods of taking action on those insights is through Process Integration. Process integration can take place in many shapes and forms. It can address direct problems that customers have told you about.… Read more »
What if we started to think of problems as strategic opportunities? When reframed from “challenge to solve” into “chance to change,” problems create a valuable time to capture diverse data and put new processes or systems in place. The higher-level thinking makes the business better long-term—and contributes to its vision and goals for the future.
Most organizations assert that they are in search of continuous improvement. The question is how many are effective in their efforts. The continuous improvement process includes key performance indicators (KPIs), planning, accountability, communication, recognition of achievements, and more.