Customer Experience Management Rebooted

Author: Steven Walden
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349949052
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Walden shows why most customer experience management fails to improve the customer’s real experience and how to concentrate on the subjective emotional perceptions that drive the customer’s actual “experience” rather than the quantitative service efficiency metrics gathered by most CX tools. Customer experience management is not about managing every objective “experience” your customers have with you. It’s about understanding, measuring and creating “experiences” that customers “value”. So while service and efficiency are wonderful things, they represent "business as usual"; the ticket to the game, the platform from which “experiences” are created not the experience itself! The message of this book is that businesses are at risk! Their uber focus on efficiency is leading them to miss the chance to connect more closely with their customer base and deliver on the creative potential of their brand. They ignore the fact that technology is an enabler of the “experience” it is not “the experience”. Customers are not data – they are people: living, breathing, contradictory, infuriating bundles of cognitive and emotionally-driven responses to stimuli. “Experience” deals with how customers think, feel and behave – the things that motivate them to act which go beyond frequently forgettable efficiency. This means differentiating by providing new and better experiences based on a deeper understanding of what motivates customers to buy. To do that we must leave the objective, quantitative, world of quality management and enter the subjective, qualitative, world of customer’s psychology. Walden reboots our understanding of customer experience, showing us what it means, how to measure it, what we need to do to manage it and how we can gain financially from it. Understand, measure, create and do – but first of all, understand.

How Performance Management Is Killing Performance and What to Do About It

Author: M. Tamra Chandler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626566781
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Rethink, Redesign, Reboot. Most people associate performance management with the annual review, which is universally dreaded by employees, management, and HR professionals alike. It's a cookie-cutter, fear-based, top-down approach that emphasizes negatives over positives and stifles healthy career conversations. It's never been shown to motivate anyone to do anything but try to avoid it, but nobody feels like they have any alternative. Tamra Chandler has one—and it works. Actually, Chandler doesn't offer a single alternative—she offers an infinite number of them. Each organization that uses her Performance Management Reboot is able to develop its own unique version since it doesn't make a lot of sense for organizations with different cultures, in different industries and sectors, to do things exactly the same way. Grounded in the latest scientific findings about motivation, it's a transparent, employee-driven process that values collaboration over competition and rewards people for acquiring new skills and increasing their contribution instead of hitting arbitrary benchmarks. Chandler lays out the general principles and then walks you through each step in creating a performance management process that employees will actually embrace rather than avoid and that will help you meet the three objectives of great performance management: developing your people, rewarding them equitably, and driving your organization's performance. It's the first comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a performance management solution that's tailored to your organization's needs and goals and that places the emphasis squarely on your greatest asset: your people.

What s the Future of Business

Author: Brian Solis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118457191
Release Date: 2013-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

"In today’s rapidly changing digital environment, Darwinism is alive and well. What’s the Future of Business doesn't just explore trends and theories; it introduces a dynamic, actionable path to transformation." —Evan Greene, CMO, The Recording Academy, Producers of the GRAMMY Awards Rethink your business model to incorporate the power of "user" experiences What’s the Future of Business? will galvanize a new movement that aligns the tenets of user experience with the vision of innovative leadership to improve business performance, engagement, and relationships for a new generation of consumerism. It provides an overview of real-world experiences versus "user" experiences in relation to products, services, mobile, social media, and commerce, among others. This book explains why experience is everything and how the future of business will come down to shared experiences. Aligns the tenets of user experience with the concepts of innovative leadership to improve business performance and engagement and to motivate readers to rethink business models and customer and employee relationships Motivates readers to rethink business models, products and services, marketing, and customer and employee relationships with desired experiences in mind Brian Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media, and is the author of Engage! and The End of Business as Usual! Discover how user experience design affects your business, and how you can harness its power for meaningful revenue growth

The Physics of Brand

Author: Aaron Keller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440342691
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Genre: Design

Welcome to a brand-new way of thinking about branding. The Physics of Brand is an exploration of how brands evolve in time and space. Drawing on experience working with companies such as Patagonia, General Mills, Target, and more, this book provides an exciting new systems approach to branding. By focusing on how brands and people actually interrelate, you'll gain a new perspective on brand growth and interaction. Complete with case studies to illustrate these concepts and Thought Experiments to get you thinking conceptually, The Physics of Brand is your new textbook on brand theory.

The Performance Management Handbook for Emerging Markets

Author: Mark Bussin
Publisher: Knowres Publishing
ISBN: 9781869224493
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics

There are thousands of books and gurus on the subject of performance management. Yet, there are so few examples of where it is practised well. Everyone knows what performance management is, have read the books, have heard the gurus, yet there are so few outstanding success stories. This book is different for the following reasons: 1. It is based on years of personal experience in implementing hundreds of performance management systems in companies. 2. Contributors to the book have actually done and experienced what they are writing about, with particular experience in emerging markets. 3. It is underpinned by empirical research. 4. It is practical and, for once, tells you how to do it, with no missing steps or information. There are tool kits, forms and check lists that can be used instantly. 5. It is written in plain English with no bamboozling jargon, with many practical examples and templates that you can amend to suit your needs. It also includes practical examples of different types of performance appraisal methodologies, namely the; • Outputs Approach • Traditional Approach • Balanced Scorecard • Multirater/360o Contents include: • The philosophy of performance • Measurement and metrics • The measurement of human capital • Developing an output-driven performance plan • The traditional approach to performance appraisal • Performance appraisal rating scales • The balanced scorecard approach • Multisource/360-degree feedback • Performance-related pay • The link between performance management and long-term incentives (LTIs) • Does performance management work? • Embracing the law – a South African case study • Director and Board Evaluations • Crucial/honest conversations regarding performance • Critical success factors and epilogue

The Fred Factor

Author: Mark Sanborn
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780385513647
Release Date: 2004-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Seize the chance to be extraordinary. Who has made the biggest difference in your life? Whose words and actions have uplifted and motivated you to excel? Chances are it was someone like Fred the postman--so outstanding in his service that Mark Sanborn realized this mail carrier could be an example for any person wanting to be extraordinary. The “Fred factor” is summarized by four principles that will release fresh energy, enthusiasm, and creativity in your career and life: • Make a Difference • Build Relationships • Create Value • Reinvent Yourself You, too, can apply The Fred Factor to enrich the lives of customers, co-workers, friends, and family members, as well as reach new levels of personal success yourself. Sanborn also shows how to discover and develop other “Freds. Why not become a “Fred” yourself? You will turn the ordinary moments of life into extraordinary opportunities to make a difference in the world. From the Hardcover edition.

WIKIBRANDS Reinventing Your Company in a Customer Driven Marketplace

Author: Sean Moffitt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071752350
Release Date: 2010-12-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn how today's hottest, most successful businesses are tapping into social media and other customer-driven tools and technologies to build, expand, or revive their brands Launched from branding guru Don Tapscott's landmark $10 million research project on the intersection of technology and business models, WikiBrands explain what your business needs to do NOW to embrace the power of p-2-p technologies like word-of-mouth, user generated content, social media, microblogging, crowdsourcing, and customer rating systems to engage customers and enlist them in brand building and value-enhancement. Featuring fascinating case studies of how Microsoft, P&G, Nike, Starbucks, Ford, Best Buy, Zappos, and others, launched, built, expanded, or rebuilt their brands through Wiki-style collaboration with customers, this book is part wake-up call, part action plan-and the total blueprint for how you can drive innovation and growth through technology-based immersive customer interaction. Foreword by Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics, Digital Capital, and Grown Up Digital Supported by an online tookit including a Wikibrand Hall of Fame, videoblog, and Wikibrand guidebook. Shows how companies like Frito-Lay and Dell use Wiki marketing and social media in ways unimaginable just a few years ago to engage and connect with consumers and drive millions of dollars in sales Inside WikiBrands: The Six Benefits of Wiki Brand Advocacy • Measurement and Metrics • Community Management • The B-to-B Wiki Brand • The Personal Wiki Brand • 25 Things to Know in 25 Minutes

Customer Centricity

Author: Peter Fader
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
ISBN: 9781613630150
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

A powerful call to action, Customer Centricity upends some of our most fundamental beliefs about customer service, customer relationship management, and customer lifetime value NOT ALL CUSTOMERS ARE CREATED EQUAL Despite what the tired old adage says, the customer is not always right. Not all customers deserve your best efforts: In the world of customer centricity, there are good customers...and then there is pretty much everybody else. In Customer Centricity, Wharton professor Peter Fader, coauthor of the follow-up book The Customer Centricity Playbook, helps businesses radically rethink how they relate to customers. He provides insights to help you understand: Why customer centricity is the new model for success and product centricity must be ushered out How the ideas of brand equity and customer equity help us understand what kinds of companies naturally lend themselves to the customer-centric model and which ones don’t Why the traditional models for determining the value of individual customers are flawed How executives can use customer lifetime value (CLV) and other customer-centric data to make smarter decisions about their companies How the well-intended idea of customer relationship management (CRM) lost its way—and how your company can properly put CRM to use Customer Centricity will help you realign your performance metrics, product development, customer relationship management and organization in order to make sure you focus directly on the needs of your most valuable customers and increase profits for the long term. ALSO AVAILABLE: Once Fader convinces you of the value of customer centricity in this book, The Customer Centricity Playbook, with Sarah Toms, will show you where to get started. “Reveals how to increase profits from your best customers, find more like them, and avoid over-investing in the rest....Decidedly accessible and absolutely necessary.” —Jim Sterne, Founding President and Chairman, Digital Analytics Association “Perfect read...It’s short (60-90 minutes), clear, and the best summary I’ve read of why companies should rethink their approach to customers.” —Andrew McFarland, SVP, Chief Customer Officer, Black Box “Knowing what your customers are worth is the secret to focusing your time and money where it makes the most difference. You can’t be all things to all people, so you need to learn to find out who really matters to your success. Fader makes it clear with great ideas and a readable style.” —Andy Sernovitz, author, Word of Mouth Marketing THE WHARTON EXECUTIVE ESSENTIALS SERIES The Wharton Executive Essentials series from Wharton Digital Press brings the ideas of the Wharton School’s thought leaders to you wherever you are. Inspired by Wharton’s Executive Education program, each book is authored by globally renowned faculty and filled with real-life business examples and actionable advice. Wharton Executive Essentials guides offer a quick-reading, penetrating, and comprehensive summary of the knowledge leaders need to excel in today’s competitive business environment and capture tomorrow’s opportunities.

Brand Intimacy

Author: Mario Natarelli
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 9781578266869
Release Date: 2017-10-23
Genre: Business & Economics

From Patagonia to Apple, Whole Foods to New Balance, we love our favorite products--and, by extension, the companies that provide them. The emotional connections we form with our beloved brands and services are important relationships--relationships that are potentially worth billions. In the fast-paced, constantly-changing world of the modern marketplace, brands must adapt or perish—strategies, methods, and techniques must evolve to remain effective and relevant. Are you using yesterday’s thinking for tomorrow’s challenges? Brand Intimacy details ways to build better marketing through the cultivation of emotional connections between brand and consumer. The book provides lessons for marketers and business leaders alike who are seeking to understand these ultimate brand relationships and the opportunities they represent. Divided into three sections, Brand Intimacy starts with Context and Understanding. This explains today’s marketing landscape, the effects of technology, consumer behaviors and the advancements around decision making. Through research we discovered that people form relationships with brands the same way they develop relationships with other people. This section provides guidance on how to think about complimentary concepts such as loyalty, satisfaction and brand value. We then explore and compare established approaches and methodologies and showcase why intimacy is a compelling new and enhanced opportunity to build your brand or market your business. The second section, Theory and Model reveals and dimensions the brand intimacy model and dissects it into steps to help you better factor it into your marketing approaches or frameworks. Here you will learn the core concepts and components that are essential to build bonds and the role emotion can play to help you achieve greater customer engagement. You can also review the rankings of the best brands in terms of Brand Intimacy. A summary of our annual research reveals the characteristics of best performers, the most intimate industries, and differences based on geography, age, gender and income. By examining the top intimate brands, we reveal and decode the secrets of the bonds they form with their customers. The third section is Methods & Practice, this details the economic benefits and advantages of a strategy that factors Brand Intimacy. Intimate brands are proven to outperform the Fortune 500 and Standards and Poors’ index of brands. Intimate brands create more revenue and profit and last longer. Consumers are also willing to pay more for a brand they are more intimate with. Conversely, we also explore a series of brand failures and lessons learned to help you avoid common pitfalls in brand management. We articulate the steps to build a more intimate brand as well as share a glimpse on the future where software will play a more important role in brand building. The book outlines a proprietary digital platform that we use to help manage and enable intimacy through collaboration, simulators and real-time tracking of emotions. Business and marketing owners face an increasing difficult task to build brands that rise above the clutter, engage more and grow. Brand Intimacy explains how to better measure, build and manage enduring brands. Brands that are built to inspire as well as profit. Written by experienced marketers and backed by extensive research, Brand Intimacy rewrites the rulebook on how to establish and expand your marketing. The book is equal parts theory, research and practice, the result of 7 year journey and a new marketing paradigm for the modern marketer.

The Customer Experience Book

Author: Alan Pennington
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 9781292148489
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Customer Experience (CE) is becoming seen as a key component of business strategy, yet knowing the practical steps of what to do can be tricky. The Customer Experience Book helps you understand where you are now, what to do, and how to improve for your business. From Customer Journey Mapping to using Big Data, this is the ultimate Customer Experience manual for businesses, whatever the size of your company. Split into two parts, you’ll discover: • Why customer experience is so important in business – and how it applies to you • How to use customer experience tools in your business – step by step guides on how to use CX metrics and how to learn from them Alongside the theory and practical how-to guidance, there will be a range of examples of ‘thinking differently’ about everyday situations to engage the reader. Plus, with case studies from International Companies, readers will discover not only what works well but also the hard lessons they have learned. The Customer Experience Book shows you how to understand, measure and improve customer experience in your business, whatever your level.

The Customer Service Revolution

Author: John R. DiJulius
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781626341302
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

In The Customer Service Revolution, DiJulius points out how numerous companies have made Customer service their biggest competitive advantage, are dominating their industries, and have made price irrelevant. As a result of this Customer service revolution, people are being treated differently, better, and in a way like never before. This is a result of how companies and management are treating their employees and how employees are treating each other and the Customer—which ultimately permeates into people’s personal lives at home and in their communities. Can the way you run your business or treat your Customers have an effect on the world at large? John DiJulius will show you just that! Drawing on years of experience consulting with the top customer service companies around the world and in his role building his first business, John Robert’s Spa, into one of the top 20 salons in the US, DiJulius will show you exactly how to create your very own Customer service revolution and make price irrelevant.

What Great Brands Do

Author: Denise Lee Yohn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118824337
Release Date: 2013-11-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover proven strategies for building powerful, world-class brands It's tempting to believe that brands like Apple, Nike, and Zappos achieved their iconic statuses because of serendipity, an unattainable magic formula, or even the genius of a single visionary leader. However, these companies all adopted specific approaches and principles that transformed their ordinary brands into industry leaders. In other words, great brands can be built—and Denise Lee Yohn knows exactly how to do it. Delivering a fresh perspective, Yohn's What Great Brands Do teaches an innovative brand-as-business strategy that enhances brand identity while boosting profit margins, improving company culture, and creating stronger stakeholder relationships. Drawing from twenty-five years of consulting work with such top brands as Frito-Lay, Sony, Nautica, and Burger King, Yohn explains key principles of her brand-as-business strategy. Reveals the seven key principles that the world's best brands consistently implement Presents case studies that explore the brand building successes and failures of companies of all sizes including IBM, Lululemon, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and other remarkable brands Provides tools and strategies that organizations can start using right away Filled with targeted guidance for CEOs, COOs, entrepreneurs, and other organization leaders, What Great Brands Do is an essential blueprint for launching any brand to meteoric heights.

Customers the day after tomorrow

Author: Steven Van Belleghem
Publisher: Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium
ISBN: 9789401445467
Release Date: 2017-11-29
Genre: Business & Economics

We are now entering the third phase of digitalization: the phase of far-reaching automation and artificial intelligence. This shift will radically change the relationship between companies and their customers. If companies want to remain customer-oriented, they will need to devise a new kind of customer strategy. This book will guide you through the new phase of digitalization and help you to develop the mindset you need to keep your company ahead of the game in The Day After Tomorrow. Only then will you be able to successfully combine the most brilliant digital innovations with the most unique human skills.

The Ad Free Brand

Author: Chris Grams
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780132749015
Release Date: 2011-08-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Today you can build powerful, enduring brands at amazingly low cost — without expensive ad campaigns, huge marketing budgets, self-interested outside agencies, or deep specialized expertise. All you need are passion for your brand, low-cost digital tools, and The Ad-Free Brand.Drawing on his experience helping build Red Hat’s billion-dollar global brand, Chris Grams integrates classic brand positioning concepts with 21st century digital strategies, tools, and practices. Grams presents great new ways to collaboratively uncover, communicate, and evolve your ideal brand position, embed it in organizational culture, and work with your brand community to make it come to life. This step-by-step guide will lead you through the entire brand positioning process, while providing all you need to build a winning brand on a tight budget!

Fit for Growth

Author: Couto
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119268536
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Business & Economics

A practical approach to business transformation Fit for Growth* is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change. Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to: Achieve growth while reducing costs Manage transformation and transition productively Create lasting competitive advantage Deliver reliable, high-value performance Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right. *Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& Inc. in the United States