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  1. We hear companies throwing around common phrases like, ‘Customer centricity is at the heart of our organisation’ and ‘We’re very much in tune with the needs of our customers’. Not surprisingly, seeing as how according to a study carried out by Bain and company, 80% of organisations they surveyed believed that they were providing a superior customer experience to their customers. Meanwhile, just 8% of their customers shared this opinion. Only eight percent! This is a huge disconnect and gap in perception, one that is commonly referred to as the customer experience gap.
    https://mopinion.com/what-is-the-customer-experience-gap/
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  2. A question we often hear people in the CX community ask is: “Why is my Voice of the Customer programme not going to plan?” Now, to be honest, this question is a tough one to crack. Part of the problem is defining what ‘not going to plan’ looks like. Is the programme not achieving your goals? Is it not getting the business benefits you expected? Has an in the first place?

    While we can’t explore each and every detail in this blog post, there are some common pitfall that we want to share. These are the main mistakes that we’ve seen brands make time and again which have thrown their VoC programme off-course.
    https://ravingcontent.rantandrave.com/why-your-voice-of-the-customer-programme-isnt-going-to-plan/
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  3. It’s the age of the customer and the world’s biggest brands are duking it out every day for a greater share of our hearts, minds, and wallets. Customers hold more decision power than ever in an era where information about any company’s products and services is just a mobile search away.

    Where does the Voice of the Customer (VoC) land in the priorities for your company’s overall strategy? Forrester’s Customer Experience Council 2017 member survey shows that 79% of all respondents believe that measuring customer experience is a top priority.
    https://www.peoplemetrics.com/blog/12-reasons-to-invest-more-in-customer-experience/
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  4. In the past 5 years we've seen a real shift in customer expectations, not only are they demanding exceptional experiences but they're also not completing surveys. These trends have continued to intensify, leaving brands with low levels of engagement and poor response rates. If you struggle to engage your customers then you'll never be able to run a Voice of the Customer programme that provides real value. Additionally, we need to ensure that we're capture meaningful feedback, helping you to drive your business forward using customer insight.

    But let's start with the most common problem, customers aren't completing your surveys, so what can you do about it?

    Firstly, it's comforting to know that you're not alone, we encounter brands and businesses that have this very problem, making it a real struggle to capture the true Voice of the Customer. Instead of a survey led approach, we encourage businesses to ask only one open-ended question (and capture a score alongside this) at relevant parts of the customer journey and immediately after service delivery. This approach leads to response rates of between 35-50% (compared with 2-5% for traditional surveys - and this doesn't even take into account drop out rates), as well as much richer insight, as we are getting the views of customers in their own words.

    If you imagine the entire customer journey, and then pick up on the key touch points and ask for feedback at them, you're still able to build up the same intelligence you would get with a survey at the end of the journey. However, this way makes the questions much more relevant to the customer and the insight is more valid because it's captured in the moment.
    https://ravingcontent.rantandrave.com/our-guide-how-to-build-a-successful-voice-of-the-customer-programme/
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  5. It's not about how long you’ve been in business; it’s about how you conduct business. Some of the best-known brands have fallen by the wayside because they’ve not kept pace with modern customer needs - they don’t understand the traits and characteristics that define what customers now want.

    We’ve seen a real change in customer expectation. In almost every industry, new brands have emerged as challengers purely on the strength of successful VoC programmes. Their approach has resonated with an audience of customers who are fed up with how they are treated and expect an exceptional experience, we know that the successful companies of today have earned their position because of the quality and consistency of their VoC programmes.

    It’s not enough to simply conduct a VoC programme. Brands have to cultivate a genuine, heartfelt approach that allows everyone in the organisation to listen and react to customer needs. So without delay, lets explore the key traits that make a VoC programme successful:
    https://ravingcontent.rantandrave.com/key-traits-of-successful-voice-of-the-customer-programmes/
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  6. A relentless focus on the customer is not just an important strategy, it is mission-critical for companies to survive in today's retail climate. When it comes to delivering the best customer experience, it is what is on the inside that counts: the retailer's people and its company culture. So, how is a customer-centric company culture built? Experts agree that a customer-driven culture results organically when employees individually and collectively prioritize customer needs above all else. Ultimately, being customer-centric requires a work environment where employees fully embrace the core values of empathy and servant leadership.

    Recently, McKinsey & Co. studied the relationship between customer centricity and revenue growth. They concluded customer impact — the empathy to recognize and act upon the needs of customers — led all leadership competencies. Not only that, but the degree of customer impact also correlated with respondent company revenue growth. While the customer may not always be right, they are certainly always valued in high performing organizations.
    https://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/blogs/how-to-deliver-a-customer-experience-that-is-second-to-none/
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  7. With rising customer expectations, the need to deliver an exceptional customer experience (CX) is at an all-time high. And frankly, the best way to achieve this superior level of CX is to visualise it – which is often done using a process called customer journey mapping. A customer journey map essentially tells the story of the customer’s experience – which starts at the initial point of contact all the way through to a long-term relationship – giving us critical information about key interactions along the way. For this process to be a successful one and because it can be quite complex, many business seek the assistance of customer journey mapping tools.
    https://mopinion.com/top-20-customer-journey-mapping-tools-an-overview/
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  8. There is no questioning it; we are living in the age of the customer. Superior Customer Experience Management in 2019 is widely recognized as one of the most important and defining competitive advantages.

    With the amplitude of information and options at their fingertips, customers now hold most of the power. This is why the Customer Experience (CX) has become a top attribute on which brands compete, and the need to conduct a Voice of the Customer (VoC) program has never been greater.
    https://www.iperceptions.com/blog/full-service-voice-of-the-customer-program/
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  9. Does Customer Experience matter more for B2C companies (business to consumer) or B2B (business to business)? The answer is they both matter equally. The reason is because people buy from people. B2B buyers are behaving like consumers more than ever before. Though CX methodologies differ, the principles and best practices are similar and it’s important to apply them to B2B and to B2C.
    http://customerthink.com/b2b-versus-b2c-which-matters-more-for-cx/
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  10. Great customer experience in today’s business landscape begins with understanding what customers expect and demand from interactions with your brand. Taking a customer-centric mindset to CX means first listening to what customers have to say and then acting on their preferences and aversions. The voice of the customer (or VOC) consists of three distinct types of customer feedback: direct, inferred, and third-party.
    https://www.zappix.com/blog/how-the-voice-of-the-customer-can-transform-cx/
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