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Five Steps to Get Started With Voice of Customer Ops

By Mary Cleary on Nov 11, 2020 6:07:48 AM

Too often, when organizations think about getting started with a traditional Voice of Customer program, things generally go one of two ways: 

Topics: Customer Support Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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Why Support Conversations Aren't Created Equal

By Mary Cleary on Sep 29, 2020 7:30:00 PM

Topics: Customer Support Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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20 Reasons to Prioritize Voice of Customer Ops

By Mary Cleary on Sep 22, 2020 6:21:09 PM

You’d be hard pressed to find an executive at any company billing itself as customer-centric who will say that listening to the customer voice isn’t important. So it’s quite possible that a Voice of Customer initiative has been on your radar for some time, but it’s also quite possible that your version still exists as a quarterly survey program, or maybe as an aspirational bullet point in an internal strategy deck. Unfortunately, VoC initiatives have long been easy to cast aside in favor of priorities perceived as lower effort and higher impact. But VoC has come a long way — it’s never been more important to have a sound strategy in place, nor has it ever been more achievable to drive and measure positive outcomes for your customers and your organization. Best-in-class CX organizations are trading old-school VoC programs for VoC Ops, a new-action-oriented approach that applies a deep understanding of your holistic customer voice to daily, weekly and long-term decisions that measurably improve CX. 

Topics: Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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Five Core Components of Voice of Customer Ops

By Mary Cleary on Sep 21, 2020 1:56:00 PM

Traditional Voice of Customer approaches fall short of measurable impact because they often rely on data that is siloed, one-dimensional and stale. Poor CX data management results in an inaccurate and illegible portrayal of the customer voice, and uncertainty about how to improve CX. According to Forrester, 77% of companies say that they don’t model the drivers of CX quality regularly, leaving them in the dark about what matters most to their customers. 

Topics: Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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The Pitfalls of Traditional Voice of Customer Programs

By Mary Cleary on Aug 12, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Used correctly, Voice of Customer is one of the most impactful ways you can improve your company's customer experience. According to a recent HBR Salesforce report, companies agree that customer-sourced "data has a clear role to play in developing a superior customer experience." Yet only 23% actually act on the customer feedback they receive. 

Topics: Customer Experience Voice of Customer
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Redefining Voice of Customer in 2020

By Mary Cleary on Jun 30, 2020 2:37:30 PM

Topics: Voice of Customer
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Data-Driven Customer Success: a recap

By Mary Cleary on Oct 10, 2018 11:45:00 AM


credit: Steph Bell

We’re excited to have hosted a productive event with the Customer Success community at Work-Bench last week, where we discussed the role of data in customer success with a line-up of all-star panelists.

Topics: Customer Success Events