Se nel customer service dici “no problem” nascondi un problema.

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AICEX: capita spesso che quando un cliente ringrazia una persona del customer service dopo un suo intervento risolutivo si senta rispondere “nessun problema”. Ma è proprio quando ti chiedono di non pensare ad un orso bianco che cominci a pensarci. In maniera analoga, di quella interazione con il customer service, al cliente potrebbe rimanere in mente solo un problema.

There’s a two-word phrase that tends to drive customer service experts, trainers, speakers, and thought leaders crazy, myself included. The phrase is “no problem”:

Customer: ‘Thank you.’
Customer service employee: ‘No problem.’
Customer service expert/trainer/thought leader: ‘ARGGH–you’re making my head explode!’

So what makes “no problem” such a problem–if, in fact, it is one? My opinion is that the literal meaning of “no problem” poses a risk that customers will wonder whether they are causing problems at your establishment, and whether they’ll be causing even bigger problems if they are brash enough to make yet another request after the one you just no-problemed.
In other words, you can’t ask people to not think about a pink elephant without making them picture such an elephant immediately. The “no” in the phrase “no problem” has zero evocative power. The “problem” has plenty. Continua a leggere “Se nel customer service dici “no problem” nascondi un problema.”

McKinsey: come sviluppare la visione della customer experience

AICEX: In questo articolo si evidenziano due temi chiave per avere successo nelle iniziative di customer experience, individuare e gestire ciò che i clienti vogliono davvero (anche se talvolta non lo sanno con precisione), e coinvolgere i dipendenti, soprattutto quelli che con i clienti interagiscono direttamente. Nulla di nuovo sotto al sole, ma allora perché è così difficile avere davvero successo?

A successful customer experience strategy starts with an aspiration centered on what matters to customers and empowering frontline workers to deliver.

Almost every successful company recognizes that it is in the customer-experience business. Organizations committed to this principle are as diverse as the online retail giant Amazon; The Walt Disney Company, from its earliest days operating in a small California studio; and the US Air Force, which uses an exotic B2B-like interface to provide close air support for ground troops under fire. Conversely, companies that are not attuned to a customer-driven marketplace are remarkably easy to spot. Consider the traditional US taxi industry, which is facing significant new competition from the likes of Lyft and Uber. Customer-service standouts clearly understand that this is central to their success as businesses.

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3 cose da capire prima di personalizzare

AICEX: Si fa presto a dire personalizzazione, ma alcune regole vanno seguite. La personalizzazione è strategia, non tattica. E’ necessaria un’adeguata gestione dei dati. Dobbiamo considerare il contesto nel quale opera il cliente. Un interessante articolo pubblicato da Econsultancy.

When we talk about personalisation we envisage delivering tailored, relevant communications to the right customer at the right time to provide a richer experience. In reality, many companies are still some way off from delivering on this.

The challenge for companies is that consumers have come to expect a more personalised experience from the companies they engage with. Brands such as Amazon, Netflix and Spotify, in particular, have raised the bar by delivering personalised experiences and recommendations to their customers, increasing customer expectations and putting pressure on other companies to do the same.

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