2020/21 will remain memorable for the disruption caused by COVID-19 and most probably Brexit.
Contact centres have already been tested in terms of a frenzied pivot to homeworking and coping with significant fluctuations in customer demand. Digital first agendas have moved into the fast lane. Self-service and proactive customer engagement are being scaled to protect the limited availability of live assistance. And mental health is a trending concern for many, whether as a customer or employee.
If there is one overriding lesson from the pandemic it is that risk management matters. Especially concerning unforeseen threats. A striking comment from our CX Realities Report, which polled organisation reaction to the pandemic, perfectly captured this business continuity challenge.
As part of BCP planning we’ve planned for fire flood, office closure etc – we’d never planned for restriction of movement (I think like lots of people)
– big learning in terms of restriction of people.
The consequences of being unprepared are clear to see. It has been a Darwinian year. Even the fittest organisations are needing extraordinary resilience to keep pace with
the knock-on effects of a global shift in the pattern of daily life. Customer service bears the brunt of how customers are reacting to it.
Highlights of the White Paper:
- Type of Brexit
- The Mood of the Nation
- Developing A Brexit Service Strategy
- No Deal Brexit Scenarios (Food & Water Shortages, Healthcare, Visiting The EU, New Rules and Standards)
- Does Brexit Mean CXit?
Blog: What is a customer experience strategy?
A customer experience strategy is vital to help businesses navigate both the good times and the bad. It’s your plan of action to help you focus on your priorities and deal with issues when they arise. Find out everything you need to know about customer experience strategy.
Case Study: loveholidays uses Twilio Flex to Improve Agent Productivity by 20%
For over four months, travel agencies like loveholidays have been forced to refocus their customer service agents from bookings onto cancellations.
Blog: How psychological safety (and Aristotle) can help you beat the competition
CX Educator Sandra Thompson talks psychological safety and how it could help your teams operate on a whole new level.
Blog: Walking in your employees’ shoes (at 35,000 feet)
Senior CX leader Kate Thornton shares her experiences of working on the ‘front line’ and the benefits of properly involving your staff when innovating and problem-solving.
Blog: What makes a great customer experience?
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Case Study: How BGL Group extended self-service capabilities to phone with AI
DVELP’s call-centre AI solution helped BGL Group to better understand customer intentions and provide self-service through the voice channel
Blog: Service design: breaking the rules of customer contact centres
Mark Adams, Member Services Director at Pure Planet, discusses how service design contributes to the experience you want to deliver to your teams, customers and members.
Podcast: Season 2: The CX Chat with Matt and Simon
A weekly podcast on all things Customer Experience (CX).
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In our season finale, Aileen Allkins, CEO and Founder of Aileen Allkins Consultancy (AAC) joins the pod booth to discuss whether the Customer Service Industry is on the precipice of a paradigm shift in the way they operate or whether businesses will go back to the way they were
Podcast: Has the pandemic changed the Contact Centre industry forever?
The BGL Group shifted its entire customer service team to a remote working model in just 10 days, an extraordinary feat of agile and innovative thinking. In this podcast, Lisa Steele joins the pod booth to discuss how the team managed to mobilise so quickly, what were the lessons learnt and how they adapted to ever changing customer expectations.
Podcast: How to make every leader in your company a CCO and how to drive growth with service excellence
In this week's episode, Martin Schilling joins Matt and Simon in the pod booth to discuss the importance for every leader to become a Chief Customer Officer and best practices on how to drive growth with service excellence.