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Customer Experience Management Rebooted

Are you an Experience brand or an Efficiency brand?

Authors: Walden, Steven

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  • Extremely practical approach to a very hard topic – measuring subjective and qualitative data
  • CEM is not delivering as expected – this shows why and how to fix it
  • Author has spent years as a practitioner doing this stuff every day.
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Steven Walden is currently Director of Customer Experience at TeleTech Consulting, a world-leading customer experience firm comprising leading brands inpeople, analytics, loyalty and technology. His role involves directing CX engagements, building IP, developing CX partnerships and delivering thought-leadership through the network: CX in Action. He was Director of Customer Experience at Ericsson and spent 8 years as Head of Consulting and Research at now USAboutique customer experience agency, beyond philosophy.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-94905-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-94904-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95672-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Customer Experience Management Rebooted
Book Subtitle
Are you an Experience brand or an Efficiency brand?
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94905-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94905-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94904-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95672-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 260
Number of Illustrations
24 illustrations in colour
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