See the averages across different industries? Pretty sad, especially beyond the first two industries listed.
Now look at the range of scores. A few industries include companies that reach a ‘strong’ customer experience rating (no one achieves ‘very strong’ customer experience rating), but boy can some companies across almost every industry rack up very weak levels of customer experience!
Every company wants to differentiate from its competitors. Some achieve this through cost control, the discipline of operational excellence and passing those saving along to customers. Some through innovation and leading with the next new thing. So why aren’t customer experience ratings higher?
The opportunity to lead in every industry via customer experience seems to be waiting for whomever is really ready to step up.
For all that is written about delighting customers, something is not translating into action. At best, this is the gap between knowing and doing. At worst, this is reflecting choices, when push comes to shove, to prioritize everything but customer experience.
I know you are thinking it’s not you or your company; it’s the other guy and their company.
So why aren’t you stepping up to take the leadership advantage through customer experience?
BestCustomerConnection, by Marc Sokol
- How do you measure customer experience? (customerthink.com)
- How much does your marketing department really show the love?