Universal Credit: customer experience without compassion

BBC Radio 4’s ‘Money Box’ isn’t often where you go for a scoop with political ramifications but today’s announcement by the programme that families on Universal Credit will miss out on payments over the festive period adds some excitement to what’s often a ‘worthy but dull’ feature in the Saturday schedule. Leaving aside the politics … Continue reading Universal Credit: customer experience without compassion

Ryanair has a customer-centric approach, but it’s not what you think

I recently co-wrote a report on customer-centric strategy for NextTen – more on that later – that included Ryanair as a (positive) case study. The recent problems with pilot scheduling might cause me to make a hasty edit – but I think not: Ryanair is thoroughly customer-focused, but their low-cost approach illustrates the challenges of maintaining … Continue reading Ryanair has a customer-centric approach, but it’s not what you think

Towels and farewells

Towel Day has passed me by in the last few years (actually it's passed me by since its inception) but I noticed it last week and as it reminded of a towel-related customer experience I'd intended to write something and shamelessly exploit the hashtag for a link or two. In the end a mild virus … Continue reading Towels and farewells

My week in CX #9

In  a week in which my customer experiences revolve around eating, I give some feedback, find out how much my advice is worth, eat far too much pizza and receive more communication from the mysterious Amy Ingram... Expectation Gap Through a combination of laziness and the fact that I get a regular stream of email … Continue reading My week in CX #9

My week in CX #8

Delays to last week's customer experience owing to some pressing client work means that I'm casting my mind back to about a fortnight ago... if only I had some memory enhancement to help me... more on that later. It was a week in which tech matters seemed to come to the fore, particularly in the … Continue reading My week in CX #8

My week in CX #5

In a week of customer experience lunches I re-discover that it pays to complain, get creative online and wish more people were like the #timetunneltrain driver. Whole lotta lunch Fay Maschler, restaurant critic of the Evening Standard publishes a diary of what we might call her meets and eats alongside her weekly review. Mine lunch … Continue reading My week in CX #5