Customer Misbehavior in the Collaborative Economy: Is It Contagious or Not?

When you as a customer enter a car from a car sharing company and it is dirty and trashed, are you more likely to add your trash or clear it up? A team of European researchers investigated whether customers adapt their behavior in the context of a car sharing service. In this video, they share …

The Moment of Truth: A Co-creation Perspective

The term “moment of truth” (MOT) is not new to me and I was happy to learn it was an integral part of the customer-experience community vocabulary.  As I have visited with many in the community, I’ve discovered there are various definitions for MOTs in relation to the customer journey. It is generally agreed that …

Complain Like a Pro: 5 Tips for Effective Communication With Customer Service

By Mary Murcott The results of 2015 Customer Rage Study show that consumers are increasingly dissatisfied with customer service in spite of the investments companies are making to improve customer satisfaction. Over 60% of the consumers interviewed for the study felt that they got “nothing” in response to their complaints about a problem with a …

Co-creating the Arab Spring

On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire as a protest against the autocratic regimes in his Arab country. Bouazizi’s act was captured on film and quickly spread throughout the world. The images and film clips of Bouazizi triggered protests and demonstrations against regimes in other Arab countries. Bouazizi …

SERVICE EXPEDITION: Exploring Services from the Customer’s Point of View

JOIN US ON A SERVICE EXPEDITION: Exploring Services from the Customer’s Point of View on January 15th, 2016! We invite you to experience a set of integrated service design frameworks that, when used together, are a powerful tool for creating and sustaining customer experience that is aligned with your organization’s brand and customer experience strategy 1. Service …

What You Need to Know about the Impact of Service Crises

In sum, companies should focus on a stable (and good) service performance level. Such performance level has the best outcomes for customers’ service assessment, and takes much less effort compared to constant adjustments needed in response to peaks and troughs in service performance. A good and stable performance, in turn, is a strong argument for companies in their communication to customers, as it may engender favorable perceptions of the service quality.

A Great Customer Experience Isn’t Something You Can Script

By: John Abraham Several years ago, I met a successful customer service director in a retail bank. She had led the charge to bring customer experience thinking into the bank’s branch operations and call centers, defining how the company’s brand promise should be reflected in customer interactions. In fact, they had developed a specific greeting …

Bridges for Transforming People and Cities

How extraordinary service communities cultivate human flourishing By Christopher P. Blocker and Andrés Barrios Service experiences are so common we often forget when we are “experiencing” them. As a society, we spend quite a bit of time, money, and energy in service settings like healthcare, education, entertainment, food, government, and transportation, to name a few. For …

Transformative Service Research: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Service and Well-being

Interview with Laurel Anderson and Amy Ostrom, Editors of the Special Issue of Journal of Service Research, Transformative Service Research: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Service and Well-being In August of this year Journal Service Research published a highly anticipated special issue on Transformative Service Research, a Multidisciplinary Perspective on Service and Well-being. The entire issue will …