Obstacles To Customer Experience Success, 2009

I just published a new report called Obstacles To Customer Experience Success, 2009 that examines results from a survey of customer experience decision makers in Q4 2008.  I also published a similar piece of research last year. Here are some of the findings:

  • 89% felt that customer experience as either very important or critical to their firm’s strategy in 2009.
  • 80% said that their executive teams aimed to differentiate their firm’s customer experience.
  • 65% described their approach to customer experience as either disciplined or very disciplined (up from 58% last year).
  • 57% have a senior executive in charge on improving customer experience across products and channels (up from 45% last year).
  • More than half picked lack of budget and lack of cooperation across organizations as major obstacles to their customer experience efforts.
  • What do they expect from a continued recession? 48% expect spending on customer experience to get cut less than in other places, while only 12% expect it to get cut at a higher rate.

The bottom line: Customer experience management won’t get pushed aside by the recession

About Bruce Temkin
I am a customer experience transformist, helping large organizations improve business results by changing how they deal with customers. As part of this focus, I examine strategy, marketing, interaction design, customer service, and leadership practices. I am also a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Simply put, I am passionate about spotting emerging best practices and helping companies master them. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. My “title” is Managing Partner of the Temkin Group, a customer experience research and consulting firm that helps organizations become more customer-centric. Our goal is simple: accelerate the path to delighting customers. I am also the co-founder and chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of CX professionals.

2 Responses to Obstacles To Customer Experience Success, 2009

  1. 89%!!! That is so right! I work for a pre-employment assessment company, and we work with anyone that wants to create a great customer experience.

    http://www.taylorhousley.blogspot.com

  2. Pingback: Hallazgos y reflexiones sobre la experiencia del cliente « El Blog de José Manuel Castro

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