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Customer Insight & Understanding B2B and B2C Customer Insight & Understanding B2B and B2C Voice-of-the-Customer Action Plans Focusing on Leading Indicators Lynn Hunsaker ClearAction CX Tool
Overview What is customers’ ROI on time they’ve invested in your customer surveys? – The company’s ROI is also not maximized unless customers’ well-being becomes improved as a result of providing their input Getting to the root cause of customers’ perceptions is essential – The goal is to systemically resolve the company’s weaknesses – Ultimately, prevention of recurrence is needed: reduce costs, grow fans – Root cause analysis may also reveal differentiation opportunities Action plans that eradicate root causes will improve customer perceptions – Track the progress of your action plan to predict customer rating progress Your action plan progress metric is a leading indicator of customers’ views – A leading indicator tracks what your stakeholders have not yet been exposed to, so you can manage its progress (e.g. in-process metrics) – A lagging indicator tracks what your stakeholders have already been exposed to (e.g. their perceptions, revenue, market share, etc.)
The Customer Experience Improvement Model Customer perceptions exist (perceptions have already happened, so they’re “lagging” indicators) – We capture customer inputs to understand customer perceptions Customer feedback may be quantitative and/or qualitative (feedback reflects what already happened, so it’s a “lagging” indicator) – We create action plans to address customer feedback Action plan metrics track our progress in addressing root issues of feedback (we see action plan results before stakeholders, so they’re “leading” indicators ) – We communicate progress to customers to reset their perceptions
Template for Focusing on Leading Indicators Customize this chart for your organization, using instructions on next pages
What Are the Key Drivers of Customer Experience? Assign a Team for Each Key Driver 1.After analyzing customer feedback and prioritizing low-performing key drivers of superior customer experience, organize cross-functional teams within and/or across business units: Invite team members who are familiar with the key driver in question. Allow each team to focus on a single customer pain point.
Why Should You Improve This Key Driver? Identify the Business Context of This Key Driver 2. Specify the business impact/trend of this customer pain point – how is it affecting: Consistent delivery of your brand promise. Your ability to reach your customer experience goals. Customer loyalty, satisfaction, word-of-mouth and/or referrals. Revenue, market share, share of wallet and/or profit. (Customize to your situation; fill this in prior to workshop, if possible.)
What Are the Trends for This Key Driver? Provide the Customer Perception Context of This Key Driver 3. Note customer data trends for this pain point (customize to your situation): Year-to-year ratings, or volume of complaints, inquiries, cases. Comparisons to competitor performance and/or customer expectations. (Fill this in prior to workshop, if possible.)
Identify What’s Causing the Symptoms Identify Root Causes 3) Allow time in the workshop for the team to study customer comments, and to summarize the key areas of customer pain. 4) Drill down to the root cause(s) of the customer pain. Ask “why is that happening?” 5 times until you have reached the root cause(s). 5) Create a problem statement from the customer’s viewpoint, including the root cause which may not be visible to the customer.
Map an Action Plan to the Root Causes 6) Develop an action plan, specifying for each action step: Estimated impact of that step in resolving the customer’s problem. An individual who is responsible for completion of the step. A specific date for completion of the step. How Can You Resolve the Root Causes?
Monitor Your Action Plan’s Progress 7) Define a metric that is a good indicator of action plan progress: Measurable on a frequent basis. Actionable by the cross-functional team. Visible to the team prior to customers’ visibility of its consequences. Identify Your Leading Indicator
Implement Your Action Plan 8) Review the team’s work with an executive who can provide ongoing guidance and resources to the team. Make adjustments per the executive’s guidance. Obtain the executive’s signature indicating support. 9) Add the action plan progress review as a standing agenda item of an existing forum. 10) Plan an effective way of informing customers of action plan progress. 11) Share lessons learned, as appropriate, company-wide. Reap the Benefits of Your Action Plan
Tips & Lessons Learned You can use this tool to engage every business unit, sales office and functional area across your company – Provide them with their own “cut” of the customer feedback data – Schedule workshops to occur right after customer feedback is received – Choose 2-3 key drivers for each BU, office, or function to work on – Present customer feedback formally at the beginning of workshop to align everyone in common interpretation – Allow sufficient time for each step, especially reading customer comments, distilling them to key themes, drilling down to root causes Make sure the action plan maps directly to the root causes – Your “leading indicator” will not be accurately predictive otherwise – Dissatisfaction will recur if root issues are not resolved The workshop template is organized around the Customer Experience Improvement Model – Transfer the workshop template content to a single-page strategy format that’s makes it easy for executive sponsors and team members to remove roadblocks and celebrate successes
13 C USTOMER C OMMENTS : Renewals occur during busy season Renewal notice sent to former empl. Unsure what renewal consists of C USTOMER -O RIENTED P ROBLEM S TATEMENT : Renewal process can be easier for customers to understand and do. R OOT C AUSES : Timing trigger isn’t tied to seasons Database isn’t updated real-time Assume they know renewal details A CTION P LAN TO C ORRECT /E LIMINATE R OOT C AUSES 1) Schedule renewals for pre-season Eva S. 10/10/12 2) Link renewal db to sales contact db Alan T. 10/31/12 3) Create renewal kit: what’s new + why Zhang G. 11/15/12 4) Pulsed messaging 3 months prior Ken A. 11/30/12 5) Call customers who didn’t click through Morgan H. 1/31/13 C USTOMER -O RIENTED KPI = L EADING I NDICATOR (I NTERNAL METRIC OF ACTION PLAN PROGRESS ) Messaging Click-Throughs: 100% Goal C RITICAL P ERFORMANCE F ACTOR (K EY D RIVER ): Renewal Process Customer Experience Action Plan Workshop B USINESS T RENDS _____ % T OP % B OTTOM FY11 FY12 #2 # Priority Ranking 28% 26%34% 38% Satisfaction 72% 67% -- --Renewal Rates Approved: _______________________ EXAMPLE #1
Root Cause Metric: % Click-Throughs C USTOMER -F OCUSED P ROBLEM S TATEMENT : Renewal process can be easier for customers to understand and do. A CTION P LAN A CTION O WNER A CTION D EADLINE G OAL I MPACT R OOT C AUSE G OAL : 100% click-through of pre-renewal message G OAL O WNER : George P. Customer Experience Action Plan Progress Report R OOT C AUSE S TATEMENT : Trigger isn’t tied to seasons Database isn’t updated real-time Assume they know renewal details 1) Schedule renewals for pre-season Eva S. 10/10/1230% 2) Link renewal db to sales contact db Alan T. 10/31/1230% 3) Create renewal kit: what’s new + why Zhang G. 11/15/1210% 4) Pulsed messaging 3 months prior Ken A. 11/30/1210% 5) Call customers who didn’t click throughMorgan H. 1/31/1320% EXAMPLE #1
15 C USTOMER C OMMENTS : Can’t recall how to conduct a search Not sure my research is good I might have missed key info I might not have right answer C USTOMER -O RIENTED P ROBLEM S TATEMENT : Casual Users need a simplified product that fosters confidence in outputs. R OOT C AUSES : Interface customization non-intuitive Learning aids geared to high usage Menus designed for high usage A CTION P LAN TO C ORRECT /E LIMINATE R OOT C AUSES 1) Streamline interface customization steps Eli K. 11/31/12 2) Create Casual User learning aids Sam V. 12/10/12 3) Roll-out customization/learning aids Jackie O. 1/25/13 4) Design dual menu into next release Otto L. 5/31/13 5) Evaluate profitability of a LITE version Jamie B. 5/31/13 C USTOMER -O RIENTED KPI = L EADING I NDICATOR (I NTERNAL METRIC OF ACTION PLAN PROGRESS ) Roll-out to Casual Users: 100% Goal C RITICAL P ERFORMANCE F ACTOR (K EY D RIVER ): Product Usage by Casual (Infrequent) Users Customer Experience Action Plan Workshop B USINESS T RENDS _____ % T OP % B OTTOM FY11 FY Competitive Rating 12% 15%41% 42% Satisfaction $32M $27M -- --Casual User Revenue Approved: _______________________ EXAMPLE #2
Root Cause Metric: % Casual User Roll-out C USTOMER -F OCUSED P ROBLEM S TATEMENT : Casual Users need a simplified product that fosters confidence in outputs. A CTION P LAN A CTION O WNER A CTION D EADLINE G OAL I MPACT R OOT C AUSE G OAL : 100% roll-out to Casual Users G OAL O WNER : Julie Z. Customer Experience Action Plan Progress Report R OOT C AUSE S TATEMENT : Interface customization non-intuitive Learning aids geared to high usage Menus designed for high usage 1) Streamline interface customization stepsEli K. 11/31/1240% 2) Create Casual User learning aids Sam V. 12/10/1230% 3) Roll-out customization/learning aids Jackie O. 1/25/1330% 4) Design dual menu into next release Otto L. 5/31/13 5) Evaluate profitability of a LITE version Jamie B. 5/31/13 EXAMPLE #2