Comment Card Fail: Restaurants

I was listening to the radio this morning and the show hosts were talking about a comment that was left on a comment card. If you’ve ever been to an Outback Steakhouse (locations worldwide), you know it is an Australian themed restaurant, most famous for its bloomin’ onion and other Aussie-Tizers...read more

Cash for Culture: Would You Quit Your Job for $5,000?

Recently, Amazon made headlines for its unorthodox approach to tackling a challenge every company faces. It’s the question haunting senior management and human resources professionals everywhere: How do you find out which employees are bringing your company down and what can you do to stop them?...read more

Overcoming Obstacles [TED Inspired]

I came across this article on LinkedIn, Just Keep Swimming Part 1: Obstacles, about getting over burnout. Scott Hooks was inspired by Diana Nyda's record-breaking swim from Cuba to Flordia. Unlike Soctt, I'm not an entrepreuner. I don't run a startup. But I do understand that burnout feeling at the...read more

Top 15 Blog Posts of 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! There are so many great blogs that we’ve posted over the past 12 months, that I wanted to keep up with tradition and give all of our readers a recap of the most popular blog posts of 2013! Enjoy! Samples at Random Sometimes being random is exactly what your...read more

Webinar Q & A: The Value of Employee Engagement on Customer Metrics

On Thursday, we sponsored an eWorkshop about the value of employee engagement on customer metrics with Demand Metric. We had great quetsions come in that we unfortunately did not have enough time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the eWorkshop or would like to watch it again, the...read more

3 Types of Employees & 4 Ways To Curb the Not-Engaged and Actively Disengaged Problem

Employee engagement (or lack thereof) has been a popular topic of conversation recently, as this issue is not something companies can afford to take lightly when 70% of Americans don’t show up to work committed to delivering their best performance, according to Gallup. I’ve wrote about the poor...read more

Forget About Customer Delight

Forget Customer Delight, Jeff Haden says in a recent Inc. article, Focus on Customer Relief. At first I was thinking, um, isn't that basically the same thing? Then Jeff told his story around how his bike broke the day before a big race he'd been training for. The bike shop just wasn't able to...read more

The Customer Conversation: Setting the Stage for Effective Engagement

Increasingly, there is a lot of talk by experts about the need to collaborate with employees and customers; to have a conversation that leads to mutual benefit.  And these stakeholders want to talk, make no mistake about it. What they don't want to do, however, is to answer long lists of questions...read more

When Twitter Customer Support Goes Too Far

This last weekend I was moving the final things from the house we're selling into a storage unit. We rented a van to help us move so we didn't have to make a ton of trips back and forth. When picking up the van, the woman behind the counter was extremely rude to the person in front of us. It came...read more

Who's Responsible for Employee Engagement and Satisfaction?

Over the last few months, we've seen a trend. An increase in the number of organizations who are looking to measure employee satisfaction and engagement levels. While I've always believed employee satisfaction is the key to the ultimate customer experience goal of delighting the customer, it seems...read more
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