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Are Customers' Own Words Better than a Rating Scale?

I recently developed a methodology that combines both a structured and unstructured measurement approach.The methodology is based on a single open-ended survey question in which respondents are asked to provide one word that best describes the brand of interest. From this one word, you learn two things about your customers: their sentiment and the reasons […]

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Data Science Talent is Key to Analytical Innovators

Companies continually look for ways to outperform their competitors. One way they are trying to get ahead is through the application of analytics on their data. Researchers, for example, have found that top-performing businesses were twice as likely to use analytics to guide future strategies and guide day-to-day operations compared to their low-performing counterparts. Researchers from MIT […]

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One Word Can Speak Volumes About Your Company Culture

Employee surveys are used to help manage the employee relationship. The questions in the employee survey are used to elicit employee responses that will be used to better understand how to improve that relationship. I crafted a new employee survey question that combines the best of both structured and unstructured measurement approaches. This approach provides both qualitative […]

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Four Ways Big Data Can Improve Customer Surveys

Customer surveys remain the primary source of customer feedback for many companies, despite the growth in adoption of other customer feedback sources like social media, call center conversations and emails. Customer surveys typically contain structured questions, asking customers to rate their level of satisfaction with their experience. Two popular customer surveys are relationship and transactional […]

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The Strategic and Tactical Roles of Customer Surveys

Customer experience (CX) improvement efforts rely heavily on the use of customer feedback. While there are many different methods of collecting this feedback, customer surveys remain a popular choice among CX professionals. In this post, I will discuss how senior executives can use relationship and transactional surveys to get the information they need to make better […]

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In a Word: The Customer Sentiment Index

Did you know that CSI can help you understand, in just one word, the health of your customer relationships? No, I don’t mean Crime Scene Investigator, although that might help in some cases. I am writing about the Customer Sentiment Index (CSI), a measure based on a single word that customers use to describe a company. The […]

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Comparing Loyalty Leaders and Laggards Across All CEM Activities.

6 Customer Experience Practices of Loyalty Leaders

In this post, I study what loyalty-leading companies do differently than loyalty-lagging companies in their customer experience management (CEM) efforts. The research helps identify best practices that companies can adopt in their CEM efforts to increase customer loyalty. Customer satisfaction is important for business success. Satisfied customers recommend your brand to their friends, stay with you longer […]

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Development of the Customer Sentiment Index: Reliability, Validity and Usefulness

This is Part 3 of a series on the Development of the Customer Sentiment Index (see introduction, Part 1 and Part 2). The CSI measures the degree to which customers hold positive/negative attitude about your company/brand. The CSI is based on a single survey question that asks customers to use the best word to describe the company/brand. This […]

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