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Agile or fragile? How to develop a new operating model

Designing and implementing a new operating model is one of the biggest challenges an organisation can undertake, and increasing pressures and strategic priorities mean that results need to be achieved in a shorter and shorter timescale. Do the agile approaches that have arisen over the last few years – mainly in the development of digital […]

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Myth-busters: The fashion retailer and the snow tire

As part of our series of myth-busters about exceptional customers experiences (both good and bad), we are asking customer experts from around the world to talk about things that stood out for them. In this instalment, Lenny Heymann, Director at UBM talks about the fashion retailer and the snow tire. Ever heard the one about […]

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Why Silos Damage Customer Experiences

Silos may be a great way to store grain, but can cause problems when silo mentality runs unchecked in a company.   Silos are not necessarily a bad thing; they often foster expertise in different areas and promote a sense of individuality, accountability and responsibility, as well as ensuring focus around specific business deliverables. These […]

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Forget structure – organise around the customer!

As a statement of intent, creating a Chief Customer Officer, Head of Customer Experience or similar role, helps organisations to switch from their traditional product/service orientation to one focused on customer value. But what organisational structure should go with the new role? A ‘full-fat’ CCO with a department of customer evangelists, or a more agile […]

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Annette Höher-Bäuerle on what it takes to keep a promise

A year and a half ago, we made a promise to our customers. Usually, in case our customers are not happy when they arrive in their hotel, they tend to tell us only after their holiday. This makes it quite difficult to help them while they’re on holiday and provide them with the best time […]

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An interview with Rob Millar at Verdict Financial

Written by Daoud Fakhri. The original article can be found here In October 2016 we spoke to Rob Millar, managing director of Comotion Consulting, about his work setting up an “innovation engine” at a major UK retail bank to help drive transformation and change at the bank. What is an innovation engine, and how has this helped the bank […]