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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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Can your organisation play the Digital Transformation game?

Ultimately for Digital Transformation to be successful within your organisation you must firstly have the capability to develop a good strategy and, secondly, have the skills to execute it. With Harvard Business School quoting only 8% of business leaders are ‘very effective’ at strategy development and execution together (and 63% rated as either neutral or […]

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Developing a Customer Driven Business: Core concepts and practical steps

At a recent Comotion Breakfast Briefing, Stephen Ingledew, who until recently was the Managing Director, Customers and Marketing at Standard Life, presented ‘Five key steps in developing a customer driven business’ based on his many years of experience and lessons with established financial services businesses. Most recently this was with Standard Life, where he led the transformation of the marketing […]

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Finance and HR in an Agile age

I have been involved in a number of Agile transformations across multiple large organisations.  In every case I’ve seen that when adopting Agile across an enterprise, it is vitally important to make sure that you get Corporate Services, particularly Finance and HR, on board from the start.  If you don’t, tension and reasons to resist change […]

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The Talecco CCO report 2017

Comotion’s sister company Talecco conducted in depth research into the current state of the market for CCOs. This report gives the results. Download Report It covers: What creates the need for a CCO? Customer focus and customer-led leadership are increasingly hot topics and indicators of commercial success To become customer-led requires a shift in the DNA of a […]

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Promises, Promises

Branding, marketing & sales are all about the promises you make but customer experience is about the promises you keep. The way a company reflects its culture is in their value proposition. In the past marketing could make a lot of claims some of which really didn’t hold water. But now in a world of […]