Jim Tincher

Journey mapping is still happening in silos.

This is ironic. Journey mapping is a fantastic tool to break down silos by creating a shared view of the customer experience. Except when it isn’t. All too often, companies focus on small teams to move quickly. “Too many cooks spoil the broth,” they ar...

Journey mapping tools don’t address the most critical challenges.

There are a ton of journey mapping tools out there. I’m most familiar with Touchpoint Dashboard, but I’ve had demos from many others. They all excel at certain components of journey mapping, but they don’t (and probably can’t) address some of the large...

Too many see journey mapping as an employee workshop.

What is journey mapping? That may seem like a strange question from a blogger whose title is “Mapper-In-Chief,” but there’s so much confusion on the topic that it’s a question that needs to be asked. This confusion is fueled by vendors who offer “journ...

We still have challenges navigating trade-offs when deciding what to map.

Most journey mapping projects fail to drive change. That’s what we discovered when we surveyed practitioners who have conducted such projects (learn more about this survey in our white paper, “Driving Change Through Journey Maps”). One leading success ...

Journey mapping has become a must-have approach to customer experience

Before it became a business five years ago, Heart of the Customer was a blog I started when I was leading CX at a Fortune 100 company. Along the way I learned about journey mapping, and created the post Customer Journey Map – the Top 10 Requirements to...

A Successful B2C Engagement Tactic Applied to B2B

I recently purchased a new phone, so of course, I need a new case. I’ve loved my Carved wooden phone case, so I ordered another, but this time they did something new. When my new case came, it included something special. In addition to sending the...

Brainstorming: Design Thinking vs. Science

This may not seem like a CX-related post, but bear with me a minute. I attended a fabulous CXPA event on CX Day this week. Laurie Englert (full disclosure: she’s a client), the VP of Customer Experience at Legrand’s AV Division, shared how her team us...

Trust: I don’t think Wells Fargo gets it yet

By focusing on the “metrics are bad” message, Wells Fargo misses the point. Yes, they fired thousands of people, but the likelihood that they got rid of all the bad apples is unlikely.

“Now, why exactly do you need to talk to customers?”

I was talking with a prospective customer last week, and walked through our customer journey mapping process – how you first collect companies’ hypothesis and existing data, then go out to their customers, interviewing them in their places of work (the...

CX + EX (Employee Experience) = Great Experiences

Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first. – Simon Simek This quote reflects one of the biggest disconnects in customer experience – focusing only on the customer experience. It makes sense. Heck, that’s our name! Why wouldn...

How do you operationalize “Customers are our #1 priority”?

I recently moved to a new part of town, and the local Wendy’s has “We love customers” on their placard. My dry cleaner has the same message printed on their hangers. Who cares? What is the purpose of such a generic statement? Do other dry cleaners have...

“You’re not elevating human connection unless you’re creating those positive experiences unique to each customer,” an interview with...

Devin Anuzis is Corporate Manager, Customer Experience at Benchmark, the leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast. Serving as the “voice” of the customer program, Devin manages multiple feedback channels and deciphers the feedback fo...

Delight your customers – but only if they want to be delighted

Delight your customers, or make it easy for them? How do we reconcile two popular CX books with opposite conclusions – The Effortless Experience vs. The Power of Moments? Consultancy CEB is the driver behind The Effortless Experience. They conducted th...

What is the point of a journey map?

We held an offsite today. As our team expands, it’s important to connect and learn from each other, and this was one of those rare opportunities. Engagement Lead Kathleen Hoski led us in an exercise to review our past journey maps, discussing and align...

The Top 10 Reasons Customer Journey Mapping Fails

I just came back from hosting the CXPA’s Insight Exchange and talking all things customers. Of course, I tended to hang out in the customer journey mapping sessions. While the practice is maturing, there’s still a lot of room for improvement. In the sp...

B2B Journey Mapping Best Practice: Follow Up

B2B journeys are different from those of consumers. Consumer relationships are often anonymous – how many Coke customers have ever met somebody from the company? As ironic as it sounds, business relationships are much more personal. I’ve never met anyb...

Creating a CX Capability Interview – Part 2

We posted part 1 last week. Here’s part two of Jim’s interview with Intouch Insight: —– In part-one of our interview, Jim – founder of Heart of the Customer and Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) – provides many grea...

Interview: Building a World-Class CX Capability

I recently did an interview with Intouch Insight–see below for Part 1. —– We recently sat down with Jim Tincher, founder of Heart of the Customer and Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), to get his take on the customer experienc...

Journey Mapping Best Practices

The Twin Cities Research Group (TCRG) asked Jean Fasching and me to present on Journey Mapping Best Practices. Jean is a HoC engagement lead with a strong research background, perfect for this audience. The agenda: Who we are Why journey mapp...

Your Quest for Survey Data May Be Hurting Your Company

One thing we CX-ers have in common: we love our metrics. Go to any CX conference, and the room that’s filled to overflowing is probably talking about metrics. Metrics are comfortable for us. Whether we’re talking Net Promoter Score, Customer Effort Sco...

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