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Hardwire CX To Financial Performance In The Financial Services Sector

Tom Mouhsian 5 hours ago
Business leaders in the financial services (FS) industry are used to tracking success with measures that reflect shareholder, investor and market regulator values like return on equity, net profit, assets under management and capital adequacy ratio. This is the ‘money story’. However, most don’t always know how these important measures are affected by customer experience (CX) and customer engagement, or the ‘customer story’.
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What CX Should Mean For Government Leaders

Chris Gallacher 6 days ago
To succeed in today’s federal government, leaders need to view the world by how their decisions impact the experience of the people and organizations they touch daily. These are your employees, your constituents, and your customers, and their experience is crucial to your ability to achieve mission goals. While customer experience (CX) is on the […]
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Findings From The US CX Index™ 2019

Read key insights about the state of US customer experience.

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PEAK Humans Can Flourish In Our Transformation-Filled Future Of Work

Keith Johnston June 11, 2019
Academics to consultants are prognosticating on the future of work, picking winners and losers, often to the detriment of employees. Forrester’s data shows that job losses will reach 29% by 2030, and the creation of equivalent jobs will total only 13%. Job losses and gains dominate the headlines. Humanity remains at the center. The future-of-work […]
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The US Customer Experience Index, 2019: Some Small Gains, Widespread Stagnation, No Real Leaders

Rick Parrish June 11, 2019
Forrester's US CX Index 2019 results reveal that the overall quality of the US customer experience rose by an anemic 0.4 points, to 70.2.
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Chase Closes Finn: Lessons For Other Digital Banks

Alyson Clarke June 10, 2019
On June 6, JPMorgan Chase announced it would be closing its digital-only bank Finn, a little under a year after it was launched. Digital banking is a tough business, and we’ve seen far more examples of failures than successes over the past two decades. The closure of Finn does bring up some important lessons for […]
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PEAK Human: Help Your Employees Ascend Above Your Organizational Chaos

Samuel Stern June 7, 2019
Before an organization undertakes any transformation, restructuring, or automation initiative, it needs to ask: What do our employees need to become so that they can thrive in an environment with more chaos and uncertainty? That’s because any change initiative creates fear, uncertainty, and doubt amidst your employees. Will I lose my job? Will I still […]
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Why Every Firm Needs A Values Strategy

What It Means June 6, 2019
On this episode of What It Means, Principal Analyst Rick Parrish lays out the case for why brands must craft a thoughtful values strategy — and why shouting values from the rooftops may not be right for your brand.
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Transformational Change Requires New Skills

Empower your employees with Forrester’s learning offerings.

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WWDC: Apple Continues To Up The Ante On Experience With Privacy Leading

Julie Ask June 3, 2019
Apple is leveraging its engineering chops to deliver better CX. Most notably, they’re using privacy as a differentiator. Learn more.
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European Banks Are Redoubling Their Mobile Banking Efforts In 2019 — Just Not All At The Same Speed

Aurelie L'Hostis May 29, 2019
Customers have come to expect easy, effective, and contextually relevant mobile banking experiences. Bolting a shiny new user interface on top of a patchwork of legacy systems won’t cut it anymore.
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The Realities Of Rural 5G Deployment In The US

Glenn O'Donnell May 28, 2019
Early last week, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced his approval of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. This will result in a third megacarrier in the US mobile wireless market, which is a good move for consumers like you and me. I am glad this deal will now […]
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Digital Acceleration Is At A Crossroads — Modernize Everything Or Die

Diego Lo Giudice May 24, 2019
Have you experienced or heard of anything similar to these anecdotes? “Tesla can’t figure out how to manage its glass inventory and replacements” or “I was abroad and had to give Uber my credit card number again!” or “My banking mobile app is not approving my online train ticket that was purchased on the web […]
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Future Healthcare Success Is Rooted In Exceptional CX

Faith Adams May 23, 2019
Healthcare organizations have much to gain from superior CX, including reduced costs and happier members. Read a seven-point plan for a successful HCO CX program.
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The Case For Strategic Learning

Empower human capital in a market defined by disruption.

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 20, 2019
Even Big Digital Companies Need Little Humans . . . Lots Of Them Amazon offered $10,000 of startup capital and up to three months of pay to qualifying employees who quit . . . and go start a local last-mile delivery business. The eCommerce giant had previously invested in local delivery companies, seeding the creation […]
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CX NYC 2019: Q&A With Rick Parrish On Values-Based Selling

Rick Parrish May 20, 2019
Consumers seek out brands that share their values. At CX NYC, we’ll debut a values-based experience framework to help CX pros strategically approach this emerging area of differentiation. Get a sneak peek by reading our Q&A with Principal Analyst Rick Parrish.
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It’s Time To Transform Insurance Claims

Oliwia Berdak May 16, 2019
With the right approach, it’s possible to fulfill the promise given to customers while protecting the insurer’s bottom-line performance.
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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of US Mobile Banking Experiences In 2019

Peter Wannemacher May 15, 2019
Mobile apps have become the touchpoint of choice for millions of people to manage their finances. To find out how effectively banks are meeting customers’ expectations, Forrester regularly reviews the mobile apps of leading banking brands around the world.
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Who Moved The Communications Services Sector?

Abhijit Sunil May 14, 2019
Success in the communications services sector is indeed a capricious piece of cheese. As new technologies mature, the distinction between technology, media, and telecommunications industries blur. Navigating this space to sustain growth and competitive edge is no easy task for the CxO.
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The New Era Of Marketing Strategy

Melissa Parrish May 14, 2019
When marketers fail to understand the complexity and nuance of how customers’ core characteristics evolve, people lose trust in them. As they look elsewhere, customers have found a more nimble set of businesses to meet their needs: direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands.
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Reimagine Mobile To Activate Your Total Brand Experience

Thomas Husson May 10, 2019
I focus a lot of my research on marketing innovation and have been working on mobile (first as a marketing guy at a telco in 1998, then as an analyst) for more than 20 years. However, it is still fascinating to me to see how many marketers wrongly think their company has fixed mobile basics […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 9, 2019
A Better Mousetrap Is Always Around The Corner The world saw cracks in the armor of Google this week when Alphabet’s earnings reported below analyst estimates. It looks like Amazon and others have found weaknesses in the search-based advertising model — golden geese are mortal, after all. So if Google is vulnerable to disruption, we all […]
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