It’s too late to backtrack now. We’re in too deep. We have officially thwarted the laws of nature and defied the Gods. We are condemned to carry the weight of our stilted visionary outlook on life. We mustn’t quiver, but kneel proudly and endure the consequences of our actions, akin to Atlas, sentenced to bear Uranus on his shoulders for leading the Titans in the Titanomachy war against the Gods. That being said, defying the Gods has led both the Titans and us, mere mortals, to a glorious victory. The man-fabricated digital era has revolutionized our primal state into a god-like status. We know all, see all, do all, anytime, anywhere.
You’ve probably heard of the Pokémon Go phenomenon occurring as I write. If you haven’t, shame on you! Just kidding.. Well guess what? You can use this trend for inspiration for your customer experience strategy. Yup, really!
Since the dawn of time, mankind has sought ways to better communicate, no matter the challenges at hand. He has grunted, mimed, talked, used body language, sign language, paralanguage; he has scribbled, sketched, written, typed, texted and tweeted. As the Shakespearian voice fades away and is replaced by a not-yet identifiable spoken language, the written word has taken an unforeseeable spin. The NICT (New Information and Communication Technologies) have made it possible for us to speak, instantly, with a trained professional, through typing or texting, to get information on a desired product or service. Click-to-chat has revolutionized our shopping experience with immediate personal assistance. However, most of us regress to our primitive state when faced with a new high-tech product or service. We stare at it, slowly slide forward, gently tap it before rushing back to our observation post. This article exposes the state-of-the-art creature so you can make an informed decision as: “To chat or not to chat?”.
Thierry Spencer, notorious speaker, blogger and expert in customer relations, gave December 15th the fourth edition of his annual conference on “Customer relation trends”. Then and there, he shared 10 customer relationship trends that should shape the year 2016.