Like any popular business term, “customer centricity” is often abused by businesses that shoehorn it into their core values. Unsurprisingly, this doesn’t cut it. It’s actually better not to claim customer centricity if you can’t get people across your business to really care about your customers.
Never-ending to-do lists, department priorities, and bosses who require you to switch focus to action on their “big new idea” at the drop of a hat. That’s the day-to-day reality for most people in any business.
Then, you turn up to people’s desks like an unwelcome door-to-door salesperson, trying to convince them of the virtues of customer-centricity. You’re not just adding more to their plate but also to think about new ways of working—ways that may conflict with their current priorities.
Your new boss read that customer experience (CX) improvements can deliver billions in additional revenue. So HR hot-footed it onto LinkedIn and recruited you to make this a reality.
As if expectations like that weren’t enough, you might have heard that one in four CX employees are predicted to lose their jobs this year–if you can’t prove value, you don’t get a paycheck.