A recent post, Lessons Learned From Chief Customer Officers, highlighted some of my findings from discussion with a number of senior customer experience executives. It was clear to me that these execs were making a difference within their organizations.
But what about for banks? They have an uphill customer experience battle — as we can see in this fun video created by IBM:
Earlier this year, Forrester did a joint survey of 190 North American banks with the American Banker which I discussed in the post “Banks Prepare For Customer Experience Wars.” I recently published a Forrester Research report called Customer Experience Execs Help Banks that compared responses from the 54% of banks that have an executive in charge of customer experience (which we’ll call a Chief Customer/Experience Officer, or “CC/EO”) across channels with those that don’t. Here is some of the data from that report:
- The top 3 obstacles to customer experience success:
- With CC/EO: Lack of cooperation across organizations (49%), lack of a clear customer experience strategy (48%), and lack of understanding about customers (36%)
- No CC/EO: Lack of customer experience management processes (70%), lack of a clear customer experience strategy (51%), and lack of budget (40%)
- Use a single set of customer feedback scores across the company:
- With CC/EO: 61%
- No CC/EO: 27%
- Passed our self-test on principle #1 of Experience-Based Differentiation: “Obsess about customer needs, not product features:”
- With CC/EO: 31%
- No CC/EO: 18%
The bottom line: Change takes leadership — bank on it!