Experience Management In A Crisis: Shift From Trending To Sensing

The world we live in has changed, at least for the moment. People are practicing physical distancing for COVID-19 while organizations are responding to a radically different economic reality. It’s critical that leaders make significant adjustments to this new environment. Can Experience Management (XM) help? Absolutely. But the emphasis needs to abruptly shift from the current rhythm of trending to an obsession with sensing.
Adjusting Your Leadership For A Downturn
Having […] Continue Reading…

XM Fireside Chat: Healthcare Experience With Bruce Temkin And Susan Haufe

Welcome to my XM Fireside Chat series, where we hare some of our thinking through an informal discussion format. I hope you enjoy it!

In this segment of XM Fireside Chat, I talk with Susan Haufe, Chief Industry Advisor for Healthcare at Qualtrics, about healthcare experience, with a focus on the current challenging environment.

The current pandemic is challenging the very structure of our healthcare system. Healthcare providers are being […] Continue Reading…

It’s A Perfect Time To Show Our Humanity

In a recent post I wrote for the Qualtrics blog (Adjusting your CX program to deal with COVID-19), I laid out these five principles for making changes to your Experience Management (XM) programs in this challenging environment:

Show humanity
Take a hiatus on metrics
Ask less, listen more
Build up your immediate response skill
Accelerate your feedback cycles

While all of these are important for your XM programs, one is particularly critical right now for […] Continue Reading…

Adjusting Your CX Program To Deal With COVID-19

Given the spread of Coronavirus and the downturn in the economy, every organization needs to rethink how it operates. As Experience Management (XM) professionals, you can play an important role in helping your company weather the storm. How? By enhancing the capability to continuously learn how people are thinking and feeling, propagate insights into the hands of people who can take action, and rapidly adapt in this dynamic environment. That’s what XM is all about.
To support your […] Continue Reading…

XM Fireside Chat: XM Leadership With Bruce Temkin And Benjamin Granger

Our XM Institute team was looking forward to seeing everyone who was coming to Salt Lake City last week for Qualtrics X4 Summit. Unfortunately, that great event was postponed. So we decided to pull together an XM Fireside Chat series to share some of our thinking through an informal discussion format. I hope you enjoy it!

In this segment of XM Fireside Chat, I chat with the newest member of […] Continue Reading…

XM Fireside Chat: XM Leadership With Bruce Temkin And Aimee Lucas

Our XM Institute team was looking forward to seeing everyone who was coming to Salt Lake City last week for Qualtrics X4 Summit. Unfortunately, that great event was postponed. So we decided to pull together an XM Fireside Chat series to share some of our thinking through an informal discussion format. I hope you enjoy it!

In this segment of XM Fireside Chat, I chat with Aimee Lucas about XM […] Continue Reading…

XM Fireside Chat: ROI Of CX With Bruce Temkin And Moira Dorsey

Our XM Institute team was looking forward to seeing everyone who was coming to Salt Lake City this week for Qualtrics X4 Summit. Unfortunately, that great event was postponed. So we decided to pull together an XM Fireside Chat series to share some of our thinking through an informal discussion format. I hope you enjoy it!

In this segment of XM Fireside Chat, I chat with Moira Dorsey about the […] Continue Reading…

Tap Into XM To Navigate A Recession

Given the spread of Coronavirus and recent losses in the stock market, we’re facing the threat of a prolonged economic downturn. So it’s no surprise that I’ve been asked to share my opinion about how experience management (XM) would be affected by a recession.

If the downturn occurs, it would become the third recession of my professional career. During the last recession, I advised many companies on their strategies and […] Continue Reading…

XM Fireside Chat: Experience Design With Bruce Temkin And Isabelle Zdatny

Our XM Institute team was looking forward to seeing everyone who was coming to Salt Lake City this week for Qualtrics X4 Summit. Unfortunately, that great event was postponed. So we decided to pull together an XM Fireside Chat series to share some of our thinking through an informal discussion format. I hope you enjoy it!

In this first segment of XM Fireside Chat, I chat with Isabelle Zdatny about […] Continue Reading…

New Research on EX Management and the Shifts Required for Success

The XM Institute has published new research that examines the
current state of employee experience (EX) management programs and the mindsets,
skills, and actions required for employee experience (EX) excellence. You can
download both of these reports for free:

The State of EX Management Programs, 2020. This research – based on a survey of HR leaders at 250 large U.S. firms – looks at the current state of employee experience (EX) management […] Continue Reading…

Leaders: Four Experience Design Tips To Deal With Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus situation evolves, organizations are being forced to consider a number of changes that affect every one of their stakeholders—suppliers to employees to customers. It’s critical that leaders not only focus on making the right decisions, but that they also focus on how they implement those decisions. Experience design plays a key role in this area.

This global health crisis requires leaders to make a different set of […] Continue Reading…

My Manifesto: Experience Matters

In September 2007 I published my initial manifesto: Great Customer Experience Is Free. I still fully believe in the elements of that post. After 12 years, however, it’s time for an update. So I’m introducing a new manifesto: Experience Matters.

It seems appropriate for my new manifesto to take on the name of this blog, which I started in June 2007. Over the course of writing 1,684 posts, publishing many, […] Continue Reading…

The Two Ultimate Questions For XM Metrics

Experience Management (XM) programs often rely on one or more key metrics that track items such as likely to recommend, satisfaction, effort, or engagement. As I’ve written in the past, the success or failure of these metrics often has little to do with the actual metric. Instead, the key to success is the program that is wrapped around those numbers (see our 5 steps for an effective CX metrics […] Continue Reading…

The Four P’s of XM Insights

In a recent XM Institute report, we discussed how to Operationalize Experience Management (XM).  Why does XM matter? Because it creates a discipline that helps organizations continuously learn (how people are thinking and feeling), propagate insights (to the right people in the right form at the right time), and rapidly adapt (to an increasing flow of actionable insights).

As we look into the future, just about every organization is facing more […] Continue Reading…

Why I joined the XM Institute: HR to EX to XM

Note from Bruce Temkin: This is the first (of many) posts that will be written by thought leaders besides me. I’m thrilled to have Ben Granger join our Qualtrics XM Institute team and contribute to this blog.
Today, I am excited to announce that I have officially joined the Qualtrics XM Institute! I am joining a fantastic team of XM researchers and visionaries.

For the last 15+ years, I have been […] Continue Reading…