Discussing a new report “Wanted: Chief Experience Officer, commissioned from the London Business School by Foviance and prepared with Amit Kakkad [not yet online, it seems], Chris Voss summed up: ‘Nearly all of the UK FTSE 100 companies that we questioned are now seeing attention to the customer experience as important, and cite it as a growing area of attention for the future. In addition on-line experience is becoming as important as face-to-face. However, this recognition of importance is currently not matched within the organisation. Only one third of companies have someone with direct responsibility for customer experience, and on-line and face-to face experience tended to be managed separately.’
Almost all of the companies surveyed (96%) believe managing online customer experience will become more important to them than managing offline customer experience in the future. 71% consider online customer experience to be more important than managing offline customer experience already, and 25% see it as equally important.