“You guys are great. The slowdowns are all on my end.” “You provided us exactly what we needed.” “Mary is great to work with and always responds promptly.” It’s a funny thing about feedback. So many of us associate feedback with hearing what we’ve done wrong or how we missed the mark. When the reality […]

People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole. – Theodore Levitt A client shared their challenge with identifying clients that would be willing to take advantage of a new technology they had adopted. This technology would allow the firm to more accurately identify the potential for inconsistencies and errors in […]

Anyone who has worked in an office has had the experience of walking into a meeting to discover that management is launching yet another initiative, program, or system to address a need or problem in the organization. Many of us have become accustomed to watching these programs come and go without ever getting immersed in them. We […]

You may think, what? I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. I read an article recently that shared research from Dr. Daniel Kahneman’s “Peak/End” study and supported ensuring that each of your client’s interactions with your team is positive. In the study, Dr. Kahneman compared two groups of patients. The first group received a […]

The answer is yes.  According to Walker Information, 86% of buyers will pay more for a better experience. And, by 2020 Experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. With clients having more choices and louder voices than ever before, firms that want to outpace the competition and avoid commoditization need a […]

Your firm invests hours brainstorming and planning ways to improve internal processes and service delivery to clients.  Do you know whether you are setting yourself up for sustainable success or disheartening disappointment? Understanding both your team of employees and your clients is integral to your initiative.  Why?  How your team works together to provide products […]

Empathy. That’s a tough word. It might even be frightening. Don’t worry. We’ll get through this together. Client Empathy Mapping (CEM) is a fairly simple exercise that will transform your firm’s way of thinking about how you engage with your clients. It will create awareness, build value and allow you to design a framework and […]