How to Create Customer-Centered Business Strategy Efficientlyby Clayton Clive Blogger
Why is it that companies fail to get their customer-centric wrong? Organizations have been trying hard to adopt customer-centered for nearly more than a decade now. However, merely 14% of marketers said that customer-centric is just a hallmark for their companies. Yet, 11% of the marketers believe their customers were likely to agree with that characterization.
Well, introducing a customer-centered business strategy does not happen overnight. It requires high-end C-suite specific, focused and action-oriented objectives to be put in place. Additionally, the relevance of this project also requires to be clearly outlined and should be well communicated to the stakeholders.
Introducing such kind of strategic leadership gives the opportunity to unlock the requirement for change management – which is the key component of a successful shift in culture. Once these business strategies have been developed properly, you will need the necessary tactics to implement them externally. Only then the change will be seen taking place organically.
As a business strategist, you need to ensure no disconnect between departments will disjoint experience for customers.
Here’s what you need to keep in mind while introducing a customer-centered business strategy: -
1. Ensure your brand and customer is defined properly
Defining the brand and customer is the first and foremost step that is required. Doing so acts as a foundation that needs to be built and then defined.
You need to evaluate the brand that you’re currently using. If you wish your customers to be at the heart of the business, ensure you understand and empathize. You must keep your customers involved during the analysis. Your core aim is to grasp how an ideal customer experience looks like and how they behave and feel at every stage.
Ensure there’s enough data to keep a track of who your customer is, also a one-size-fits-all model should be avoided.
2. The Strategy developed should be put into practice
The rolling out of strategic leadership and a business strategy is a process and not a quick fix. This is where change management is required the most. Further on, this strategy should be made as an organizational initiative that eventually filters down from C-suite to the managers than the employees.
For this strategy to remain solid, each team should make an initiative to appoint a champion like an HR manager to oversee the implementation plan at all departmental levels. This involves overlooking the policies and procedures putting more focus on training of the staff and team-building events that persuade customer-centricity.
3. Reporting and optimization
Finally, these strategies and objectives should be achieved. Internal and external reporting along with feedback should be built to cater to the loopholes. Doing this will ensure that you remain agile and alert always.
Having an agile and robust framework allows you to tweak processes when needed and move ahead with pace. Is this stress-testing strategic framework is tested every couple of months, then there are high chances of moving this process at another level.
Introducing a new strategy at such a level can be challenging and complex. However, since it is a long-term investment, it is worth a try.
Created on Oct 17th 2019 05:12. Viewed 296 times.