LSA Global Insights Newsletter: Six Tips to Build a Customer-Centric Corporate Culture

5.25.2015

Six Tips to Build a Customer-Centric Corporate Culture


Customer centricity is a culture of putting the customer at the center of everything you do.

And it matters. According to the Harvard Business School, increasing customer retention rates by just 5% increases profits by 25% to 95%.

Just about every company depends upon satisfied and loyal customers for their success. Most claim in their mission statement and company values to be customer-centric. Yet few companies truly put the customer first and foremost on a day-to-day basis. Comcast, the lowest ranking customer service company in 2014 according to Temkin Ratings, proudly states that they "strive to earn the respect and trust of our customers" in their corporate values. Yet customers rated them at 22% compared to the leader, USAA, at 81%.

See if you can find what is wrong with the illustration above. Sure, there are attendants waiting for the bell to ring. But why should a customer need such an attention-getting device? Customer-centric companies excel at proactively anticipating client needs with the ability and genuine desire to help. Customer centricity is not an empty slogan - it is a way of doing business.

One of the attributes of truly customer-centric companies is having the infrastructure where listening is part of the culture of the whole company, not just in the customer service or marketing departments.

To see that your company truly operates with the customer at the center of your business, you need to build a culture that treats the customer as king. The entire organization from top to bottom needs to understand that this is simply "the way" you do business.

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