Equipping and Empowering People to Deliver Differentiating CX

Last Updated February 17th, 2022

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In highly competitive industries, how can you differentiate your company, brand, product, or service?

Perhaps you emphasize product innovation, data personalization, marketing, or brand loyalty. These attributes can be powerful. They can certainly help you stand out from your competition and contribute to success.  But at the end of the day, it’s the customer experience that’s the most important and valuable differentiator.

But it isn’t your product or marketing that contributes the most to that experience. Your employees are the real drivers of CX.

Today’s guest is Jim Hardeman. Jim is the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer at CMX. CMX is a software company that uses technology to support people and manage behind-the-scenes operations such as quality and safety in industries like restaurants, grocery stores, manufacturing, and more.

Jim feels that when brands empower their employees with the help of technology, it provides an uncommon degree of clarity in employee expectations, metrics, and training. And it’s these elements that ultimately contribute to a consistent and excellent CX.

Jim has over 20 years of experience in technology product management. Today he explains how using the right tools to empower employees can make all of the difference in the CX of an organization. To Jim, CX means “the total package,” from customer entry into a facility to the data management tracks. He also shares his thoughts about brands measuring what matters and how the method of measurement should reduce clutter and invite innovation.

Jim and I also discussed:

What the definition of superior operational execution is
Why brands that focus on employees provide great CX
How technology should empower humans to achieve quality
What to measure and how to measure it
Why relationship building is the key to understanding customers



Equipping and Empowering People to Deliver Differentiating CX

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Video Highlights: Equipping and Empowering People to Deliver Differentiating CX

Check out the top five video highlights from the discussion with Jim Hardeman


1. Customer Experience is The Total Package



2. Digitizing for Operational Excellence



3. Updating Everyone in the Company Instantly



4. The Right Data for The Right Person



5. From Sales to Product to Marketing


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Ethan Beute | About The Author

Chief Evangelist at BombBomb, host of The Customer Experience Podcast, and Wall Street Journal bestselling co-author of Human-Centered Communication and Rehumanize Your Business, Ethan Beute collects and tells stories of clearer communication, human connection, and higher conversion through simple, personal video messages. BA: University of Michigan. MBA: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

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