The biggest endorsement isn’t earning Fortune’s #1 spot for World’s Best Workplaces for the second year in a row. It’s when Rebecca says, “This is why I work at Cisco. Because when I needed help, all these people jumped in to help me.” Her wedding happened to be scheduled right when COVID-19 hit. In under nine days, Cisco staged a virtual wedding so that all her guests could still attend.
Today’s conversation on “The Customer Experience Podcast” is about employee experience (EX) and internal culture. Because they’re not just a “nice-to-have.” They bring material influence to bear on measurable business results.
1. Hire diverse talent.
2. Elevate your internal giveback programs.
3. Deliver a powerful employee experience.
While Cisco aims to shift culture and create new norms, they’ve also put in very specific accountability — a scorecard and a business target.
Kristie is Vice President of CX Marketing and Communications at Cisco. “We all fundamentally know that you cannot build amazing customer experiences — which is our ultimate charter — if you don’t first start with employee experiences,” she says.
Steve is Vice President of Digital Lifecycle Journeys at Cisco. “At the end of the day, it’s not just the people you have, but also the people you bring in,” he says.
Kristie, Steve, and I talked about…
• What the moments that matter are in the customer journey
• Why it’s essential to make engagement and culture a priority in EX
• What measuring employee results consists of and why it’s important
• How Cisco looks at employee giveback
• Why your workplace should be a community, not a family
3 Ways to Elevate EX from the World’s Best Workplace
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Video Highlights: 3 Ways to Elevate EX from the World’s Best Workplace
Check out the top five video highlights from the discussion with Kristie Ornelas and Steve Cox of the Cisco below…
1. Moments That Matter
2. Making Engagement and Culture a Priority
3. Measuring Employee Results
4. Two Lenses for Giveback
5. Employee Communities
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