Fred Reichheld, the creator of the Net Promoter System®, was quoted as saying: “It’s not the score that matters, it’s what you do with it to make Promoters that really count”.
If you are aware as to how the score impacts the overall customer experience, you are effectively leveraging your NPS program. The focus should never be on NPS but on your operational improvement of the customer’s journey which will roll-up into a better customer experience. NPS measures only translate into customer centricity when organisations use these insights to drive actions within a larger customer experience program.
Customer experience programs typically integrate empathy as part of the design framework. Empathy is a crucial element of customer experience design. It guarantees designs centered on the customer’s needs and add value to the customer. The emotional concerns of all customers have been acknowledged as important in customer experience (CX) design, which leads to empathy as the focus of CX design. CX is a complex design discipline within a complex context that combines moment needs, customers’ expectations and emotional elements, to identify opportunities of improvement.
CX design reinforces elements like insight, observation and empathy with the aim of translating observations into insights and insights into design solutions thus leading to customer centric products and services. Empathy is the most important challenge in customer experience design and reflects emotional aspects and experiences of all customers in context.
Designers need the ability to really place themselves in the customers’ shoes to grasp what they really need and the need to “empathise with their complex lifestyle”. Empathy is the basis of human centered design.
A successful customer experience program should focus on all these mutually and use NPS to measure their effort.
PS. I wouldn’t resist this image and though it was quite “appropriate” for the article.