Category Archives: Business Planning

Returning to the office…Covid Recovery for business…

Are you thinking about the key considerations for getting your team back to the office post Covid. Is your communication and employee engagement high enough? Continue reading

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The New Customer and Employee Landscape

What a few months, outside of the movies, I don’t think the majority of us could have ever planned or thought the country would be in lockdown, or in the grip of pandemic as we are. On the whole, we … Continue reading

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Emergency Measures and The Future

I have had the pleasure of talking to some great senior managers across different industries throughout the UK over the last week. Having listened to several individuals and teams which have been implementing ‘emergency measures’ across their customer functions driven … Continue reading

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How Will Business Planning Change?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had some interesting conversations with senior leaders particularly those operating in the planning space. Several conversations have been around Covid-19 and the impact it has had on their operations with lots of operations … Continue reading

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Accelerated Digital Transformations

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had some interesting conversations with senior leaders particularly those operating in the digital transformation space. A number of conversations have gravitated to the lack of ‘red tape’ during the latest digital transformation projects … Continue reading

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Europe’s finest- ECCCSAs 2019

It was the biggest yet, with 1300 attendees from over 24 countries arriving at the Battersea Evolution for the 2019 European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards. This year the event was hosted once again by Fiona Bruce, who was … Continue reading

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Being Your Personal Best: Customer Strategy and Planning 2018

This week #TeamDJ were back in Harrogate, (who now have their very own Ivy restaurant for those foodies planning a trip), for the Customer Strategy and Planning Conference from The Forum. The Forum are now in their 19th year, in … Continue reading

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Self Management – Are You Ready to Start Firing?

You’re Fired!  Not words anyone would like to hear, however words fans of the Apprentice will know well. There is much talk about being fired this week, with the sudden departure of James Comey, FBI Director, at the hands of … Continue reading

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‘Releasing Potential’ Customer Strategy and Planning 2017

It’s that time of year again and this year to Harrogate, home of the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms and Turkish Baths for the Customer Strategy and Planning conference from the Forum, held at the grandly named Majestic Hotel. Chris Rainsforth … Continue reading

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It’s Magic – The National Data Analytics & Insight Conference

Last week we were back at The National Data, Analytics & Insight Conference 2016, hosted by The Forum, which, once again proved to be a great success. The Forum gave an overview of where our industry is right now which … Continue reading

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Customer Strategy & Planning 2016 – All The World’s a Stage

This year, Customer Strategy and Planning headed to Stratford-upon-Avon on the weekend of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, so the conference was full of inspiration and quotes from one of our greatest ever writers. This year’s conference ‘Breakthrough … Continue reading

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Sorry We Can’t Hire You – Wrong Industry!

Sorry We Can’t Hire You – Wrong Industry! Why transferable skills regardless of industry could be useful in your search for top talent across planning, analytics and data. Continue reading

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The Forum – Customer Strategy & Planning Conference – Changing Gear.

This week, some of TeamDJ headed up to Newcastle for the Customer Strategy and Planning Conference. The event opened with some light-hearted, North East linguistic training from the Forum’s adopted ‘Geordie’ Chris Rainsforth.  The 400+ strong delegates were able to successfully … Continue reading

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The Not so Mad Scientists – Back Office Planning for All

For our Guest Blog, this week we welcome back Keith Stapleton, a resource planning specialist and founder of Select Planning Limited. Over to Keith.. I have observed and helped those involved with life and death situations, within the emergency services, … Continue reading

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Growth and Development of Customer Experience

For those of you across the Customer Contact industry who are still unsure about the meaning of Customer Experience:

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