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How CIOs Can Internally Drive Their Shift To #DigitalTransformation Driver

James Staten July 18, 2019
As a CIO, you play a crucial role in digital transformation. But the wider business may not recognize your contributors. Are you ready to fix that? Learn how.
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The Rise Of The Agile Employee

Alyson Clarke June 13, 2019
Talent is one of the most difficult challenges in digital transformation. The right people may be right under your nose, waiting to be empowered through agile skills development.
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Transformational Change Requires New Skills

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A New Rhythm In HCM

Mark Brandau June 13, 2019
Maybe I’ve been in the software world for too long. Or maybe I’m a product of my earlier years. You might remember the old Russian proverb, “Doveryai, no proveryai,” which President Reagan made famous in the context of nuclear disarmament. Translated: “Trust, but verify.” Either way, I’m curious about a lot of things, question everything, […]
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Employee Engagement And Cultural Transformation Drive Customer Experience

Dan Bieler May 21, 2019
Employee engagement is critical for customer experience.
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Take Action Now To Plan For The Future Of Work

J.P. Gownder April 12, 2019
We’re just a month away from Forrester’s Digital Transformation & Innovation 2019 Forum, where my Forrester colleagues and leaders from a wide array of companies will be sharing our vision for how technology will drive the next wave of innovation. I hope you’ll join us in Chicago, May 14–15. This isn’t your grandfather’s outdated approach such […]
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The Employee Experience Index

David Johnson February 27, 2019
Six years ago, I noticed a pattern in the inquiry calls I was fielding from clients. At the time, many of them centered around things like BYOD, whether to take away local admin rights from PCs, and other decisions driven by escalating fears of security or compliance risks. If I was able to answer their […]
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In The Era Of Shutdowns, Federal Agencies Can Reinvent Citizen (And Employee) Experience

Bobby Cameron February 14, 2019
Never let a serious crisis go to waste! Senior government executives would be wise to listen to Winston Churchill’s wisdom! We’re living in the era of shutdowns, when funding disruption is the norm. To survive — and maybe thrive — in this feast-or-famine funding era, agencies must reinvent their business models to focus outside-in, from the […]
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Engaged Employees: You Can’t Get There Without Them

James L. McQuivey February 14, 2019
Truth is, in most of the reports we write about how to prepare your company for the future, two major recommendations always come out: Get your C-level leaders on board, and cultivate a culture that can transform your business. The first is crucial yet obvious, and I’ve grown tired of writing it. The second, culture, […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini February 13, 2019
Lessons From Toy Land: Digital Strategy Beats Digital Marketing Mattel and Hasbro announced earnings this week. Both saw sales decline from the collapse of Toys”R”Us. But Mattel’s sales declined only 5% while Hasbro’s declined 13%, and Wall Street applauded the difference. Why? Because Mattel has been aggressively pursuing a digital products and channels strategy, extending […]
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Your Corporate Intranet Is Dead

Cheryl McKinnon December 20, 2018
Forrester clients across industries report that their existing intranet projects are struggling to find relevance with employees. New approaches put a focus on collaboration, knowledge sharing, curation, and automation. Understand the value of placing employee experience at the center of a refreshed intranet initiative. Have further questions about employee engagement and knowledge management? Schedule an […]
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Fulfillment, Not Happiness, Makes A Great Employee Experience

What It Means December 13, 2018
Happiness is not the prerequisite for productivity. As Principal Analyst Sam Stern explains, fulfillment and productivity are intertwined, and employee empowerment fuels both.
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Predictions 2019: Automation Will Become Central To Business Strategy And Operations

J.P. Gownder November 6, 2018
Automation will be central to the next phase of digital transformation, driving new levels of customer value such as faster delivery of products, higher quality and dependability, deeper personalization, and greater convenience. Last year, Forrester predicted that automation would reach a tipping point — altering the workforce, augmenting employees, and driving new levels of customer value. Since then, […]
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Collaborate To Tackle Your Challenges

Learn and co-create with a council of your peers.

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Predictions 2019: Employee Experience Moves To Center Stage

Samuel Stern November 5, 2018
Companies and executives are paying attention to employee experience as never before. There are good reasons for this attention. Chief among them is the historically low unemployment rate, which gives employees options that they are taking advantage of. Employees are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate since 2001.[i] What’s more, companies that care about […]
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Best Practices For Effective Employee Engagement Surveys: Advice From Your Peers

Adele Sage October 2, 2018
Employee engagement surveys help employee experience (EX) and customer experience (CX) pros keep a pulse on how employees feel about the company and leadership, their jobs and career paths, tools and training, and their roles in delivering a great customer experience. Recently, we hosted a discussion where we brought together EX and CX leaders to […]
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Mobile In-Store Retail Delivers Service, Efficiency, And Convenience

Ananda Chakravarty June 15, 2018
In-Store Mobile Delivers Service, Efficiency, and Convenience. Customer service through associate-assisted mobile scanning and checkout. Operational efficiency through associate mobility. Customer convenience through self-service mobile checkout.
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Drive Great Customer Experience With Three Workforce Investments

Ananda Chakravarty March 6, 2018
  Retailers recognize and are investing in the link between great associate experiences and great customer experiences. They are enhancing the employee’s ability to engage customers better by providing training and education, implementing technologies to make the associate’s job easier, and some retailers like Walmart are even increasing associate wages. Retailers understand that by creating […]
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Augmenting Employee Performance With AI And Other Technologies

J.P. Gownder February 13, 2018
In a major new research report, The Technology-Augmented Employee, I take on a problem that’s vexing CIOs and government leaders alike. In aggregate, US companies face a productivity paradox: Despite billions of dollars invested in technology, growth in employee productivity has slowed since 2004. Even though global technology spending will for the first time pass […]
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The Future Of Organizations

Today's organizational structure has aged out.

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#NRF2018’s Focus On Customer-Associate Engagement

Ananda Chakravarty January 22, 2018
At the packed NRF Big Show #NRF2018 in New York last week, many retailers looked at vendors touting new tech, including AI, AR/VR, and more, all in the name of improving customer experiences. But most of those same retailers know that, before leaping into that arena, they first need to bring existing systems up to […]
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What Chief Customer Officers Talk About Over Dinner

Harley Manning December 11, 2017
For a CX transformation effort to go beyond the small and tactical, organizations need an executive in charge of leading the effort. Although these senior leaders go by various titles, the most common is still Chief Customer Officer (CCO). That’s why I was immediately interested when Dell’s CCO Karen Quintos, and her Dell Technologies colleague […]
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Four Reasons Retailers Need to Invest In People

Ananda Chakravarty October 30, 2017
Four reasons to invest in store labor Labor was 43% of retail operating expenses based on our last US census data, but retailers haven’t been spending more on employee training [1].  A 2016 training industry report shows only 32% of those surveyed in retail are increasing their training budgets [2].  In addition, retail customers aren’t thrilled […]
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