Coach Stevens advice should resonate with any customer strategist. His best practices include:
2- Understand the players. "You've got to figure out how they react, how they best comprehend, how they best learn in a team setting, how they best learn in an individual setting, and go from there," Coach Stevens said. In the business world, this could be harder to scale than on a basketball team, but that isn't an excuse. If we focus on knowing the general tendencies of our players, we can tailor the way we communicate data to them.
Consider what motivates your players. Are they driven by power, tradition, security, financial transactions, self-expression, or problem solving? Once we have this in mind, we can adapt our communications appropriately based on the way our players will naturally respond.
There is no shortage of data, but there is an abundance of opportunity to improve the way we put data to use for our team. The opportunity for customer strategy consulting has never been better than it is now. And, in order to be successful, we must communicate our customer insights so they will be utilized.
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