3 steps to become a customer centricity champion

Becoming a customer centricity champion – 3 steps to get started

A version of this article, how to become a customer centricity champion, appeared in the recent CSPNetwork newsletter and on www.cspnetwork.org Summary The Government’s new Sports Strategy advocates a more ‘customer-centered’ and collaborative approach by all parts of the sector. “This strategy is first and foremost about meeting the needs of the customer, understanding what […]

Balanced scorecard – 20 years young

The Balanced Scorecard approach to successfully executing business strategy is now 20 years old. But the work of Kaplan and Norton is still relevant to our sector today, as we move from counting inputs and outputs to measuring impact and outcomes. For those not familiar with the approach, the balanced scorecard enables a business to […]

The 3rd place…

I was reading the Starbucks entry on wikinvest the other day. The bit that particularly interested me was the short entry on Starbucks 3rd place – a market positioning based on delivering a differentiated customer experience that became a catalyst for growth within the coffee shop market. The entry reads: Starbucks’ success is due in […]

Sustainable business growth at Nike

Last week, Nike announced their quarterly results. Constant dollar revenues grew 9%, with growth in every geography except for Japan. But it wasn’t the results themselves that interested me; but rather, how they explained their strategy for creating sustainable business growth. Mark Parker, NIKE Inc.’s President and CEO, said “everything we do at Nike is […]