96%

customers with high-effort experiences are 96% more likely to be disloyal

4x

Service interactions are 4x more likely to drive disloyalty than loyalty

37%

greater cost associated with high-effort service

Reducing Effort in the Service Function:

Only 35% of customer effort is driven by the service function’s processes, cross-channel integrations or technologies – which impact what the customer has to do to resolve their issue. But 65% of total effort stems from how a customer feels in service interactions.

In particular, customer effort is driven by interactions with reps who don’t have the capability to provide a low-effort experience because they have not been formally trained or coached in doing so. Centering your customer service strategy on reducing customer effort is the best way to keep your customers loyal and interested in expanding their relationship with you.

If you’re ready to learn how you can create a better, differentiated service experience for your customers, download the whitepaper below.

Our Effortless Experience Solutions

World Class Coaching for Supervisors

This program teaches supervisors (frontline managers) how to coach according to our Integrated Coaching Framework

Low Effort Skills for Reps

Deliver transformation to your organization by equipping your Reps with the nine skills needed to deliver a low-effort experience no matter how challenging a scenario.

Quality Assurance Transformation

This engagement helps you rebuild your quality assurance process to focus on meaningful behaviors instead of rote checklist items

81%

of customers speak negatively after high-effort service experience

94%

Customers are 94% less likely to repurchase after a high-effort service experience.

Built on a foundation of world class research

Our training and consulting solutions, targeted at sales and marketing, and customer service professionals have provided performance improvements and significant financial results to hundreds of clients around the world.

Each program is supported by ongoing research and backed by our best-selling books The Challenger Sale, The Challenger Customer and The Effortless Experience.

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Resources

2021 Pulse Survey 7: High sentiment…and high turnover? What Q4 looks like now.

B2B sentiment remains strong as we move through the fourth quarter, staying well above the...

  • blog
  • Nov 05, 2021
2021 Pulse 7 Survey Results

Challenger is conducting a series of pulse surveys to understand the legacy 2020 had on...

  •  Infographic
Three Steps to Make Good Sales Advice Stick

“To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.” – American Playwright...

  • blog
  • Sep 22, 2021
2021 Pulse Survey 6: Optimism is up…for now

After a bit of anxiety with last month’s dip, it’s good to see sentiment rebound...

  • blog
  • Sep 21, 2021
2021 Pulse 6 Survey Results

Challenger is conducting a series of pulse surveys to understand the legacy 2020 had on...

  •  Infographic
2021 Pulse 5 Survey Results

Challenger is conducting a series of pulse surveys to understand the legacy 2020 had on...

  •  Infographic
2021 Pulse Survey 5: The rise and fall of optimism

After a few optimistic months it appears that commercial sentiment has moderated and optimism is down a bit. In this latest...

  • blog
  • Aug 11, 2021
Levelling Up to Gold

“Man, she did NOT stick that landing!” I say as I shove another handful of ridged...

  • blog
  • Aug 06, 2021
2021 Pulse 4: Building the Pipeline Moving Forward

At the end of May, about a month ago, we saw a striking rise in...

  • blog
  • Jul 14, 2021
2021 Pulse 4 Survey Results

Challenger is conducting a series of pulse surveys to understand the legacy 2020 had on...

  •  Infographic
A Factory of Sadness

Years ago, back in our CEB days, we used to share a slide that labeled...

  • blog
  • Nov 10, 2021
How to avoid the Great Resignation with Good Engagement

In Gartner’s recent 2021 Customer Service Rep Role and Experience Survey, data shows that only...

  • blog
  • Sep 24, 2021
Soft Skills: Nothing More than Customer Service Table Stakes

There likely is not a contact center in the world that isn’t focused on improving...

  • blog
  • Jul 28, 2021
The Effortless Experience™ as Life Skills: Beyond the Contact Center

This guest post has been authored by Kirby Horvitz, Challenger Effortless Experience alumni consultant. Opinions...

  • blog
  • Jul 13, 2021
Effective Virtual Training: The Ground Rules (Part Two)

The title of this should probably read along the lines of “Effective Virtual Training: From...

  • blog
  • May 27, 2021
Technology Won’t Save You

Every day I have a front row seat to see the impact our research has...

  • blog
  • Apr 22, 2021
The Fourth Era of Customer Service is Here

A few weeks ago, I attended a webinar jointly held by CCW and Vonage titled...

  • blog
  • Apr 05, 2021
Effortless Experience Resource Center

To help you navigate the current uncertainty caused by the unprecedented global pandemic, Challenger is...

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Top Effort Drivers to Avoid? YES PLEASE!

Once again, Matt Dixon, Chief Product and Research Officer at Tethr (and co-author of our...

  • blog
  • Feb 26, 2021
Effortless Experience How-To Videos

We know some of you are moving a mile-a-minute and many of you only have...

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