Omni Channel Retail Forum Breakfast – October 2014

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Omni Channel Retail Forum Breakfast – October 2014

Christine de Largy is International Managing Director, Impact Executives, Head of the Retail/Consumer Practice and Chair of the Harvey Nash Executive Search, UK Board Practice. Christine is passionate about the digital transformation of consumer businesses and hosts an omni retail forum to facilitate debate around the issues. She also sits on the board of IORMA, the International Omni-channel Retail Markets Association.


The question discussed this time was ..‘to what extent do businesses need to change their measures of performance and restructure their organisations to develop a new target operating model to optimise on their success in an Omni world?’

What should be measured?

Forester has identified three core measures of customer experience:

And Google was mentioned for saying that data needs to make you heavy on insight to make you rich. Also Berners-Lee said that computers are getting smarter but humans are not so the expertise in turning data into useable information is key.

Organisations need to refocus measurement on customer profitability not store or category profit. Businesses founded as mail order business have a head start on this.

Organisational change 

The challenge then is how to continually innovate and anticipate customer aspirations, to make doing business easier for your customers, so they engage with your organisation in preference to others. Perhaps a topic for our next forum
– Christine

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