Best Practice Report

The B2B Leader’s Role In Supporting Customer Obsession

How leaders can encourage and enable research to be conducted to drive deep understanding of buyer and customer needs

January 1st, 2018

Summary

Nearly all B2B leaders want their staff members to be customer-focused. Product managers and portfolio marketers, in particular, must understand the needs and preferences of buyers, customers, and users. However, many B2B leaders fail to provide the support required to enable the desired customer focus. In this report, we outline four types of support that leaders should provide to ensure that their staff members consistently engage in customer insight activities.

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