What Are You Waiting For?

Posted by Jeff Green

9/15/2016


Freakonomics
recently posted a podcast and article called “What are you waiting for?” The piece theorizes that standing in
lines is a “sloppy — and frustrating — way for supply and demand to meet.” It offers some provocative thinking about why people wait in lines and the value of doing so.

Shortly after it posted, I was meeting with an executive from one of our key clients in the Motor Vehicle space. He asked if I had seen the article and if I had any thoughts on it. Qmatic is the leading customer journey management technology solution provider in the world so of course, I did. Much of what drives innovation at Qmatic comes directly from our insights about managing physical experiences that involve lines.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Public, dmv

A License to Impress: How Technology is Improving the DMV Experience

Posted by Jeff Green

8/4/2016


It varies by state and county, but the average national Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) appointment takes between 34 and 44 minutes. Considering that most of us only have to go every couple of years to apply for or renew a license, manage a title, or take care of some other related task, this outlay of time isn’t really all that great. But ask about anyone of driving age, and they’ll say that they look forward to a DMV visit about as much as they do a dental exam or some other (often unfairly) maligned appointment.

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Topics: Technology, dmv