Mar 25th, 2021 by drjosephm
"Our memory is enhanced by the emotion attending the event. The more intense the feelings, the more accessible the memory." Those words from Professor Robert Dykstra have profound relevance given the intensity of emotions experienced from early 2020 to the present day. The pandemic has produced sustained and heightened emotions of fear, anxiety, uncertainty, sadness, isolation, and loss. As such, the actions of leaders, team members, and brands are more vividly recallable than pre-pandemic events. Against that backdrop, it has become increasingly important to look for elements of a team member or customer journey that produce pain or pleasure. During the pandemic and into the future, are you demonstrating competence, consistency, responsiveness, and reliability that fuels positive emotional experiences?