BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR February 2022

Empathy matters: Growing a better work culture

Empathy matters: Growing a better work culture

Confidence, knowledge, and the ability to handle stress are all qualities that make a great leader. In the business world, it’s essential to strategize and take control of your mission to accomplish set objectives. But many fail to realize that empathy has a big role to play in leadership.

Empathy lets us understand other people’s feelings and see things from their point of view. Understanding and relating to those you serve and work with can help lay the foundation for success. And leaders who demonstrate empathy may experience greater buy-in and foster a better working culture among their teams. 

But how exactly does empathy work, and how can it be applied to research in a meaningful way? Let’s jump in and explore!

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Quick decisions: Capturing System 1 impressions with Rapid Association

Quick decisions: Capturing System 1 impressions with Rapid Association

You’ve probably seen the claims: “95% of thinking is System 1,” and  “95% of mental activity is unconscious.” Although the former may be an oversimplification of the latter, the fact remains that much of our day-to-day decision making occurs under the radar. This truth extends throughout the purchasing process—impacting everything from an impulse buy to routine shopping for your standard brands. But how can we test decisions made with limited thinking and occur almost automatically?

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Destination: Sustainability | Take action in 2022

Destination: Sustainability | Take action in 2022

As 2022 progresses, interest in maintaining sustainability seems to have renewed and increased. The importance of combating climate change has grown exponentially in recent years, and by all metrics, these themes will continue to permeate deeper and deeper into our everyday lives. While many are incorporating changes on their own out of personal responsibility, businesses who haven’t done so will face mounting pressure to step up.

With all the interest in this topic, we wanted to cover what paths businesses can take to become more sustainable in 2022.

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Accommodating the pandemic: 2022 hotel and vacation rental forecast

Accommodating the pandemic: 2022 hotel and vacation rental forecast

As the pandemic response continues, it’s still affecting the hotel and rental industries. Travel and hospitality companies have been tremendously shaken by the ups and downs of measures taken against COVID-19. Each breaking news story carries the potential for more of the public to decide they aren’t comfortable with traveling.

We are finishing our second year of Covid. By some accounts, there’s also going to be a third year, leading to continued uncertainty in the travel sector. As such, we polled 1000 people across the United States to take the pulse of the industry. The questions in this survey focus mainly on respondents’ impressions and experiences regarding travel accommodations. The resulting information offers critical insights into what hotels and rental services should expect in 2022.

While the industry is ever-changing, the below can provide a window into where things are right now.

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