Planning, dedication and teamwork, Oh my! Over the years I have learned a thing or two about event planning and what it takes to achieve success. There are lots of elements that play an important part when it comes to planning a successful event. For me the three major reasons that go hand in hand are planning, dedication and teamwork.
Many a blog has been written addressing the planning and dedication it takes in our industry when it comes to success. And I couldn’t agree more. When I was just a newbie some of the best advice I was given was all about what it takes to succeed. A lot of that advice was centered on the time, energy and dedication it takes to plan events. And they weren’t kidding. To this day I know that any success I have been able to achieve has everything to do with the planning and dedication I have learned and was able to apply.
Another essential component I actually learned by hit and miss was the importance of teamwork. Simply said you can’t be successful without a great team.
It’s All About Great Events and Great Teamwork
When we think event planner we think planning an event but really that is only one part of the equation. Understanding not only the vision but the objectives and goals of the powers that be plays a large part as well. And once that information is imparted and understood, it is the task of the planner to share it with all parts of the team.
Get ready to be amazed. At your next event or when you’re attending an event as a guest, look around and you will see how crucial teamwork is. As I always say, show me a successful meeting planner and I will show you a well-organized and effective use of teamwork. And while it can be a challenge putting together a competent and capable team it is definitely worth the effort. It takes everyone and I do mean everyone’s contribution, hard work and dedication to put and keep the event wheels in motion.
Basics for Great Teamwork
The how to, when it comes to teamwork and putting together the best team rests in the assignment of positions and responsibilities. Successful teamwork comes from applying each individual’s talents and abilities to their specific area of skill and know-how. And in the end that helps to influence positive events as well as positive results.
There really are so many important elements that go into creating a great team and ultimately great teamwork.
• Define team roles
• Know the team members
• Recognize the team individual’s strong points and the weaknesses
• Apply assignments based on team individual’s strengths
• Provide the team with as much information as possible
• Be open to and available for questions, suggestions and feedback