Planning events is not an easy feat. It requires time, dedication, effort and grit not only from one person but from a team of event planners. Event planning can be very stressful at times, and the relationship and teamwork of the team can be seriously tested.
Obviously, planning an event is close to impossible when doing it alone. This is why it is very important for head event planners to build an event planning team and choose their staff carefully. Aside from experience and creativity, the attitude and interpersonal skills must also be considered.
Taking Away The Bad Apples
In almost every group, company or organization, there will always be a bad apple among the good apples. Sometimes, a bad apple becomes contagious and contaminates the good ones. This is a very alarming situation and must be stopped immediately.
How does one detect a bad apple in an event planning team? Simple – just look for the one who always complains, spews negativity every time they open their mouth and clearly lacks motivation. Having a staff like this is very dangerous because it is very easy for other good team members to catch the negativity.
Take Care of The Problem Solvers
Event planning is more than just preparing for an event. It is also preparing for unforeseen circumstances during the events better known as crisis management.
Having staff members who still manage to smile under pressure and still think on their toes despite the stressful environment and toxic people surrounding them need to be recognized, retained and respected. They are the genuine gems of the event planning business and with the proper recognition and compensation, they will bring an event planning business to a higher level of success.
In a nutshell, an event planning dream team does not necessarily consist of perfect individuals. Rather, it consists of people who are willing to work together and work through difficult situations positively.