Whether you are a beginner or event professional, there’s no shortage of things you’ll be learning from unpredictable and demanding events. Each conference, business breakfast, or seminar you plan may transform into a war zone at any time.
Cancelled flights, inefficient team communication, irresponsible providers, and unmet deadlines are just a few things that may happen when planning an event. When these things happen, you’ll have no time or space to think. You’ll have to react quickly and come up with solutions on the go.
However, with each hurdle, you’ll deepen your understanding about event management, hone your skills, become a better professional, and be ready to weather the big storms. Apart from that, you’ll learn some lessons that will accompany you through your entire career, make you foresee future issues, and help you avoid planning challenges. So don’t worry: Every single difficult moment will later transform into valuable knowledge.
What are some of the critical things you’ll be learning when managing difficult events? Here are a few lessons we’ve learned along the way:
Lesson #1. Conflict is not always bad
Most of the time, conflicts can break teams apart and slow down processes, so avoiding it is a by-default reaction. However, there are times when conflicts are necessary.
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