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If you’re an event planner, there’s a high chance you’ve been under the pump from time-to-time (99% of the time). Managing several tasks at once is always going to add extra pressure and unfortunately, these constraints will only continue to pile up. Due to the stressful nature of the events industry, it’s only a matter of time before you and your staff burnout. As an event planner, you may have certain remedies that allow you to combat fatigue but what about your workers? Addressing staff fatigue is the first step, but creating a plan to manage it will be your true test.
Not sure where to start? Don’t stress, below we’ve put together a few of our best tips that will help you recognise and manage staff fatigue. So get comfy and prepare to unwind.
Looking to plan an event? More importantly, how will you make it a success? If this isn't your first rodeo as an event planner then you'll know the key is to have a robust checklist in place. It will provide huge value when you can manage it successfully, but like many things, our greatest assets can often become our achilles heel. How event planner's have inherited superhuman multi-tasking powers is already a mystery to most, however, it's important to note that all superhero's have a weakness. Avoiding or overcoming it is the important part. If you don't want your checklist to end up becoming your kryptonite, make sure you're tackling all of the pain points that could potentially harm your event's image.
A devastating three weeks in California has finally come to an end with officials now confirming that the wildfires have been 100% contained. The magnitude and severity of these fires are hard to comprehend but with over 150,000 acres decimated and 87 civilian fatalities (over 250 people are still unaccounted for) it is now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire ever recorded in the state’s history. With so many people missing and no way of locating them, a communication crisis is now unraveling and people are urgently seeking answers.
A solid communication process is key for nailing that “effective event operations” stuff. And, it’s even better when the communication method you have in hand enables your whole event workforce to communicate through a single platform. Seamlessly connecting your workforce through one channel might sound near impossible, but - don’t panic - there are tools out there to help you.
Health & Safety isn’t the sexiest topic to think or talk about when you’re planning your next big event, but being aware of the Health & Safety risks associated with your event is integral to it running smoothly and keeping everyone attending or working at your event safe. It’s fair to say, that in the past, it hasn’t always been given the attention it needs in the event planning stages, which can have - and has had at times - a detrimental impact. With a change in focus, and heightened “due diligence” required around this, there’s measures event professionals can and should put in place to ensure they’re taking Health & Safety seriously.
When planning large events, it’s easy to get absorbed by the exciting part of pulling together your vision for your event and organizing all the details that will surprise and delight your attendees. However, it’s important not to forget two other critical parts of your event in the planning process - packing in and packing out.