“Events are supposed to be exciting, stimulating and fun.”
Richard Limb from Capita Symonds and President of the National Outdoor Events Association says this in the context of event health and safety, but really it could be applied to any aspect of the organisation of any kind of event.
“Paranoid, over zealous nit picking, paper producing processes do nothing of any value.”
Except handcuff and restrict the enthusiasm and creativity of every member of your team. Which is not saying that the proper processes shouldn’t be put in place or adhered to, but that they should not be the tail that wags the dog.
“We need to get on with putting on a show, to entertain and thrill the crowds.”
Regardless of whether they are a handful of executives or thousands of members of the public. Forget this and you might as well pack up and go home now.