Tuesday, August 4, 2009
It's All About Teamwork
"Rick, no! Don't switch the paper out of the copier yet, I was trying to print a certificate!" This is just one loud conversation you might hear in our copy room as we prepare for the National Christmas Tree Association Convention. Preparing for a client conference can be stressful, but it can also be fun. There is always more hustle and bustle around our office while we're preparing for a conference. Boxes are in the middle of the floor, staff members are moving from one office to another discussing how many tables to order for the booth or what the latest attendance count is. During a regular work day it can be so easy for me to get focused on my own personal to-do list that before I know it it is lunch-time and I haven't gotten up from my desk! So while people may be tripping over boxes or fighting over the copy machine, it can be a nice change of pace. Another thing I've noticed is that while everyone on our client-team is working on individual tasks to get ready for the conference, any person will gladly drop what they are doing to help another person. That's the meaning of teamwork and in my opinion, a key component to a successful conference. So if you're helping to plan a conference, just remember when tensions are high and there is still a LOT left to be done, try to take a deep breath and enjoy it too!