There are quite a few topics I want to write about, but I’ll be simple and stick to one only for today. Since I started working in the event industry, I’ve met so many people and worked with quite a few as well. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a really good team at one point and it was awesome! I would literally make notes of how things should be done and what went where, and they would literally make it happen because they enjoyed what they did and also because everyone got along and respected each other.
On the other hand, I’ve also worked with people who didn’t care about their job (fair enough if you are in the wrong industry/position) and were just plain impossible to work with that you had to worry about every detail and micromanage everything because you found that if you weren’t there, they would do it their way, which sometimes turned out to be the wrong way for that specific event.
When this happened, I had to take a step back and think why this was happening. I realized a thing or two, but so much more had to be done. One of the reasons some employees act this way is because maybe things have been done a certain way for way too long, and then an outsider comes along, and just changes everything. That can obviously be frustrating to some people who are accustomed to doing things one way. Another big thing which is very difficult to change in people is attitude and respect. Of the few times that I was irritated by people not following simple instructions because of their lack of motivation or because they didn’t want to listen to me, I made sure to let them know in a nice and polite way, but firm. Sometimes this didn’t work, but I didn’t want to be that boss that loses control and just yells. That’s one thing I promised myself and I intend to stick to it. So much more learning to do!
I believe every experience counts and I will keep trying and reminding myself to be better for me and for everyone I work with because that’s what makes a strong and motivated team, and also to keep finding ways to help people work better as a team.
Have you experienced something similar? What did you do?