In my previous business we used to organise as many as 15 events a week. As you'd expect, I trusted my employees to undertake their event management role in a professional and legal manner.
What I didn't know, and what isn’t known by any employer, is whilst colleagues are out of sight are they taking risks. There is always time pressure to get the event set-up (or de-rigged). There is sometimes an external persuasive third party who can affect pre-agreed plans.
And by third party I mean client. And of course, client can mean a more senior colleague. It is unlikely that any other third party would have the `power’ to alter pre-agreed plans – unless of course they were the `law’.
So how do you ensure that just because your colleagues are out of sight, that they don’t go out of their mind and take risky shortcuts to save themselves time or to appease the client.
Here are 5 points to ponder.