Regardless of who you are, where you live, or what you do for a living, one thing is certain: disaster will strike at some point in your life. And on Monday morning, thousands of Houstonians woke up disaster in the form of high water flooding, and severe weather.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner called the rainfall and associated flooding “unprecedented” for the city. More than 224 flights were canceled at Bush IAH, and over 54 flights canceled at Hobby. Unfortunately, disaster is a part of our lives, and it’s something that usually brings about a certain vulnerability to us. But disasters not only occur in our personal lives, disaster can also strike in our world of business. However, there is something we can do to help protect against disaster. That thing is plan for it!
Planning is perhaps one of the best ways to protect against disaster, because a good planner is always looking ahead for what “might” happen in the future. Here’s what we mean: Let’s just say that your company has an upcoming event, where employees will be honored for their contributions to your company, followed by a workshop and presentation on your company’s vision and where your company is headed.
A good planner would not only choose the best date to hold the event, but a good planner would also consider outside factors that could affect attendance of the event. But that’s not all, costs will more than likely be associated with the event in some shape, form, or fashion. Needless to say that there are many things that can go wrong for the event. The event date may not be convenient for attendees. Finding a good caterer to cater the event can be a challenge, meaning the food has to be good, and at a good price, to ensure that you stay within your budget.
On top of that, people have to be able to get to and from the event (which could bring about transportation issues), and having a nice and economical place to actually hold the event is also crucial to the overall success of the event. These tasks left up to the wrong person, or the wrong organization, could quickly turn out to be a disaster, IF proper planning isn’t done. The key to ensuring disaster doesn’t strike during your event, is to find a reputable company to assist you.