Had a sad ending from the Events Industry?
There is something about a movie with a sad ending that really irks me. Not sure if you feel the same way? I guess my feeling is rooted in the fact that I paid to see a movie that was meant to be entertaining and to my way of thinking entertainment, if true to definition, must be enjoyable. Sad endings are just not enjoyable….for me at least!
This reflection is also relevant to the many thousands of event industry personnel who have lost their jobs over the past year and a half.
Our staff entered this industry to entertain others, to inspire others and to pursue a fulfilling career filled with promise however for many, that came to an abrupt and often unpleasant end with Covid19. A sad ending and not a good ending.
At TES we have partnered with Leading Well to provide the most progressive thinking in the area of leadership development to our event industry clients in Australia. Leading Well has worked with numerous leaders who have experienced an exit from their employment which has caused them some degree of trauma. It seems that this is more common than one might have thought so if you have experienced this you are not alone. The feelings associated with a poorly managed exit act to hold individuals back as they struggle to let go of what is now the past but a past firmly rooted in the present.
The good news is that with some help bad endings can be turned to good so that life can go on.
We are working with leaders on two fronts:
1) We are helping those affected by a bad ending to move on and pursue a fulfilling and bright future 2) We are working with leadership to help entrench more systemic thinking around how they manage the exit of employees. We help develop good strategies and raise awareness of the detrimental cultural impacts of poorly managed staff exits. Dips in morale, loss of trust and fear are amongst the knock on effects
If you would like to learn more about this or are in need of some help please privately message me, @Dan Londero to have a chat.