Event crew are important assets that can make the difference between an event being successful and being a complete failure. This is why when companies are looking to source event crew it is important that they take care in order to find the best event crew available that can perform in their role well and overall contribute to the success of the event as a whole. In order to do this a number of important decisions first need to be made with regards to how the event is run and as well as where it is located plus potential external factors
Learning From Other Organisations
When looking to source event a crew an excellent way in which to find the best event crew suited to your organisation is to look at other events that have taken place that have been hosted by other organisations. Doing this gives a better insight into how they have operated and also means that you can learn from any mistakes that they may have made with the event as a whole. It is important also to benchmark against other organisations as this means that you are setting the standard higher for the quality of your work and the event overall. An example of a festival falling into chaos was the Isle of wight festival in 2012. During this festival the weather became severe causing a lot of mud and issues with travel. Some people were delayed up to ten hours and because the Isle of wight is so remote this compounded the problem with ships being unable to dock and cars unable to move due to small roads and hundreds of drivers. So in this instance the weather was a major external factor which wasn’t properly considered by the festival organisers. Furthermore there wasn’t really any contingency plans to deal with the delays and disruption that this caused.
What Makes Effective Event Crew?
There are many different factors that can come into play and influence who effective your event crew is. One of the most important factors that should be considered before hiring a crew is their overall reputation. Event crew with a good reputation have a significantly better chance of fulfilling their role effectively and being an important asset. A good way in which to find out more about a companies reputation is to contact some of their clients and see if you can find out further information about how they performed overall. Another factor which affects how effective an event crew is overall experience. An crew that have years of experience within the industry is far more likely to perform well than a newer event crew company so therefore it is important to also do a little background research into the company itself and when it was formed in order to have a better idea of how the staff may perform. Overall to conclude there are a wide range of factors that can affect a team overall. It is important to note that external factors have an influence on the effectiveness of event staff and could also make or break an event as well.