There’s nothing happening in your organization. No excitement. No momentum. No forward progress. No innovation or remarkable things to talk about.
Schedule an event. Sure, everyone’s busy doing their work. Stuff is getting done and you’re delivering product to customers.
But if you don’t have events, it just doesn’t feel like anything is happening. In a large corporation, sometimes you feel like you’re in your own little corner and disconnected with the big picture. And maybe you are.
So having an event, a unique, out of the ordinary, one time event that gathers people together and gives them something to talk about, will create momentum. Even if the event doesn’t turn out that well, or not very many people show up, the fact that you had an event means that something is happening in your area. You are connecting people.
All your advertising to all those people who saw your announcement (even if they decided not to attend for whatever reason) created a perception in a lot of minds that something is happening and that they are missing out. This perception or awareness has value in and of itself. It signifies action. It means a gathering is taking place. And it reaches a larger audience than those who just show up.
And when people gather, things can happen. Connections are made. Relationships strengthened. Plans are developed.
It hardly even matters what the event is about. Schedule an event. You’ll make progress in more ways than you can tell.