Thursday, November 15, 2007

Like the Disney parking lot

To get thousands lined up before doors open for Grand Assembly (featuring Bill Cosby), facility staff had everyone file into holding area outside ballroom in pattern similar to how Disney parks cars - filling single rows at a time. Picture doesn't do justice. When doors opened, no more order, no more rows of people -- and certainly no filing around the room the way we filed in. Claustrophobic merge towards the opening -- seemed dangerous. Made me think that sometimes half a plan can be worse than no plan -- especially if tens of thousands involved.

From idea-sharing meeting for association executives:
1. Consider changing to personal days instead of various days (sick, vacation, jury, etc.)
2. Inexpensive software can help track employee hours, days off - Time Clock, Jr. product suggestion by a colleague (but I've never used it)
3. Plan/develop for budget decrease before need it - especially if anticipating market-driven reduction in membership level

NOTE to REALTOR Association Executives: click for my Report of Tuesday in Las Vegas.

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