Running events with large groups of people, attention to detail counts: Getting the room right, making sure the sound system is set up properly (often overlooked by venue owners), people’s individual needs are properly catered for, and a whole host of other factors are dealt with effectively.
To the uninitiated, the attention to detail can seem obsessive, but that’s what it takes. The organiser’s commitment needs to be stronger than the participants’ hesitation and scepticism, and sometimes some of the team’s reluctance to act.
It’s like that with change in organisations…
It takes obsessive attention to detail and commitment to powerful action to carry everyone along.
If being reasonable means accepting things as they are (like a sound system which doesn’t work very well or a company system that inhibits necessary change) sometimes we need to be unreasonable.