Stress is a natural component of the job. How you manage it can help you rise above it and become more successful and productive. Our experts identify 10 common sources of stress and provide solid advice for managing it.
1. Look for technology-driven resources, such as project management tools, to manage the minutiae and free up your time to be creative.
³The No. 1 tool for meeting planning is still the Excel spreadsheet,² says Kevin Iwamoto, of Lanyon Solutions in Dallas. ³If you¹re a power planner who likely is executing on more than one event, Excel becomes a very demanding boss because it¹s so manual, and it¹s so subject to human error. All you need is one mistake, and it can take you way off base.²
Automation also can make post-event reporting and documentation more accurate and less agonizing.
³Today you have more clients and corporations that require copious documentation for audits around events, especially in financial-services verticals,² Iwamoto says. ³It¹s hard to do that these days without using an automated process.²
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