Solutions for Excess Collaboration


The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently posted a podcast called “Excessive Collaboration.” Rob Cross, a professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, explained to HBR editor-in-chief, Adi Ignatius during the conversation how work has become an exhausting marathon of group projects and that globalization, increased forms of communication (email, video chat and social media) and the need for immediate gratification in our fast-paced world just compound the issue.

Many of us in the events industry (and across other industries as well I am sure) would agree with the Professor. The autumn is always an overly busy time of the year in many parts of the world. The summer has come to a close and for most of us, it is back to business as usual. For our industry, this means that the events industry is in full force again, company executives and marketing folks are traveling, shows and expos are on the calendar and budgets are being finalized for next year.

At T3 Expo we have built our business on trying to take the burden off of our clients and act as a true extension of their team. A big part of our mission is to give time back to our clients.

We have created tools and solutions to do this such as our T3 Central technology. The technology allows online collaboration from anywhere, any place and any time to manage, share and make changes to designs, plans or other documents. It alleviates that “back and forth” over email that often just adds confusion and clutter to your email inbox.

Many times, our clients share with us that our T3 team is wiling to do anything and everything we can to make sure our clients have a successful event, and that means “really” acting as an extended member of the team—not just saying it. If we work on your event in Barcelona, then those same Eventineers will work on your event in Baltimore or Beijing.

We can’t imagine not providing our clients that kind of support! Isn’t that why you hire a partner?

The T3 Expo team is mindful of the challenges our clients face -- and the many other work challenges that are highlighted in the podcast. Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to it. Don’t worry; we’ll have your back.