Well, that was fast. Like all events, even the largest and most complex, the 2016 Olympic Games took months of hard work and in the blink of an eye, they were over.
As the event organizers assess and debrief, it seems like a good time for other event planners to do the same. Yes, mostly from the sideline. But because the Olympics are such a public spectacle, we gain a lot of insight into the good, bad, and downright green (apologies, Olympic divers) that came out of planning the games. Here are 5 things we learned that can help event planners find success in their own events.