A few weeks ago, many experts expected the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio to be a disaster. Now that the games are over, it seems that those experts were mistaken.
That’s not to say that there weren’t any issues. Aside from the green pool water and the now infamous Ryan Lochte incident, there were several smaller incidents that went mostly unnoticed. And the broadcast coverage of the events even managed to leave out some half-empty stadiums and much of the less-than-picturesque scenes surrounding the Olympic stadiums.
In addition, the games actually managed to do some good for Rio as well, with creation of some new infrastructure that will remain in the city long after the event is a distant memory.
So it wasn’t a perfect event. But what two-week international event could be? And for those watching at home, who were mainly focused on the athletes’ performances anyway, it came across as a fairly seamless experience.
Keeping Business Issues Behind the Scenes Lessens their Impact
That same concept can be applied to businesses as well. You can’t run a business without running into countless business issues behind the scenes. But focus on keeping your products and customer facing experience from really being affected, and people will likely be happy with the result.
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