Friday, February 17, 2012
The Standards Are Here, Now What?
That's right, the APEX/ASTM Standards (8 out of 9 anyway) are now available online. The waiting is over, now it is time for action.
If you are like me, your mind is probably racing with questions like...What will they mean to my organization, events, and my position? Where can I find them? How can I implement them? What sector should I start on? How do we already measure up? What happens if we don't?
First of all remember, we are in this together, standing by the edge of the pool. Now it is time to hold our noses and jump in. The good news is, we can hold hands until we get used to the water. I will be posting our experiences working with the APEX/ASTM Standards as well as tips and information as it becomes available on this blog. Feel free to share yours so we can all learn from each other.
Today, let's start dangling our legs over the edge and getting our feet wet by reviewing the list and their descriptions. http://www.conventionindustry.org/StandardsPractices/APEXASTM/APEXASTMlist.aspx If you feel adventurous, wade in and download one.
"Be the first one in the pool," a wise woman once told me. Here is our chance!