Commit to follow-up
If something goes wrong during the night, talk about what happened at a later time and try to make a better plan for future nights.
- Talk about how people should approach problems with each other.
- Avoid coming across as judgmental or demanding.
- Simply “warning” people or telling people they are wrong isn’t helpful.
- Approach people with empathy to talk about why the plan was important in the first place. This can be a challenge if people have had too much to drink, but you can be direct yet supportive at the same time.
- We can’t always anticipate when something might go wrong. If something bad happens, switch into support mode and avoid blaming people.