Strategies for Effective Stakeholder Management

  • 8th Jun'22
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In the era of social media and online media activism, effective stakeholder management plays a vital role. The effective identification and management of your stakeholders reduce the risk and deliver a successful project. The stakeholders have an immense influence on your project, and if not managed properly, can lead to project delay or project termination. 

Effective innovation begins with strategic directions. Therefore, to save your project from termination, we have got a few strategies for effective stakeholder management. Wanna know more? Keep on reading the blog.   

 

Who are the Stakeholders? 

Stakeholders are external or internal groups that directly or indirectly affect the activities and performance of an organization, or vice-versa. 

 

What is Stakeholder Management? 

Stakeholder management is the process of organizing, monitoring, and improving your relationships with your stakeholders. It involves identifying stakeholders, analyzing their needs and expectations, and planning various tasks to engage with them. For a good stakeholder management process, you need to interact with and assess the status and quality of your relations with various stakeholders. 

 

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What are the Benefits of Stakeholder Management?

Here are a few benefits of stakeholder management.

  • More engagement.

  • More understanding of needs.

  • A better understanding of mission and vision.

  • Time invested in the right place.

  • Better communication 

  • Improves reputation.

  • Better management of expectations. 

  • Better budgeting 

  • Accountability.

  • Better and quicker decision-making.

  • Better relationship. 

 

What are the Strategies for Effective Stakeholder Management? 

The key to effective stakeholder management is proper planning. With an effective strategy, you can tackle all the hurdles coming your way. 

 

1.  Stakeholder Identification

Find out everyone who is affected by your project. Stakeholder identification aims to identify all organizations and individuals who are directly or indirectly affected by a company’s activities or who have a specific interest in these activities. As a result, you must have a list of all stakeholders. 

      

2. Stakeholder Prioritization 

Now that you have identified the groups, prioritize them according to their impact. You can take a whiteboard and analyze your stakeholders against certain criteria. 

The criteria to analyze them are:

  • Ability to change outcomes.

  • The extent to which they are impacted by the changes. 

  • Their level of support.

  • Their level of awareness of the program. 

 

3. Stakeholder Communication 

Communication plays a vital role in business and stakeholder management. It refers to the regular exchange of information between the company and its stakeholders. You can coordinate in formal ways through emails, newsletters, online presentations, project summary reports, group video calls, and online meetings. Also, lunch dates and leisure events are the best ways to communicate informally. 

 

4. Stakeholder Engagement 

The actions you take and make lead to an effective engagement with your stakeholders. It is the process by which companies communicate and get to know their stakeholders. Through engagement, the companies can understand what the stakeholders want and how engaged they are. Stakeholder engagement is two-way communication that benefits both parties. 

 

5. Stakeholder Data Collection 

Data collection is necessary for any project. You can use data collection methods during the analysis of the project. It helps to inform you about every aspect of project execution. You can use the following methods for data collection.

  • One-on-one Interviews.

  • Group Discussion

  • Collaborative Workshops.

  • Surveys 

  • Observations. 

 

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6. Stakeholder Reporting 

Every relationship requires to follow through, be it a personal or business relationship. They need to be cultivated appropriately with recognition of each party’s interest. Therefore, make sure your software reporting allows easy extraction and reporting on any aspect of your stakeholder consultation. The following points will help you when devising the reporting component. 

 

7. Stakeholder Analysis 

Stakeholder analysis will help you to identify and prioritize the people who will be affected by your business or project. A careful analysis will identify the stakeholders who support and oppose your project. This information will help you determine who needs to be engaged as the project progresses and to what extent. 


 

Conclusion 

These effective strategies will help to improve project buy-in, credibility, and ownership. Using these strategies in the right way will save you from a lot of problems, time, and money along the way. Therefore, identity, assess, communicate,  manage and engage your stakeholders. Your good days are ahead! 


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KAJAL THARWANI, OpenGrowth Content Team

An explorer who takes risks and learns from her mistakes. An aspirational content writer, studying social work. Kajal loves trying her hands in different crafts.


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