In today’s business environment engaging effectively with the community and key stakeholders can mean the difference between success and failure.
Unfortunately, too many businesses seem to consider stakeholder engagement as simply giving the appearance of meaningful consultation in order to achieve a pre-determined objective. Sadly, there are any number of examples where this has resulted in otherwise good companies being rightfully accused of secrecy and for taking community approval for granted.
Whenever enterprise has a noticeable impact on community life – visually, environmentally, socially or economically – stakeholder engagement becomes a necessary part of doing business. But its not all bad. In fact, it can be, and should be, very valuable. It may even teach you things you didn’t expect.
However, there is no escaping the fact that effective community and stakeholder engagement is inevitably linked to business success.
We have years of experience to share with you – experience gathered from working with resource companies, rural and aquaculture enterprises, urban and city developers, health care services and pharmaceutical companies, vehicle manufacturers and major sporting clubs, just to name a few.
And don’t overlook your employees, customers and suppliers as key stakeholders. We can teach you methods to better meet their expectations as well.