Gone are the days when organisations could get away with engaging with just a handful of stakeholders. Today people expect democracy, transparency and collaboration with organisations who may influences their lives, livelihood, future and more.
With the growth of stakeholder engagement processes over the past 20 years, stakeholders are demanding more say in decision-making processes – restricting them by informing them of predetermined outcomes in many situations it is no longer acceptable and broader input early on has higher changes of success.
Utilising online engagement software can make the entire process far-reaching, convenient, cost-effective and time-saving for everybody involved.
Before you commence evaluating online engagement software options and embarking on more regular and robust engagement projects, have a clear idea on ‘generally’ who your key stakeholders will be and what is in it for them.
- Community Engagement Paves Path for Networking
Keeping the stakeholders involved through each stage of the project is an amazing way to not just increase awareness but also build relationships. From community members, industry stakeholders to employees it results in sharing a journey, developing long-term trust and building ownership and capacity.
- Stakeholders Give Back in Rough Times
For example, businesses with strong internal communications and high levels of collaboration lead to more engaged, innovative and empowered employees. As organisations continue to evolve through change, including the tough or low times, a engaged employee will continue to remain committed whether it is simply making an effort by staying till late hours to meet the deadlines or staying loyal to your company even when they get tempting offers from your competitors. Engagement helps employees feel valued and a key part of the bigger picture.
- Stakeholders Look For Authenticity
In our experience, authentic engagement where the full 360 degree process, level of influence etc has been laid out at the start with ongoing acknowledgement and reporting builds an ongoing stakeholder panel.
Global End-To-End Online Engagement Software
Engagement Hub is a completely integrated online engagement software that offers extensive features and tools to drive collaboration and participation. Being cost-effective, secure and user-friendly, the free trial would help you understand its application in your organization.