Positively Engaged Stakeholders
What could be better than having all those with a stake in an outcome working together to support a process? It's immensely powerful and we do this for every project we work on.
Stakeholders are a central focus of all our work.
We work hard to build strong and trusted relationships with all stakeholders, which paves the way for sustainable outcomes. These relationships are critical to the success of the projects that we run. We do this by treating stakeholders as genuine partners and also respecting their experience, knowledge and interest in the issue.
We have worked with stakeholders on complex and challenging reforms where there are strong vested interests or strongly held views and we have built trust and respect in the independence of the process despite the fact that not all stakeholders have got the result that they would have preferred.
However, of most importance is the relationship between the government and the stakeholders.
We recognise and respect this and work to ensure that we at all times we are upholding, supporting and building existing relationships.
We work with governments to undertake detailed stakeholder analyses and to understand what government wants to achieve by engaging with stakeholders. This process allows us to develop a comprehensive engagement process which delivers on the needs of the stakeholders and of government alike
Sometimes the focus of government is on engaging the broader community. Depending on what the government wants to achieve from this we will also advise that involving stakeholders is also integral. Where this is the case we will design appropriate processes to bring stakeholders into the process.
Are you interested in how our democracy works? And want to help be part of making it work better? Register to be part of our Deliberative Army, all committed to working with government to develop public policy.