Situation: You know how important stakeholder engagement is in ensuring project success so you have made a genuine effort and have spent a lot of time trying to get stakeholders involved only to find that they are disinterested, or even worse, against the project altogether. You ask: ‘What am I doing wrong?’
The key to engaging stakeholders in any project is to have a good understanding of their priorities, Kaylene O’Brien, a technology partner at Deloitte Consulting, said. As much as you may want your project to be at the top of their minds, show that you understand they have other business demands and priorities.
“Quite often there is push back from the business units and the stakeholders because often that expectation comes from very little notice and the stakeholders continue to have their business-as-usual demands.
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