Communication with Stakeholders is Accelerated
In an increasingly fast-paced world it is essential to communicate with stakeholders quickly and efficiently. Communication with stakeholders can help reduce confusion, improve engagement and aid in the resolution of issues.
The first step is to determine who your stakeholders are, and get to know their individual needs and preferences. You can do this by conducting surveys as well as attending stakeholder gatherings, listening to conference calls, or watching conversations on social media. This will help you to decide how often you communicate with each stakeholder group, the type of information they need, and the format they prefer to receive it in.
Once these goals are established, it is vital to come up with a plan of communication for stakeholders that addresses their needs. This is where the stakeholder matrix can be useful. The stakeholder matrix will help you determine the importance of stakeholders based on their degree of involvement and interest and what kind of communication they require. This could include rounds of design and copy reviews daily monthly, weekly, or daily status reports video calls for groups, or even more.
Some stakeholder groups may prefer certain types of communications, such as face-to-face meetings, emails, or online meetings. Understanding the kind of communication that each stakeholder prefers will allow you to ensure that they get relevant information that they can easily absorb.