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9 Tips to Improve Your Relationship with Project Stakeholders
Stakeholder management has always been a tricky business. Photo: https://flic.kr/p/dgTkh9
Your job starts the day a project begins, and doesn’t end until after the post-project reflection meetings. Photo: https://flic.kr/p/7wQKEd
Your job starts the day a project begins, and doesn’t end until after the post-project reflection meetings. And you have to keep your stakeholders happy & engaged the entire time. Photo: https://flic.kr/p/7wQKEd
…In other words, you need superpowers. Photo: https://flic.kr/p/f2kxUM
We spoke to project managers from around the world to hear their best advice on stakeholder management. Read on to se e what tips th ey shared⤑ Photo: https://flic.kr/p/gfJWZC
Tip 1 Don’t forget any stakeholders! Bring in team members, project sponsors, and ANYONE who has an interest in the project outcome. Photo: https://flic.kr/p/3W1Vv4
Tip 3 Build a good relationship with stakeholders before you need it. to e blog post Read th ps get more ti Photo: https://flic.kr/p/tFqQy
Tip 4 Communicate with people in the way that best suits their style, not your style: face-to-face, phone calls, emails, chat tools, etc. Photo: https://flic.kr/p/m71BmQ
Photo: https://flic.kr/p/827nu2 Tip 5 Good managers are behavioral scientists. Learn what makes people tick and use it to motivate them. (Candy, anyone?)
Tip 6 Get stakeholder input and feedback early. Use this interaction to get them to really care about the project outcome. to e blog post Read th ps get more ti Photo: https://flic.kr/p/4aHuhr
Tip 7 When new requests come in, highlight the impact on your project schedule.
Tip 8 Give consistent project updates geared toward different stakeholder interests. Always include real numbers and real results. Photo: https://flic.kr/p/5sgPYY
Tip 9 When there is good news or press, point the spotlight at your stakeholders instead of yourself. Photo: https://flic.kr/p/bgUihc
Want more advice on stakeholder management? Read more advice from experienced managers on the Wrike blog. Go to the Wrike blog Photo: https://flic.kr/p/7u22GL