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7 Tactics to Maintain Positive Stakeholder Relationships

A well-developed stakeholder communications plan is essential for building positive stakeholder relationships. However, this leads to the question, what is an effective engagement strategy? The key is to find a balance and ensure the right tactics suit the appropriate stakeholders. If you get the process right, then your stakeholders will champion your project. They will help your project […]

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Big Data Myths and Facts

Big data describes the collection of large volumes of structured and unstructured information. This includes; emails, social media likes and comments, stakeholder conversations and much more. Bill McCabe wrote an article about Big Data stating, “In 2013, big data accounted for a $10.2 billion industry, and is estimated to reach an astonishing $54.3 billion this year.” He explains Big Data doesn’t necessarily involve focusing on using the […]

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Demographic profiling – know your community

When preparing a community engagement strategy, you need to know who your community members are, because if you don’t understand key aspects of your community, such as their history, age, social and economic characteristics or even their political persuasion, your engagement may not be as effective as it could be… Here’s what you need to know […]

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Engaging with Financial Industries

For years, the bond between a bank and its customers has served as the operational backbone of business processes. Engaging with Financial Industries isn’t something that develops overnight. Trust, dialogue, and consideration need to be continually built upon to form relationships with customers. A study by Gallap suggests each engaged customer is likely to bring banks 37% more annual revenue compared to […]

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Barriers to internal knowledge sharing

Most organisations have two types of employees: People who embrace internal knowledge sharing and creating meaningful and transparent data or, members who keep business information to themselves. Modern, effective businesses aim to reduce the number of employees who hoard knowledge. Data transparency contributes to increased productivity, improves data transparency and helps prioritise work. The goal for organisations […]

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Why it’s important to engage from the start [community engagement journey]

When a project aims to benefit the community, its success often relies heavily on how well it addresses the community’s expectations and responds to an identified problem/issue. This means creating an effective community engagement journey is vital to project success. Early inclusion of the community can add significant value to a project – it enables […]

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3 benefits of knowledge sharing creating efficiencies across teams

There are many benefits of knowledge sharing. Organisational sharing expertise helps create a competitive business advantage. Knowledge Management Systems improve operational efficiency and help the business quickly respond to change. Teams need information sharing capabilities to support organisational and strategic activities. Let’s look at how data transparency can improve operational activities. Tina, the Minister’s personal assistant, needs access to last […]

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