Communication vs. Engagement

Last month I wrote about communication and its importance in basically every aspect of life. It’s integral to successful project management and, used effectively, makes sure your stakeholders know what’s going on, and helps reduce public backlash. But what about engagement? Is there a difference between communication and engagement? In the stakeholder engagement world, the […]

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Case Study – GHD & TMR Bruce Highway Upgrades consultation

As part of a major highway upgrade project in Queensland’s North Coast Region, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and GHD worked together to ensure local residents were informed about the project, their needs considered and their voices heard. Finalists in the 2016 Champions of Innovation Award in Community Engagement, GHD’s Stakeholder Engagement team […]

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Managing Stakeholders in High-Stress Situations with Advanced Empathetic Communication

We recently spent some time with internationally renowned Dr. Peter Sandman who is an expert in managing public outrage and risk communication. In our last article we covered a brief introduction to public outrage and the foundations for empathetic communication. Today we will cover four advanced approaches to managing stakeholders in high stress situations with […]

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