Stakeholders can be hub members or just be interested in the hub work and outcomes, being potential future hub members.
Stakeholders have a major role in the hub work, as they are fundamental to link the hub to their own institutions of origin, and to create the communication flow between all hub members. If information is power, sharing information is superpower!
What is stakeholder engagement?
There are 5 main steps to stakeholder analysis:
What are the potential outcome issues, impact and benefits?
Map out how you are going to best report stakeholder sentiment and feedback based on stakeholder groups. Identify your stakeholders – start to list out your individual and stakeholder groups
Prioritise your stakeholders – categorise them based on their influence, interest, demographic and levels of participation in your project/organisation
Understand your stakeholders – get in-depth insights into your stakeholders
Reassess your stakeholders – continually reassessing your stakeholders helps you understand the changing nature of stakeholder perspectives
1. Make the hub the epicenter of communication between stakeholders
2. Understand what your stakeholders want to see in the hub and monitor engagement levels to adjust your engagement strategy
3. Create engagement since the early days of your hub, so everyone will be involved
4. Do everything you can to keep the hub at the top of all stakeholders’ mind