The definition of the word – Stake

What is a Stakeholder? Most course delegates say that it is someone who has an interest in you. But, that is only partially correct. Yes, they might be interested, but what are they going to do with that “interest”? Many definitions exist with probably the one that says it best – A Stakeholder is an […]

What is the value of Good Stakeholder Relationships?

Today’s complex business environment requires companies to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. Each of these stakeholders have their own needs, expectations and positions and companies face stakeholder reputation risk if these needs and expectations are not monitored and faced. Stakeholders offer organizations both opportunity and threat. For instance if an institution has […]

Stakeholder Group–The “Elderly”

A recent report by Goldman Sachs reported that economic growth in the BRIC countries will be impacted by the fact that young people will have to look more and more after older people. Estimates show that there will be a 46% increase in these countries of people over the ages of 65. This information reminded […]

New Stakeholder Group–Corruption Watch poses Reputation Risk Threat

Readers of my blog may recall that I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that organisations should monitor the formation of new alliances and associations in their field, so that they can pre-empt and where necessary, engage with and build relationships with these stakeholders to protect their reputation. Yesterday, a new stakeholder group was […]

Something is Clearly Wrong with Employee Engagement in South Africa

An article in the Sunday Times Business “SA Strike Rate highest in the World” certainly caught my attention. This article set out the days lost in SA as being nearly double that of other countries and some instances at nearly 10 times the days lost in a country like Italy. However what really got my […]

Quote–Employee Stakeholder Engagement

“Imagine an organisation full of people who come to work enthusiastically, knowing that they will grow and flourish, and intent on fulfilling the visions and goals of the larger organization. There’s ease, grace, and effortless about the way they get things done. People take pleasure and pride in every aspect of the enterprise – for […]