Stakeholder Engagement: How to Reduce Resistance

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

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Resistance is created in large part because the stakeholders are not being engaged up front and early in the change process.

Experience shows us that early, targeted employee engagement, communication, and inputting to the future state solution is what instills stakeholder commitment to pursue and succeed at change.

Stakeholder Engagement: How to Reduce Resistance-1Effective engagement has the potential to unleash vast amounts of people’s potential and energy–greater motivation, more sustained effort, and inspired levels of creativity for a better future.

Asking stakeholders – who will be the ones to adopt and live with the new reality – what their best thinking is on the issues, design requirements, solution scenarios and impacts prior to implementation are keys to mobilizing the fastest, most successful experience of change.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the many organizational, team and individual performance benefits from engagement done right
  • Identify the most powerful early engagement opportunities in the change process and understand how to maximize these opportunities to save time, money and increase commitment and meaningful participation
  • Deepen your understanding that one-size-fits-all engagement does not work
  • Understand how to dial in the right engagement strategies and actions with the right audiences for key steps in your change effort