Everyone’s dialled up to ten, the manners have been lost, people are fatigued, they’re mobilising from one project to yours because everybody knows how to tackle infrastructure community engagement these days. There are social media assassins and mobilised groups that can bring your project down.
So, what are you going to do?
As a Project Leader, it’s important that you don’t crumble under the pressure.
That you understand that your project has a fantastic benefit and the people who have polarising views also have alignment with what you’re trying to achieve.
So, you need to get out there early, build awareness and engagement and find those connected opportunities to work with a variety of stakeholders.
The good news is there is a program and cost benefits by proactively engaging.
Engagement is not the responsibility of a couple of Community Liaison Officers on your team. It’s something that the whole leadership team should benefit from and be on the front foot and front line to know about.
If you need some training around culture and creating those systems so that everyone on the team can face stakeholder warming, call Struber, we’d love to give you a hand.