In the rapidly changing environment of modern organisations, L&D professionals will have multiple stakeholders at all stages, with different perspectives and priorities, get these relationships right and the benefits are significant. They can include:
• By gathering the opinions of stakeholders at an early stage to shape the project outcomes. It is more likely that they will support the learning solution and their input can also improve the quality of your project
• Gaining support from powerful stakeholders can help win more resource – this will improve the chances of the learning being successful
• By communicating with stakeholders early and frequently, they will fully understand the benefits of your learning project – this means they will support the learning actively when necessary
• You can anticipate what people’s reaction to the learning project may be, and build a plan of actions that will win people’s support.
About James Hudson:
James is the founder of the L&D Mastermind and Managing Director of Drive Development Solutions, with over 18 years of Learning and Development experience. James has worked on Organisational Development & Culture change programs in large, fast-paced, complex organisations within the Digital, Telecommunications, Automotive and Financial Services sectors. Training across the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, James has used his operational experience gained from operational management roles in Contact Centres and Retail environments to offer pragmatic solutions that deliver real, sustainable change in organisations across the globe.