Yesterday (16 May 2018), I took part in an expert panel discussion on managing business risks hosted by Lancashire Business View, where my focus was on the risks posed to infrastructure developments by those that object to them. Here's a flavour of what I said (embellished here because space allows).
Different people react to proposed new infrastructure near them (or things that matter to them) in different ways. Those that object do so for a variety of reasons.
Good stakeholder engagement is worth investing time in. It may not be quick, but done right, it can be both easy and meaningful.
We polled over 1,500 UK internet users to find out what type of new infrastructure development they'd least like to see built near them.
First-time buyers find it increasingly hard to get on the property ladder. Even a supply of new executive homes can help.
People appreciate straight talking, it invokes trust. Be more successful at stakeholder engagement by saying what you mean and meaning what you say.