Managing the risks of infrastructure project objectors

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).

 

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Top 5 tools for keeping in touch with stakeholders

Keeping in touch with stakeholders can be tough, especially when there could be hundreds if not thousands for a major infrastructure project. Here are our top 5 picks for software solutions that can help.

 

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Local supply chains and stakeholder engagement

Building a local supply chain for your project is a vital component of stakeholder engagement

 

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The reasons why different people object to infrastructure developments

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.

 

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Investing in stakeholder engagement for controversial infrastructure

Good stakeholder engagement is worth investing time in. It may not be quick, but done right, it can be both easy and meaningful.

 

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Engagement = Meaningful Conversation Squared

The best engagement happens when you get into meaningful conversations with your stakeholders, and when they feel comfortable reciprocating. E=MC2.

 

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Three reasons to do stakeholder engagement

There are three reasons why you might choose to engage with stakeholders ahead of your next big project. But there's only one that matters for controversial yet critical infrastructure.

 

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And the least popular forms of infrastructure are...

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.

 

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Saying no to new homes is bad for first-time buyers

First-time buyers find it increasingly hard to get on the property ladder. Even a supply of new executive homes can help.

 

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Stakeholder engagement - say what you mean and mean what you say

People appreciate straight talking, it invokes trust. Be more successful at stakeholder engagement by saying what you mean and meaning what you say.

 

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