One of the biggest challenges to building strong relationships with stakeholders is that this process takes time, and – let’s face it – we’re all so time poor.
Leaders and staff members alike struggle with carving out the necessary time to build those critical relationships with stakeholders.
That’s why it’s so crucial to have an organisational commitment to building relationships with stakeholders, as well as having it as a priority within the organisation’s culture.
It’s important to incorporate relationship building into things like the recruitment process, and also role model this behaviour as a leader.
In the end, this is an investment that will pay excellent dividends in the long run.