Stakeholder Management Blog Stakeholder engagement can beat uncertainty in the utilities sector

Stakeholder engagement can beat uncertainty in the utilities sector

The ongoing uncertainty created by Brexit and whether the transition deal will be accepted, changed, or rejected, complicates things for stakeholder engagement in the utility and energy sectors but smart businesses, such as our client SP Energy are directing their energies into more comprehensive stakeholder engagement plans. If one thing is clear, it is that …

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Business Support Blog Meet the developers

Meet the developers

It was recently National Programmer Day in the U.S and we wanted to celebrate the great minds in development who work to not only keep Tractivity running smoothly, but who also make exciting new developments. Our team is headed up by Development Manager Tom Keep, who joined Tractivity 10 years ago as a junior developer …

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Stakeholder Management Blog Stakeholders stand between project success and failure

Stakeholders stand between project success and failure

If you manage a project, you’ll be keen to avoid failure, and one potential pitfall is within stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management.  If you fail to engage stakeholders, or don’t appease resistors to change, you can have a real problem on your hands. Every project you will take on will have a direct or indirect …

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Stakeholder Management Blog Proper stakeholder engagement can fast track change in the rail sector

Proper stakeholder engagement can fast track change in the rail sector

Our recent work with our clients West Midland Rail, Network Rail and Northern Rail has shown us that when it comes to stakeholder engagement in the rail sector – operators have a real challenge on their hands. According to stats from Stagecoach, the UK rail industry employs more than 190,000 people, from train drivers and …

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Stakeholder Management Blog Stakeholder management shouldn’t be done in spreadsheets

Stakeholder management shouldn’t be done in spreadsheets

It’s a bold title. You might be thinking that you’ve done stakeholder management perfectly fine in spreadsheets after all.  In fact, you might have stumbled upon Tractivity and be wondering what exactly we have against spreadsheets. In short – it’s nothing personal. We love spreadsheets for a wide range of business activities and even in …

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Stakeholder Management Blog Encourage stakeholder engagement with our new Anonymous Survey feature

Encourage stakeholder engagement with our new Anonymous Survey feature

When it comes to stakeholder engagement, it’s key to reach respondents where they are most willing to respond, whether that’s online, through email, SMS, social or even offline. However, it’s not always where you reach them, but how. Whilst undertaking surveys can be an ideal way to canvass opinion – it’s key to note that not …

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Stakeholder Management Blog How to effectively multitask as a stakeholder engagement manager

How to effectively multitask as a stakeholder engagement manager

If your role as a stakeholder engagement manager means you are responsible for maintaining and promoting a good working relationship with external stakeholders, organisations, agencies and even internal employees, we believe that multi-tasking effectively is the key to help you ensure each working day is a success, but that the right stakeholder management tool will …

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Stakeholder Management Blog How stakeholder engagement software gives multiple stakeholder groups a voice

How stakeholder engagement software gives multiple stakeholder groups a voice

When it comes to managing stakeholder engagement, you have the tricky job of playing marketing manager, peacekeeper, data analyst and diplomat between many different people. However, at its heart,  Stakeholder Engagement is the practice of influencing a variety of outcomes through consultation, communication, negotiation, compromise, and relationship building. Communication to all stakeholders is critical to …

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Stakeholder Management Blog Why projects fail at the stakeholder engagement stage (and what to do about it)

Why projects fail at the stakeholder engagement stage (and what to do about it)

Despite the importance of projects to our daily personal and working lives, projects all around us fail. It’s a fact of life, but one that not many people like to talk about. After all, who wants a ‘failure’ on their CV? The Standish Group released some amazing statistics just about the depth of project failure. …

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Stakeholder Management Blog Tractivity version release v5.5.2

Tractivity version release v5.5.2

We have now released v5.5.2 of Tractivity. On top of a few of minor bug fixes and enhancements we’ve added a series of new additions that continue to drive Tractivity forward as the leading UK-based Stakeholder Management software provider. Our customers told us that it took too many clicks to reach contact information when viewing …

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