Once you have identified your stakeholders
You may now have a long list of people and organizations that are affected by your work. Some of these may have the power either to block or advance. Some may be interested in what you are doing, others may not care.
Your boss is likely to have high power and influence over your projects and high interest.
Your family also may have high interest, but they are unlikely to have power over it.
Someone’s position on the grid shows you the actions you have to take with them:
- High power, interested people:
these are the people that must be must fully engaged and therefore make the greatest efforts to satisfy
- High power, less interested people:
put enough work in with these people to keep them satisfied,
but not so much that they become bored with your message.
- Low power, interested people:
keep these people adequately informed, and talk to them to ensure that no major issues are arising.
These people can often be very helpful with the detail of your project.
- Low power, less interested people:
again, monitor these people, but do not bore them with excessive communication.