RRI Tool: Stakeholder Engagement

A 5-step approach

Stakeholder engagement can help you in 5 steps to set your ambition regarding stakeholder engagement and working towards this by defining the stakeholders, how to engage them and then act accordingly. Stakeholders can play all sorts of roles during your innovation processes. From providing information on their needs and values to co-designing the products or even co-managing your innovation trajectories. So it’s important to engage them according to what you see fit.

When to Use This Tool

When you want a comprehensive approach of stakeholder engagement.

How to Use This Tool

A step-by-step approach starting from a vision on stakeholder engagement identifying relevant stakeholders (see also tool – stakeholder mapping) and suitable engagement mechanisms. Subsequently conducting the engagement itself, leading to an action plan with the gained findings, insights and agreements from the engagement

Tool Categories

Areas of attention: Opening Up to the World, Areas of attention: Thinking of the Future
Place of application: CSR, Place of application: Management, Place of application: Research
Purpose of tool: Inspiration & Guidance, Purpose of tool: Stakeholder Engagement

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Required Investment

Depending on the level of ambition

Expertise Needed

Expertise level required when you do it yourself:

  • Novice

External support:

  • No external support needed, you can do it yourself

Expected Results

  • A vision on stakeholder engagement.
  • An elaboration of this vision into actions to engage the stakeholders each according to their specified engagement mechanism.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders tailored to the mutual needs, wishes and capabilities.

This can contribute to innovations that meet values and needs of society and may influence your market share.