Power / Interest Grid for Stakeholder Analysis
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 it. Some may be interested in what you are doing, others may not care.
Map out your stakeholders on a Power/Interest Grid and classify them by their power over your work and by their
interest in your work.
For example, your boss is likely to have high power and influence over your projects and high interest. Your family
may have high interest, but 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 you must fully engage with, and 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
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